3 Areas of Engagement: Research-Education-Outreach


Research: at the cutting edge of international research

MILYON organizes unique events on topics of excellence in all aspects of mathematics and fundamental computer science with a specific focus on interdisciplinary areas such as:

  • Complexity and algorithmics in mathematics and computer science,
  • The rapidly growing multidisciplinary field of scientific computing
  • The challenges of the modeling of information technology
  • Mathematics in biology.
  • Mathematics in medicine.

Education: To provide top-level higher education

MILYON offers innovative course programs that focus on  fundamental and applied aspects of our research fields and encourage student mobility. Collaborations encourage exchanges and mobility between researchers or students and develop joint research activities. Various initiatives (invitation programs, scholarships, internships) are devoted to ingoing mobility and increase Lyon’s attractiveness.

By encouraging students’ mobility and by boosting students’ employability, MILYON represents an opportunity for businesses wishing to recruit.

Knowledge dissemination: a link between researchers and society

One of MILYON’s distinctive assets is its public engagement. MILYON is a forerunner in the dissemination of mathematical and computer science culture among the general public. MILYON helps responding to major societal issues by modernizing these disciplines and thereby making science education and careers more meaningful and attractive for young people.

One of the best examples is undoubtedly the establishment of the House of Mathematics and Computer Science (Maison des mathématiques et de l’informatique, MMI). This unique concept in France is not only dedicated to the dissemination of scientific knowledge, but also acts as a dynamic local force.