I first hear about applied mathematics at school, while choosing between informatics and economics studies. I am glad to have chosen this area. The studies cover both the basics of economic and informatics, importantly including knowledge of much more interesting areas - investment mathematics, life insurance mathematics, statistics, data analysis and so on. Combining theory and practice, the studies laid a strong foundation for logical thinking, modelling, and optimization. Studies taught how to employ basic tools, algorithms and programming in problem solving. The knowledge gained during the Applied Mathematics studies has always given an advantage over others.