The degree in mathematics–economics is taught at the Department of Mathematical Sciences. In addition to classrooms, the department has computer rooms, lounge areas and reading rooms, not to mention the canteen, which is the natural meeting place for mathematics students.
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Teaching at university is quite different from what you were used to at upper secondary school. There are fewer scheduled hours and you spend more time studying independently. You nevertheless have approximately 20 hours of teaching per week during your entire Bachelor’s degree programme, plus a good deal of preparation and independent study, not to mention assignments and reports. At a later stage of your studies, the number of scheduled hours decreases as the time spent on independent study increases.
Teaching is a combination of lectures and classroom lessons for smaller groups of approximately 25 students. Classroom lessons often include both exercises and discussions – such as new concepts introduced during lectures. In addition, you write reports and work on assignments, which you complete either individually or in reading groups.
Your lessons are planned in such a way that you benefit from working with other students. Right from the beginning of your studies, you normally get together in a reading group of 3–4 students. You meet in these groups to discuss, read or work on assignments. A reading group supports you in your studies and helps you develop good study habits. As a university student, you are personally responsible for your education, and attendance is not compulsory.
The study environment for mathematics–economics has a reputation for enthusiastic, active student involvement. The social and academic associations at the department have a number of festive traditions and they organise many events. The mathematics–economics students have their own association, as well as Tågekammeret (the Cloud Chamber) and Eulers Venner (Euler’s Friends), which are responsible for most of these activities.
Many of the senior students help plan introductory activities for new students. As a result, you are involved right from the start of your studies with people who can tell you what you need to know as a new student.