Graduate program

Mathematics and applications: research and interactions

The ITI program provides a research-oriented training dedicated to mathematics and its application in various scientific fields. This program comes in addition to the courses offered by 9 associated master tracks of the mathematics, computer science and physics departments of the University of Strasbourg. The Master students will gain a broader view of the research activity as well as specific skills for conducting interdisciplinary collaborations.

This program is certified by a university diploma (DU - Diplôme d’Université) of the University of Strasbourg, called “Mathematics and applications: research and interactions”.


First year (Master 1)

Weekly interdisciplinary seminar

Researchers from Strasbourg or other universities in France or abroad, whose core subjects are not necessarily mathematics or computer science but who use them in their research, present their work and the techniques they use. Students will gain a panoramic view of the use of mathematics and computing in science. Subjects can be as diverse as cryptography, mathematical modeling for the environment, statistics for medicine…


Second year (Master 2)

One-week training school

This Workshop, intended for M2 and PhD students, presents specific topics that are transverse to the partner masters. Its takes place in September at the beginning of the M2 year.

Interdisciplinary project

These projects are the continuation of the training school. They last over the first semester and are conducted by groups of 2 or 3 students with different scientific backgrounds. This creates strong connections between students and stimulates exchange of knowledge and methods. By comparing their knowledge each together, they gain more hindsight on their own discipline. Moreover, they will learn to carry out an interdisciplinary project by defining both a general common problematic and then related sub-problems where methods coming from the different disciplines could be fruitful.


Master 1 or Master 2

Mathematics and applications courses

In each partner Master, a few courses are labelled “Mathematics and applications”. The students have to validate these courses with a minimal score of 12/20.

Admission for Master students

Apply in one of the 9 associated master tracks.

Apply in the graduate program. The selection criteria include academic results, motivation specific to the objectives of IRMIA++, any experience demonstrating the ability for interdisciplinary collaborations, and a potential to actively participate in the IRMIA++ activities.

A few master grants are awarded each year for the students attending the ITI program. The grants are accessible to Master 1 and Master 2 students. These are one-year grants with possible renewal for the second year (under condition of academic results). The selection process is the same as the admission to the graduate program.

Applications to the IRMIA++ diploma and master grants include a CV, a cover letter, full transcripts, and name of references for recommendations. To be sent to iti-irmiapp@unistra.fr.

Admission for PhD students

The graduate program is open to any PhD students of the IRMIA++ research team.

Courses of the graduate program are validated by the PhD schools ( MSII: mathematics, computer science and engineering, PCP: physics and chemistry)

Apply in the graduate program. The selection criteria include (in order of priority): academic results, motivation specific to the objectives of IRMIA++, any experience demonstrating the ability for interdisciplinary collaborations, and a potential to actively participate in the IRMIA++ activities.

Applications to the IRMIA++ diploma include a CV, a cover letter, full transcripts, and name of references for recommendations. To be sent to irmiappATmath.unistra.fr.