InterMaths · Interdisciplinary Mathematics

// InterMaths EMJMD
   Years: 2;
  Credits: 120 ECTS;
Where: Italy, Austria, France, Germany, Spain;
Study mode: full-time;
Degree type: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree;

.EMJMD Scholarships {
    No.: 25;
    Type: Full scholarships;
Contribution: up to 49,000 EUR;
    Deadline: February 29, 2024 at 1 pm CEST;

InterMaths EMJMD;

“InterMaths – Interdisciplinary Mathematics” is a 2-Year full-time Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Mathematical Modelling and Simulation with interdisciplinary applications, with a special focus on biomedical Sciences and industrial engineering. It is run by five European Universities:

“InterMaths” prepares for a career in research as well as in private enterprises, in particular in industrial engineering, manufacturing, pharmaceutics, biomedical industry. Our study plans develop mathematical skills that are relevant to a broad range of interdisciplinary fields:

  • Mathematical modelling,
  • Scientific computing,
  • Control and optimization,
  • Stochastic modelling,
  • Image processing methods.


Our programme is designed to meet the demand of advanced research in European enterprises and provides - at the same time - a unique, integrated, European advanced joint programme in Applied Mathematics in line with innovative domains in science and technology.

The “InterMaths Consortium” made up of the above five Universities has been awarded the Erasmus Mundus label by the European Commission for the 2020-2024 period.

Our mobility scheme: 6 specializations on modern societal challenges

InterMaths students follow the mobility path sketched below:


Semester 1

A first semester common to all students on Foundations of Applied Mathematics in L’Aquila

Semester 2

A second semester on Numerical – Modelling Training, either in Hamburg or in Vienna

These specialization paths have been designed on grounds of the fields of expertise of the five reference groups, often with links with groups in the same institutions from other applied disciplines. Most importantly, they address innovative methodologies and deal with societal challenges in nowadays society, in particular in medicine and in industry.

The mobility paths are assigned to the new cohort students at the beginning of the 2-year period. We try as much as possible to satisfy the students’ preferences. The mobility scheme is sketched in the following section.

The “InterMaths” profile

a professional scientist with interdisciplinary skills

The “InterMaths” graduate is a professional scientist equipped with advanced and innovative skills in mathematical modelling and scientific computing, who’s able to translate challenging real-world problems into complex models, to solve them in a reasonable time and at reasonable cost, and to apply them in specific practical situations in a team with scientists coming from other disciplines.

InterMaths also prepares for the access to PhD programs in Mathematics with applications to biology, medicine, engineering, industry, social science and finance.

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Our teaching staff

A team of experts of outstanding level

The “InterMaths” Consortium is the outcome of decades of networking in applied mathematics research, higher education joint programs, and interplay with industry. Our reference groups feature decades of collaborations in academic networking at EU-funded level, coordination of joint degrees, double degrees, Erasmus Mundus programs, as well as transfer of knowledge with non-educational stakeholders, both at local and international level. Our researchers are primary actors in research teams of outstanding level involving world leading figures and Fields medalists.

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Our teaching staff

A team of experts of outstanding level

The coordinating group at L’Aquila features an outstanding research record in mathematical modelling with applications to biology and medicine. The group is in charge of the first-semester teaching focused on fundamentals of advanced applied mathematics (real analysis, ordinary and partial differential equations, continuum mechanics, and control systems).

Prof. Corrado Lattanzio is a prominent figure in the mathematical theory of fluid-dynamical models in biomedical and social sciences. The group features among others Marco Di Francesco and Bruno Rubino (Programme Coordinator and Vice-Rector for international affairs at the University of L’Aquila), as well as collaborations with world-leading researchers in partial differential equations at CISCAMM – University of Maryland, KAUST (Saudi Arabia), University of Oxford.

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InterMaths EMJMD;

InterMaths Network
A network of 12 European Universities, coordinated by Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics (DISIM) at University of L'Aquila in Italy (UAQ)