Om Institutt for matematiske fag ved NTNU uttaler komiteen følgende:
The committee was much impressed by the overall strength of the Department. There are several strong research groups, with international visibility, but the boundaries are permeable, and there is a lot of scientific exchange and cooperation across groups, so that the Department functions as a well-integrated entity.
This is all the more remarkable since the research groups span all the way from pure to very applied mathematics, and the present Department results from the fusion of the mathematics departments of two pre-existing institutions.
This pleasant situation stems from a long-standing tradition of cooperation, and has been enhanced by generally charismatic leadership and by organisational changes giving more power and responsibility to the head of the department (including the possibility to reallocate time between teaching and research), At the present time, because of this successful transition, morale is high and there is a general feeling of a department on the move.
The main recommendation of the committee is that the size of the Department be increased. The number of excellent research groups is truly remarkable for a department of this size, with the consequence that the pressure of doing world-class research and teaching in a demanding institution are heavy on the individuals. Many research opportunities with other departments of NTNU go unexplored because of lack of manpower.Les hovedartikkel:
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