The mission of the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics is:
- Development of fundamental and applied research in mathematics and informatics in compliance with the national and European priorities, integration of IMI into the European Research Area;
- Scientific research in the fields of mathematical structures, mathematical modeling and mathematical informatics, enriching the theoretical foundations of mathematics and informatics and leading to innovative applications in other sciences, in information and communication technologies, industry and society;
- Application of mathematics and informatics to the national educational programmes and educational processes at all levels in the country;
- Establishing the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics as a leading research centre in Bulgaria in the field of mathematics and informatics.
Contribution to Open Science
The Institute of Mathematics and Informatics (IMI) at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) was created shortly after the end of WWII by the effort and high professionalism of a generation of Bulgarian mathematicians whom we now thankfully style the pivots of Bulgarian mathematics. The date 27 October 1947 is rightly considered the birth date of the IMI. Since its inception in 1947, IMI has been the leading Bulgarian research and training center for highly qualified staff, pursuing a purposeful, long-term and consistent policy related to the main trends in the development of mathematics, informatics and information technologies. A major part of the IMI’s policy is the participation in Bulgarian educational programs on all levels, so that the stable development of the scientific potential in the areas of mathematics and computer science can be guaranteed. The activities in this domain are manifold: training MSc and PhD candidates, outstanding school students (including coaching of the national teams in mathematics, informatics and mathematical linguistics), re-qualification of school teachers, preparation of undergraduate and postgraduate students for scientific work by directly involving them in research. The Institute has also a Library, which is considered by our numerous foreign visitors as one of the best mathematical libraries in South-East Europe. Thanks to the high professionalism of its staff, IMI is integrated into the global scientific community and enjoys well-deserved repute. Each year the Institute welcomes over 200 renowned foreign scholars, organizes more than 15 scientific conferences, seminars and schools
Goals and objectives
The Institute of Mathematics and Informatics has a long-term strategic vision for an innovative approach to the system of education in mathematics and informatics at all levels. The high scientific potential of the Institute’s academic staff is a prerequisite for top-quality competitive education and training of very competent specialists.
IMI publishes or supports the publishing of four research and scientific journals. The Institute of Mathematics and Informatics (BAS) has a long-term strategic vision for an innovative approach to the system of education in mathematics and informatics at all levels. The high scientific potential of the Institute’s academic staff is a prerequisite for top-quality competitive education and training of very competent specialists. The Institute has cooperation agreements with almost all universities in the country for participation in their educational programmes in mathematics and informatics, as well as joint supervision of postgraduates and joint training of MSc and PhD students.