## How to (not) organize a university

** Mechanics Department: Lagrange's equations**

** Physics Dept: Schrödinger's equation**

** Theoretical Physics Dept: Einsteins's equation**

** Solid Mechanics Dept: Navier's elasticity equations**

** Fluid/Gas Dynamics Dept: Navier-Stokes/Euler equations**

** Electromagnetics Dept: Maxwell's equations**

** Hydraulics Dept: Wave equation **

** Chemical Reaction Eng. Dept: Convection-diffusion-reaction equation**

** Physical Chemistry Dept: Kohn-Sham equation**

** Industrial Economy Dept: Black-Schole's**

** Energy Dept: Heat equation**

** Structural Mechanics Dept: Beam and Plate equation**

** Nuclear Energy Dept: Neutron transport equation**

** Gas Kinetics Dept: Boltzmann's equation**

**Traditional model: one department - one equation.**

### A new paradigm is now emerging

With the development of a general methodology for solving differential equations during the last fifty years (the finite element method), the traditional model is now becoming obsolete and a new model building on interdisciplinary cooperation is emerging (e.g. the Finite Element Center).