Q1What is the difference between mathematics studied at the Mathematical Institute and mathematics studied in high school?

Q2 How do I study in the Mathematical Institute? What is the merit of studying at the Mathematical Institute in graduate studies?

Q3 What subjects do I study at the university mathematics department?

Q4 In what order will I study mathematics courses at the university mathematics department?

Q5 What is interdisciplinary education?

Q6 What is a seminar?

Q7 I got better grades in high school mathematics than other students. Can I learn mathematics well in the university mathematics department?

Q8 What is important for studying at the Mathematical Institute?

Q9 What should I do when I am lost in mathematics?

Q10 What kinds of jobs are available after graduation from the Mathematical Institute?

Q11 How can I carry out a job search at the Mathematical Institute?

Q12 How much does it cost to enter Tohoku University?

Q13 How much does it cost to rent an apartment in Sendai?

Q14 How is mathematics useful to society?

Q15 Please give me some examples of how mathematics is useful for the outside world.

Q16 Will mathematicians' research truly contribute to society?

Q17 How can I solve problems in study or private life?

Q18 What should I do if I cannot get along with my instructor?



Q10 What kinds of jobs are available after graduation from the Mathematical Institute?

A: Students might become a researcher of their field after graduation from university, or find jobs making use of their experiences obtained while learning at school. Mathematical Institute graduates work in mathematics-related occupations as university researchers, high school or junior high school teachers, and actuaries, who compute risks and determine insurance or pension premiums at life and nonlife insurance companies and trust banks.

The Mathematical Institute cultivates capabilities of logical thinking, accurate observation and conceptualization, and problem-solving thinking during the course of mathematics study. Such ablities can be employed efficiently in occupations such as software-related and IT-related jobs. Mathematical Institute graduates are playing active roles in various manufacturing industries such as software and electric appliances as programmers and system engineer.

Furthermore, some are successful as editors for mathematics-related books. Others are government officials working for the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare or prefectural offices, and so on. After all, many more job notices come to the Mathematical Institute than teaching opportunities

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