Why study mathematics?

Mathematicians are among the most sought-after professionals in Luxembourg. But what kind of jobs do mathematicians really do? Some graduates find a job in financial institutions or research facilities, where they apply the mathematical theories acquired during their studies.

If you have knowledge of probability and statistics, you can work as a risk analyst for banks and insurance companies. If you have knowledge of programming, you might find yourself working on data compression, numerical modelling and simulation, optimization, image reconstruction or cryptography, where theoretical numerical skills are an advantage.

However, it is not necessarily the case that mathematicians work on complex mathematical problems. Young graduates are valued for their logical thinking, approach to problem solving and solid understanding of numbers and abstract concepts.

Even in industrial environments like aeronautics or rail transport, mathematicians are often trusted to carry out complex tasks: evaluate the feasibility of a project, its physical variables like resistibility, size and ergonomics.

There is a huge variety of fields where mathematicians are in demand and the tasks of mathematicians working in the industry or finance might differ a lot from the rather theoretically oriented studies.

Read the stories 

The following brochure Alumni testimonials presents the stories of 12 alumni in mathematics from the University of Luxembourg