Voronezh State UniversityVoronezh State University

Faculty of Mathematics


Maria S. Burlutskaya


Address: 1 Universitetskaya pl., 394018, Voronezh

Phone: +7 (473) 220-85-53

E-mail: deanery@math.vsu.ru

Website: www.math.vsu.ru


Studying mathematics is a smart investment in the future! Studying at the Faculty of Mathematics opens opportunities in any field, from engineering and finances to science and management.

  • Fundamental training that allows working in various fields of activity: production, programming, education, business, analytics and finance, and management
  • A world-famous scientific school (Voronezh school of mathematics)
  • Maintaining the traditions of mathematical education and using modern educational technologies
  • Global recognition of the diploma of the Faculty of Mathematics
  • Developed student self-governance, the opportunity to be involved in research and organisational activities from the very first years at the university
  • Exciting student life, a friendly and vibrant team

The history of the Faculty of Mathematics goes back to 1918, when the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics was opened among the first faculties of VSU (in 1969, the faculty was divided. Since then it has been called “The Faculty of Mathematics”).

In the pre-war period, among the staff of the faculty were such outstanding mathematicians as V.G. Alexeyev (member of the Mathematical Society), N.V. Efimov (laureate of the Lenin Prize), famous algebraist Professor A.K. Sushkevich, Professor M.M. Grinblyum, Professor D.A. Raikov, and others.

Professor V.I. Sobolev, a remarkable teacher and researcher, and one of the first specialists in the USSR in the field of functional analysis, deserves the merit for establishing links between the pre-war and post-war mathematical schools. It was he who invited Professor M.A. Krasnoselsky (in 1953) and S.G. Krein (in 1954) to come to Voronezh. They became the founders of the world-famous Voronezh school of mathematics.

The students of these legendary scientists, as well as the students of their students, continue their scientific traditions. They are actively engaged in research and head scientific and educational institutions in Voronezh, Russia, and abroad.

Our graduates work in:

  • AO Concern Sozvezdie, AO Chemical Automatics Design Bureau, Atos IT-Solutions, T-Systems, IT-Consulting, NetCracker Technology, DataArt, Informsvyaz, etc..
  • Banks Sberbank, Moscow Industrial Bank, Alfa-Bank, Bank VTB 24, etc .
  • IT companies, business organisations, private enterprises, and advertising agencies.
  • Educational institutions of higher and secondary education

Positions held by our graduates

  • IT programmers and specialists, engineers, design engineers, accountants, economists, financial analysts, financial logistics specialists, actuarial specialists, and managers
  • Professors, associate professors, heads of departments, deans, teachers at schools and universities

Bachelor's degree

  • 01.03.01 Mathematics
    Field of study: Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, and Optimal Control
  • 02.03.01 Mathematics and Computer Sciences
    Fields of study:
    • Mathematical and Computer Modelling
    • Mathematical Methods and Computer Technologies in Natural Science, Economics, and Management
  • 01.03.04 Applied Mathematics
    Field of study: Application of Mathematical Methods to Solve Engineering and Economic Issues

Master's degree

  • 01.04.01 Mathematics
    Programme: Mathematical Models and Hydrodynamics
  • 02.05.01 Mathematics and Computer Sciences
    • Mathematical and Computer Modelling
    • Mathematical Methods and Computer Technologies in Natural Science, Economics, and Management
    • Mathematical Analysis and Applications

Specialist's degree

  • 01.05.01 Fundamental Mathematics and Mechanics
    Specialisation: Modern Methods of Function Theory in Mathematics and Mechanics
  • 10.05.04 Information Analysis Security Systems
    Specialisation: Information Security of Financial and Economic Systems

Postgraduate Training Programmes

  • 01.06.01 Mathematics and Mechanics
    Fields of study:
    • Substantial, Complex, and Functional Analysis
    • Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, and Optimal Control
  • 09.06.01 Informatics and Computer Facilities
    Field of study: 05.13.18 Mathematical Modelling, Numerical Methods, and Program Systems

Secondary vocational education

  • 09.02.03 Programming in Computer Systems
  • 38.02.01 Economics and Accounting (area-based)

Study options

  • Full-time


  • SVO (09.02.03 Programming in Computer Systems: 3 years 10 months, 38.02.01 Economics and Accounting (area-based): 2 years 10 months)
  • Bachelor’s degree programmes: 4 years
  • Specialist’s degree programmes (01.05.01 Fundamental Mathematics and Mechanics: 5 years, 10.05.04 Information Analysis Security Systems: 5 years 6 months)
  • Master’s degree programmes: 2 years
  • Postgraduate training programmes: 4 years

Academic Staff

Currently, the faculty employs about 70 lecturers, including 15 professors with a DSc degree and 38 associate professors with a PhD degree.

Among the employees are a full member of the Academy of Nonlinear Sciences, a full member of the New York Academy of Sciences, a full member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, honorary workers of VSU, and laureates of governmental awards.

Educational facilities / resources

  • 5 computer classrooms
  • 9 laboratories
  • Computing cluster

Key areas of research

  • Differential equations and partial differential equations:
    • Studying the resolvability and qualitative behaviour of solutions to boundary value problems of hydrodynamics. Solving problems for systems of equations of hydrodynamic type. Application of methods of stochastic analysis to the study of viscous hydrodynamics
    • Bifurcation analysis of equations in mathematical physics. The development and testing of methods for the analysis of local and non-local bifurcation phenomena
    • Boundary and initial boundary value problems for partial differential equations, including for objects of a network-like structure
    • Studying oscillating processes on string systems with singularities
    • Analysis of boundary value problems with derivatives of measure. Application of the Stieltjes differential method in the theory of differential equations on time scales
  • Functional analysis and its applications. Methods of functional analysis and the boundary value problems:
    • Functional Banach spaces. Banach limits
    • Application of functional analysis to solve problems of mathematical physics
    • Geometric and topological structures
    • Theory of multivalued functions and differential inclusions
    • Theory of operators in spaces with indefinite metric
  • Mathematical modelling, control problems, and numerical methods:
    • Asymptotic analysis of control problems
    • Control problems on geometrical graphs
    • Development of new qualitative and approximate analytical methods for the study of mathematical models describing small deformations of string, rod, and string-rod systems
    • Mathematical modelling of physical and information processes
    • Mathematical foundations for machine learning and neural networks
    • Mathematical models in economics and financial mathematics

Research facilities/resources

Further information

  • The faculty publishes the journal “Vestnik VSU”, the series “Physics. Mathematics” in cooperation with the Faculty of Physics.
  • The faculty has a dissertation board D 212.038.20 operating in the following fields of study: 05.13.17 Theory of Informatics, 05.13.18 Mathematical Modelling, Numerical Methods, and Program Systems.
  • The faculty holds annual conferences: the Voronezh winter mathematical school and Voronezh spring mathematical school (“Modern solutions to boundary value problems. Pontryagin readings” (in cooperation with Moscow State University and Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences). Over 100 Russian and international researchers participate in these forums, including leading experts in the field of mathematics.
  • The faculty members are executors of scientific grants (Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Russian Science Foundation). A team of scientists from the Faculty of Mathematics under the leadership of Professor V.G. Zvyagin won a “megagrant” of the government of the Russian Federation for the development of a scientific project aimed at the study of problems in hydrodynamics (one of the two “mathematical” grants of the Russian Federation).

International partner universities

International programmes and projects

The staff of the faculty carry out research in the framework of joint projects with Taiwan, Kazakhstan, the international project between the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and France.

International cooperation in the area of education

Joint scientific activities are carried out with international scientists from France, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Germany.

International undergraduate and postgraduate students study at the faculty (Ecuador, Chad, Syria, Iran, Iraq, and Turkmenistan).


Voronezh State University • 1997–2022