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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 60 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.

1 Aug
Department Colloquium (by Van Vu, Yale University)
22 Jul
Congratulations to the Singapore IMO team lead by A/P Wong Yan Loi for the fantastic results in the 57th IMO held in Hong Kong (July 2016): overall country ranking at No. 4, with 4 gold medals, 2 silver medals.
1 Jul
Professor Gan Wee Teck has been appointed as a Distinguished Professor of the University, from 23 June 2016.  The Distinguished Professorship is awarded to a senior faculty member who has demonstrated excellence and international recognition in research and creative activity, together with significant and impactful leadership in raising standards of the University with respect to research or creative activity, education and service.

Professor Steven Kou  has been appointed as a Class of ‘62 Professor , with retrospective effect from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2019 . This appointment is in recognition of his excellence and international recognition in research as well as significant and impactful leadership in raising standards of the University with respect to research, teaching and service.

Professor Toh Kim Chuan has been appointed as Provost’s Chair from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2019.   This appointment is in recognition of his outstanding and impactful scholarly accomplishments which are internationally acknowledged.
10 Jun
Mathematics Enrichment Camp 2016
Register by 1 August! (suitable for pre-university students)


 Asymptotic behaviour of certain families of harmonic bundles on Riemann surfaces
Speaker: Takuro Mochizuki
Kyoto University
Date: 03 Aug 2016 09:30
Venue: S17 #04-06 SR1

 Random matrices have simple spectrum
Speaker: Van Vu
Yale University
Date: 01 Aug 2016 11:00
Venue: S17 #04-06 SR1


Current & Upcoming Seminars

 Yang-Mills flow in dimension four
Speaker: Alex Waldron
Date: 03 Aug 2016 11:00
Venue: S17 #04-06 SR1
 Triangulated categories of 1-motivic sheaves
Speaker: Simon Pepin Lehalleur
Date: 10 Aug 2016 15:00
Venue: S17 #05-11 SR5