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?



Q5 What is interdisciplinary education?

A: Students study various disciplines such as law, economics, foreign languages, and literature aside from natural sciences, such as mathematics, physics, and chemistry, for about two years after enrolling in the university. Students are advised to learn various disciplines to study specialized disciplines deeply. The instruction that is offered immediately after enrollment is designated as "general education", whereas Tohoku University has "interdisciplinary education", which offers education of widely various fields through the cooperation of the entire university
Once students graduate and progress with their careers, they will become team leaders after a while and guide the younger generation. In such cases, those who studied mathematics can use such broad knowledge efficiently. If they become a university professor or high school teacher, knowledge of a broad range is useful when deciding various policies or giving career counseling.
TOHOKU UNIVERSITY Graduate School of Science and Faculty of Science,
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Division of Mathematics
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Tohoku University