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Apply for the Foundation's special courses in Fall 2023

On September 11, the Fall cycle of special courses of the Vega Institute Foundation in fundamental mathematics and mathematical finance starts.

Courses are held online, with free access for students of Russian universities. You can register for the course until October 9 inclusive.

Who can participate?

  • students of the 3rd-6th year of the specialist programme;
  • rd and 4th year undergraduate students;
  • students of 1st and 2nd year of Master's programme;
  • postgraduate students;
  • other categories of listeners.

What background will help you successfully master the courses?

You are getting education or have professional experience in the following areas:
  • “Mathematics” and related disciplines;
  • “Information Technology” and related disciplines;
  • “Physics” and related disciplines;
  • economic specialties with an advanced mathematical base.

Is it possible to credit special courses at the university?

In case of successful completion of the course, you can get a certificate for presentation at the educational department of your university. For this you need:

  • to attend most of the classes in the course;
  • successfully to fulfill the mandatory requirements of the cumulative assessment, noted in the syllabus of the course.

For students of the faculties-partners of the Foundation (Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics, MSE MSU), statements are formed centrally and sent by the Foundation directly to the faculties before the end of the examination session.

Everyone who signed up for special courses always have the opportunity to be in the status of a free listener on the course.

Special courses of the Fall semester:

  • "Introduction to Blockchain and Decentralized Finance";
  • "Markov processes";
  • "Volatility Models I";
  • "Optimal transport";
  • "Software engineering and C++ for quantitative analysis and algorithmic trading";
  • "Applied Mathematical Finance I";
  • "Stochastic optimal control";
  • "How to write articles?" (elective);
  • "Theory of FX Options" (elective);
  • "Python for scientific computing" (elective).

Starting this year, we also offer electives - compared to special courses, they have a lower load.

The course load is expressed in credit units (1 credit = 36 academic hours):

  • special courses "weigh" 3 credits;
  • electives "weigh" 1 or 2 credits.

You can sign up for a special course or an elective, as well as get more detailed information in the course catalog on our website.