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

2 steps for the application to the graduate program:
-Apply to one of the 9 associated master tracks.
-Apply to the graduate program (conditions below). 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.

Application for graduate program and master grants must include:
-CV,
-A cover letter,
-Full transcripts (undergraduate),
-Name of references for recommendations.
Application file must be sent to iti-irmiapp@unistra.fr.
Application deadline : May 31st 2021.

Master Grants

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). Selection is based on academic results. The grant amounts to between 6 000 and 10 000 euros/year (subject to validation by administrative council), depending on the candidate situation.

Candidates have to register for Master on e-candidat or Campus France websites. Application files with no mention of registration number for e-candidat or Campus France will not be considered.

In order to apply for Master grants, candidates have to complete a unique file for both graduate program and grant applications. In case of rejection for the grant, the application will be considered for graduate program only. The application file must contain :
-a resume, mentioning registration number for e-candidat or Campus France,
-the last obtained diploma and full transcripts of last two years, 
-a cover letter describing your professional project and insertion in University of Strasbourg,
-complete designation of the chosen Master track (application for 2 masters can be considered in the same file),
-email adress and/or contact details of two referees (professors from your origin institution),
-Optional : email adress and/or contact details of a referee from the University of Strasbourg.
Application file must be sent to iti-irmiapp@unistra.fr.
Application deadline : May 31st 2021.
Decision information will be given no sooner than late may 2021 for grant attribution. Master registration is managed separately at scolarity service. Application received after deadline will be examined case-by-case.

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 to the graduate program (conditions below). 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.

Application for graduate program must include:
-CV,
-A cover letter,
-Full transcripts (master’s degree),
-Name of references for recommendations.
Application file must be sent to iti-irmiapp@unistra.fr.