The history of the faculty goes back to 1918, when the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics was opened among the first faculties of Voronezh State University. The Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics was founded in 1969 following the split-off of the Faculty of Applied Mathematics, Informatics, and Mechanics and the Faculty of Mathematics. The faculty was founded mainly thanks to the efforts of the famous scientist, Professor G.I. Bykovtsev, who became its first dean. The faculty was formed as a result the rapid development of computer technology and the growing demand for specialists who were able to apply it in scientific, industrial, and other spheres of human activity.
Academic staff at the faculty consists of 135 people, including 23 professors with a DSc degree, 1 professor with a PhD degree, 55 associate professors with a PhD degree, 7 associate professors with a DSc degree, 6 lecturers with a PhD degree, 7 senior lecturers with a PhD degree, 15 senior lecturers, and 21 lecturers.
The faculty participates in joint programmes with the National University of Ireland (Maynooth, Ireland), with German universities in Halle and Oldenburg. In Oldenburg (Germany), employees and students from the Faculty of Applied Mathematics, Informatics, and Mechanics gave presentations at a workshop aimed at establishing new contacts between the two universities.
The Faculty of Applied Mathematics, Informatics, and Mechanics took part in the international E3M Tempus project “Assessment of Cooperation in Education Infrastructure as a Professional Competence Development Mechanism”. The main goal of the project was to facilitate the process of reforming and modernisation of the system of higher education in the Russian Federation.
Using the grants of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, the faculty holds annually the international conference “Current issues in applied mathematics, informatics, and mechanics”. Among its participants are invited international researchers and lecturers (Poland, Mexico, Colombia, Uzbekistan, Republic of Bashkortostan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, etc.).
Lecturers and researchers from the faculty give lectures at foreign universities (Germany, Poland, Mexico, Bulgaria).
The Head of the Department of ERP-Systems and Business Processes at the Faculty of Applied Mathematics, Informatics, and Mechanics of Voronezh State University, Jörg Becker, is an Honorary Doctor of VSU, Vice-Rector for strategic planning and a Quality Assurance Manager of Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Münster, Germany), and Honorary Professor of the Higher School of Economics.