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The history of the Department of Mathematics at NUS traces back to 1929, when science education began in Singapore with the opening of Raffles College with less than five students enrolled in mathematics. Today it is one of the largest departments in NUS, with about 70 faculty members and teaching staff. The Department offers a wide selection of courses (called modules) covering very broad areas of mathematical sciences with about 6,000 students enrolling in each semester. Apart from offering B.Sc. programmes in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Quantitative Finance, the Department also participates actively in major interdisciplinary programmes, including the double degree programme in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, the double major programme in Mathematics and Economics. Another example of the Department's student centric educational philosophy is the Special Programme in Mathematics (SPM), which is specially designed for a select group of students who have a strong passion and aptitude for mathematics. The aim is to enable these students to build a solid foundation for a future career in mathematical research or state-of-the-art applications of mathematics in industry.

The Department is ranked among the best in Asia in mathematical research. It offers a diverse and vibrant programme in graduate studies, in fundamental and applied mathematics. In addition, it enhances the skills and knowledge of quantitative finance professionals through the MSc Programme in Quantitative Finance (MQF). The Department promotes interdisciplinary applications of mathematics in science, engineering and commerce. Faculty members' research covers all major areas of contemporary mathematics. For more information, please see research overview, selected publications, and faculty profile.

Jan 2016
Professor SHEN Zuowei has been named among the world's most prominent scientific minds in Thomson Reuters' Highly Cited Researchers 2015 report. A total of eleven NUS scientists and engineers made it to the list. The NUS Press Release is here

The Department of Mathematics congratulates Dr LOKE Hung Yean on his promotion to Professor, and Dr NG Wee Seng on his promotion to Senior Lecturer, effective from 1 January, 2016.

Dr CHAN Song Heng [BSc (Hons) Class of 2001, NUS] has been appointed as Head, Division of Mathematical Sciences, in the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at the Nanyang Technological University, from 1 January, 2016.

Professor DAI Min has joined the editorial board of the "SIAM Journal on Financial Mathematics", from January, 2016.


 Arnold diffusion and the instability of Hamiltonian systems
Speaker: Cheng Chongqing
Nanjing University
Date: 17 Feb 2016 14:00
Venue: S17 #04-06 SR1


Current & Upcoming Seminars

 Limiting values of Lambert series and the secant zeta-function
Speaker: Shigeru Kanemitsu
Date: 17 Feb 2016 10:00
Venue: S17 #05-11 SR5
 Logic Programming as Classical Inference
Speaker: Eric Martin
Date: 17 Feb 2016 17:00
Venue: S17 #05-11 SR5
 Scaling Limits of Disordered Systems: Marginal Relevance and Universality
Speaker: Sun Rongfeng
Date: 19 Feb 2016 10:00
Venue: S17 #04-06 SR1
 Local theta lifting of generalized Whittaker models II
Speaker: Zhu Chengbo
Date: 19 Feb 2016 10:00
Venue: S17 #05-11 SR5