Currently the major directions of research in mathematics are: analysis in a broad sense, particularly functional analysis, numerous areas of discrete mathematics and particularly random structures, number theory, differential equations theory, topology, algebra, logic, mathematical statistics and econometrics. In the field of computer science, the research is focused on: artificial intelligence, theory of algorithms, IT security and computer linguistics. The research is also conducted in the fields of philosophy and history of mathematical sciences. The scientific research translates into numerous publications in international journals and was recognised by the Committee for the Evaluation of Scientific Units which awarded the category “A” to the faculty in 2013.

The manifestations of the research activities at the faculty are numerous seminars, usually open to the public, organized for the research and teaching staff, PhD students and other students. Information about the upcoming seminars can be found in the events at the faculty and at the websites of particular departments. Apart from that, the annual lectures are organized at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science: Władysław Orlicz lectures (since 1993), Wojtek Pulikowski lectures (since 1994) and Rejewski, Różycki and Zygalski lectures (since 2008).

The faculty also undertakes dissemination actions and takes part in Poznań Festival of Science and Art and in the Researchers’ Night every year, organizes monthly lectures  „Po indeks z Pitagorasem” and competitions for the youth interested in mathematics and computer science as well as hosts conferences and workshops for teachers. Information about the events can be found at the website Mathematical and IT education.