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Schools focused only on teaching mathematics?

  1. Aug 11, 2009 #1
    Is there any schools out there that is entirely focused into teaching mathematics, particularly those for preparing students to become research mathematicians?

    I found one so far which is Independent University of Moscow.
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  3. Aug 11, 2009 #2
    There are some(private) high schools which is for future mathematicians.

    For higher education, there are several universities with STRONG math departments.
    Why do you want an only-math school? Can't all subjects live in harmony?
  4. Aug 11, 2009 #3
    Oh...just for curiosity's sake. Besides, I like the idea of mathematics-only schools because they are very likely to be small, allowing closer interaction between students and teachers. My ideal size is around 300-500.
  5. Aug 12, 2009 #4
    Although I can't say I see anything terribly wrong with this at the undergrad level, such a school could never be competitive on a grad level and thus would not attract great research professors. However, in my experience, the best undergrad teaching is done by non-research oriented profs. So for those 3 years it may be a good idea except for the fact that the 4th year of an undergrad program is usually dominated by an undergrad research project.
  6. Aug 13, 2009 #5
    Some might argue that parts of Cambridge are kingdoms unto their own entirely dedicated to Maths...
  7. Aug 13, 2009 #6
    Cambridge isn't the only school to use a college system.
  8. Aug 14, 2009 #7
  9. Aug 14, 2009 #8
    How about BMS?
  10. Aug 15, 2009 #9
  11. Aug 15, 2009 #10
    No, you are absolutely right. It was a joke. A weak one, I admit.

    I was trying to point out that there are many universities that may not be entirely dedicated to Maths, but still have a huge and extremely strong department...
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