Do we have to have a great deal of back-ground in mathematics?
No. The courses are usually designed in such a way that 50% of the concepts may be already familiar to most of the students. The main aim of the course, as was mentioned above, is to promote thinking. As a matter of fact, it was observed in the previous programmes that the students who learn a topic for the first time in the programme have performed well as the courses progressed. It is not our aim to introduce a lot of jargon to the students. In stead, we introduce the very basic concepts and train the students thoroughly.