The Institute of Mathematics" Simion Stoilow" (IMAR) is one of the research institutes of the Romanian Academy, founded in 1949 and represents one of the most significant centres of the Romanian mathematical life. During its 50 years of activity virtually all leading Romanian mathematicians where members or associated somehow with this research unit.
IMAR is organized on research groups, each group having its own research agenda for periods of 1-3 years. Each group has a staff of senior researchers and some young researchers at master, PhD or postdoctoral level and organizes at least one weekly seminar. Each group has permanent collaborations with many Universities from Romania and with different important research centers from abroad (Europe, USA, Japan).
In order to have a permanent contact with the younger generation, IMAR encourages teaching activities of its members at different Universities (especially SNSB) and the integration of graduate students in the existing research teams. Some seminars are organized for students from the Bucharest University. IMAR organizes PhD research on different problems in fundamental and applied mathematics under the supervision of some of its senior members.
IMAR also collaborates with" Scoala Normala Superioara" in Bucharest in organizing research oriented master programs in mathematics addressed to top level students from Romania and abroad. In March 2000, The" Simion Stoilow" Institute has been nominated as an European Centre of Excellence, following the Call for Proposals for Support for Centres of Excellence (Fifth' s Framework Programme of the European Commission).
IMAR is a Centre of Excellence of the Romanian Academy.
The researchers of IMAR regularly publish in the highest quality international mathematical journals, confirming its leading position in the Romanian science. According to the classifications made by Ad-Astra association (www.ad-astra.ro) in 2002 - 2009, IMAR contributed to the national production in mathematical sciences with 26,50% (coming in the first place), in mathematics with 40,04% (coming in the first place), in applied mathematics with 18,25% (coming in the first place), in mathematical physics with 10,34% (coming in the third place), in statistics and probabilities with 7,68% (coming in the third place), in informatics with 8,43% (coming in the fourth place).