The research of the Mathematical Institute can be clustered within two areas: Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory and Applied Mathematics.
The academic leaders connected to the specialisations are internationally renowned scholars, who engage in numerous networks, contribute to important conferences and publish with outstanding academic presses.
We participate in 'Fundamentals of Science', one of the profile area's of Universiteit Leiden.
We encourage multidisciplinary research. The Leiden Science weekly meeting called ‘ This week’s Discoveries’ brings together all researchers. Each year, staff and students select the ‘Discoverer of the Year’ of the faculty. All Master’s and PhD programmes are coordinated by the Leiden University Graduate School of Science.