Ideas, history, values
Those who choose to enrol in the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences tend not to accept things at face value but prefer to understand the entire perspective and investigate thoroughly: the desire and passion to comprehend and analyse are the fundamental aspects of this Faculty and of those who choose to be part of it, embarking on a somewhat challenging path full of stimuli and opportunities.
Founded in 1971 with the aim of training teachers, today it can offer its students a much broader perspective and the possibility of undertaking important study and research experiences in the top European and non-European universities.
The increasingly strong links with the world of work makes it an extremely stimulating path applicable for those who not only are passionate about numbers and theorems but who also want to learn - just like Niccolò Tartaglia, the famous 16th century mathematician from Brescia - to use them as a tool for interpreting the surrounding reality.
Since ancient times, physics and mathematics have contributing to the cultural heritage of man and, in the last century, they had - and are still having - an impressive upsurge in applications to everyday life, for example in the medical-biological and economic sectors or in environmental protection, thanks also to the unprecedented progress of Informatics. Today the knowledge of these disciplines is not only a key to comprehending life but is fundamental for those who want solid and lifelong understanding and, above all, a mind-set tuned into rationalising problems and the skills necessary for solving them.
Galileo said that "the universe is written in mathematical language". It is a wonderful mystery that considers mathematics the ideal tool for understanding the world.
First and foremost, being a student of the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences at Università Cattolica gives the advantage of being part of a fecund experimental research context, equipped with a Department and specialised Research Centres particularly in the field of the environment, of the nanostructures and superconducting materials, and of mathematical models applicable also to the regional corporate world.
The following are some of the Faculty’s distinctive advantages:
- the relatively low student to tutor ratio ensures effective guidance and support for each student to reach their potential;
- the ample spaces available on the vibrant and well-equipped campus facilitate individual research with the tools of the various disciplines;
- a solid network with foreign universities provides important opportunities in the top European and non-European universities;
- direct contact with the world of work, facilitated by the ministerial plan for scientific degrees which also involves Confindustria, fosters a positive inauguration into the chosen professional path following graduation;
- the now universally-recognised strategic role that science graduates have in technological development creates numerous study opportunities that are financed by scholarships offered by national institutes and industrial associations who their publish calls for entry on the online Faculty page.