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# General information

**J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek****Department of Mathematics**

Trg Ljudevita Gaja 6

HR-31000 Osijek

#### Head of Department

#### Deputy Head of Department for Education and Students

#### Deputy Head of Department for Research

**Phone numbers**

Switchboard: | +38531224800 |

Student Administration Office: | +38531224804 |

Telefax: | +38531224801 |

**E-mail addresses**

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**IBAN:** HR3725000091402000049

**Company number: ** 3049779

**OIB (Personal Identification Number):** 78808975734

# Development strategy, mission and vision

**Strategy**

Development Strategy of the Department of Mathematics for the period 2011-2016

**Mission**

Create new knowledge through internationally recognised research in the field of mathematics.

Encourage continuous high-quality staff development in the field of mathematics through teaching and research.

Apply knowledge from the field of mathematics to interdisciplinary research with the aim of creating new knowledge from other fields of science or for the purpose of economic development.

Raise the quality of mathematics and statistics courses at other institutions of Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek.

Arrange lifelong learning for the purpose of application and education in the field of mathematics.

**Vision**

In the Central European region, the Department of Mathematics will be a place of partnership and collaborative gatherings at the international, national and local level. Graduates from the Department of Mathematics will continue to be in high demand as they are excellent and widely educated personnel competent to deal effectively with problems within their scope. As to the general public, the Department will be recognised as a socially responsible institution in the area of its scientific, educational and professional activities.

# Organisational structure

**Chairs***:*

**Chair of Pure Mathematics***Head of Chair: Dr. Dragan Jukić, Full Professor*

The Chair encompasses two research groups:### Algebra and Calculus Research Group

*Head of Algebra and Calculus Research Group:**Dr. Ivan Matić,**Associate*ProfessorThis research group has 10 employees, 6 of whom are elected to a scientific-teaching title.

### Probability and Mathematical Statistics Research Group

*Head of Probability and Mathematical Statistics Research Group: Dr. Mirta Benšić, Full Professor*This research group has 5 employees, 3 of whom are elected to a scientific-teaching title.

**Chair of Applied Mathematics***Head of Chair: Dr. Ninoslav Truhar, Full Professor*

The Chair encompasses three research groups:### Numerical Mathematics Research Group

*Head of Numerical Mathematics Research Group: Dr. Rudolf Scitovski, Full Professor*This research group has 6 employees, 3 of whom are elected to a scientific-teaching title.

### Applied Mathematics Research Group

*Head of Applied Mathematics Research Group: Dr. Kristian Sabo, Associate Professor*This research group has 9 employees, 5 of whom are elected to a scientific-teaching title.

### Computer Science Research Group

*Head of Computer Science Research Group: Dr. Domagoj Matijević, Associate Professor*This research group has 7 employees, 2 of whom are elected to a scientific-teaching title.

**Library** is an organisational unit carrying out library and information related tasks as well as tasks related to teaching, scientific research and professional needs of the Department.

**Secretariat** is an organisational unit whose employees perform legal, professional, administrative, financial, accounting, quality improvement and assurance related tasks, tasks related to student affairs, as well as activities within the framework of technical support at the Department.

# History of the Department

Department of Mathematics, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, was founded on 1 October 1999 as the first university department in the Republic of Croatia. It is organised along the lines of universities in Western Europe and North America. The core of the future Department of Mathematics formally began to form in 1993 when the Osijek Mathematical Society and the Institute of Applied Mathematics were founded, after that a regular Mathematical Colloquium was initiated, and in 1996 the scientific journal Mathematical Communications was launched.

As a result of exceptional activity of Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek and the then Ministry of Science and Technology, on 4 September 2001, the Department of Mathematics was given approval for using the premises of the former military barracks "Gaj". The first stage of renovation of part of the barracks for the needs of the Department of Mathematics ended in December 2001. Since then, the Department of Mathematics has been operating at its current location, i.e., Trg Ljudevita Gaja 6. The entire building was renovated by the end of 2003. The Department of Mathematics got adequate space in which it is possible to organise and carry out both classes and all activities related to scientific research in the field of mathematics.

A newly established Department of Mathematics took over two four-year undergraduate university study programmes, one in Mathematics and Computer Science, and the other in Mathematics and Physics, granting a BSc degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, and in Mathematics and Physics, respectively, from the then Faculty of Pedagogy, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, and immediately initiated activities aimed at the development of a new engineering undergraduate university degree study programme with several fields of specialisation. By the implementation of the Bologna process in the Republic of Croatia this activity was directed towards the development of new study programmes adapted to this process. Thus, the Department of Mathematics, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, got one of the first licenses for its newly established study programmes in line with the Bologna process.

In addition to all of these activities, the Department of Mathematics is engaged in the organisation of mathematics and statistics classes at other faculties of Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, as well as in the organisation of scientific and professional work in the field of mathematics at Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek. It should be emphasised that, as of the academic year 2009/2010, long-term planning and organisation made the Department of Mathematics fully capable of carrying out all teaching activities on its own in every study programme offered.

# Former heads of Department

Heads of Department of Mathematics, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek:

#### Dr. Rudolf Scitovski, Full Professor

1999-2003, 2007-2013

#### Dr. Dragan Jukić, Full Professor

2003-2007

#### Dr. Mirta Benšić, Full Professor

since 2013

# Media about us

**Glas Slavonije, 8 May 2015.**Mathematics and constituencies. Results of the analysis carried out by experts of the Department of Mathematics

Distribution of constituencies should be left to scientists and professionals (in Croatian)

**Glas Slavonije, 8 May 2015**

Dr. Danijel Grahovac, the youngest PhD degree holder in the field of mathematics of Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek (in Croatian)

**Glas Slavonije, 8 May 2015**

University of Osijek hosted a scientist from the Max Planck Institute in Magdeburg

Dr. Xin Liang delivered a lecture on variational principles (in Croatian)

**Glas Slavonije, 11 April 2015**

Presentation of university journals

International scientific journal "Mathematical Communications"

**Glas Slavonije, 11 April 2015**A lecture by statistics professor Dr. Andrew Barron of Yale University at the Department of Mathematics (in Croatian)

**Glas Slavonije, 11 April 2015**

Success of the study programme of the Department of Mathematics, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek

Mathematics and computer science graduates required in the labor market (in Croatian)

**Croatian Radiotelevision - Index, 12 February 2015**, dedicated to the problems of university-industry cooperation (in Croatian)

**Vivat Academia, 8 April 2014**

Osječka TV on the development of science and technology (in Croatian).

**Presentation of Osijek Mathematical Gazette in the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, 15 July 2013**

Press Release of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports on the occasion of the presentation of programmes and journals dedicated to the popularisation of science which also presented Osijek Mathematical Gazette (in Croatian).

**Croatian Radio Osijek, 27 March 2012**

Interview with Dr. Kristian Sabo, Associate Professor, on the problem of equitable distribution of the number of voters per constituency on the basis of a mathematical model (in Croatian):

**Croatian Radio Osijek, 20 January 2012**

Interview with Dr. Kristian Sabo, Associate Professor, on the occasion of the Winter School in Mathematics (in Croatian):

**County Panorama, Croatian Radiotelevision, 18 March 2010**

**Good Morning, Croatia, Croatian Radiotelevision, 9 March 2010**

Good Morning, Croatia – Regional Office, interview with Dr. R. Scitovski, Head of the Department of Mathematics (in Croatian).

**County Panorama, Croatian Radiotelevision, 3 March 2010**

County Panorama is broadcast from studios around Croatia and brings current and interesting events and reports. Here is their report on the Department of Mathematics in Osijek (in Croatian).

# Photos from the Department

A look at the Department of Mathematics: