ECMI Net Campus launched

The ECMI Special Interest Group on Virtual Education has been studying the potential of cooperation and exchange of educational resources among ECMI nodes as a means to alleviate the problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a central action we collected from ECMI partners descriptions of courses, which have some […]

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University of Wuppertal on the way to become an ECMI Teaching Centre

Since winter term 2019/2020, the University of Wuppertal (Bergische Universität Wuppertal), Germany has launched two new programmes in techno- and economathematics. The four-semester master’s programme in technomathematics has its focus on numerics, optimization, stochastics, functional analysis and parallel algorithms/high-performance computing.  In the supplementary field (minor subject) a subject from electrical, […]

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E-Learning Activities and Digital Lecturing at Bergische Universität Wuppertal

The Bergische Universität Wuppertal (BUW) is involved in many projects in the field of digitisation. A central point of contact in the field of digitisation and technology is the Centre for Information and Media Processing (ZIM). The ZIM provides centralised technical and didactic support for teachers and students. The “Bergische […]

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ECMI Modelling Week 2020

Dear colleagues, this year the ECMI Modelling Week will take place in Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, St. Petersburg, Russia, in July (05.07.2020-12.07.2020). For more information, please check http://mw2020.spbstu.ru/ We still have several vacancies for instructors.  Don’t miss an opportunity to visit St.Petersburg in the High season and see […]

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Bigmath Advanced Course 4: Large scale and distributed optimization

The goal of the training course, realized within the H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie project Big Data Challenges for Mathematics, Grant Agreement No 812912,  is to provide an overview of tools and algorithms in the area of large scale and distributed optimization. An illustrative examples which help in understanding how optimization-based modelling can […]

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The maths of fantasy football

Joseph O’Brien Analysis: can strategic use of the Bench Boost, Free Hit and Triple Captain chips really increase your points total? The Premier League is back. The season kicked off in August with last season’s runners-up Liverpool giving newly promoted Norwich City a tough introductory lesson in the form of a 4-1 defeat. The Reds’ talisman Mo Salah scored their second […]

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A new ECMI teaching node: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

    After two years of preparation, our new MSc program in Applied Mathematics starts this September, with approx. 10 students, mainly from the Hungarian program called Stipendium Hungaricum. The 120-credit, 2-year program is ready for launch, we look forward to it – as it is an important step towards our […]

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Three perspectives on modelling groundwater contamination – An industry case study

By James Fannon, Alina Dubovskaya, Robert Garvey, Susan Fennell and Laura Marie Keane Groundwater contamination occurs when potentially hazardous material, typically arising from anthropogenic sources such as industrial or agricultural activities, makes its way (via percolation) from the ground surface to the water table. In this blog post, we document […]

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Volunteering to help build science in Africa

By Jean Rizk Volunteering to help African postgraduates with their dissertations is one of the best life decisions I’ve made. What a tremendous and humbling experience! I’m a 3rd year PhD student in Statistics at University of Limerick, Ireland.  I’m currently writing this piece from Cameroon, a tropical country in […]

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