Study Groups

The Study Group format was initiated in Oxford in 1968 with the first Study Group with Industry. They provide a forum for scientists to work alongside academic mathematicians on problems of relevance. They are an internationally recognised method of technology and knowledge transfer and usual last one week.

The success of the (now called) ESGI: European Study Groups with Industry, in which problems presented by industry are used as a basis for mathematical research, is demonstrated by the extent to which the unique format has been copied around the world and is now extending into other areas where mathematics may be applied such as medicine.