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?



Q8 What is important for studying at the Mathematical Institute?

A: Present mathematics study at high school or lower levels specifically examines learning formulae and their application to problems. On the other hand, in the Mathematical Institute, we teach until a student is convinced of every point, starting with how a formula is made. Such a habit of thinking theoretically until one is convinced is useful even after a person begins a career.
To think by yourself and to convince yourself is the most important point.
Although not limited to the Mathematical Institute, when you study at a university, it is extremely important that you find friends with whom you can talk open-mindedly. Close friends might be very helpful when you are lost in mathematics or involved in personal troubles. In addition, you can help one another even after graduation.  
TOHOKU UNIVERSITY Graduate School of Science and Faculty of Science,
Tohoku University
Division of Mathematics
Graduate School of Information Science
Tohoku University