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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.

Sep 2015
Associate Professor Ren Weiqing has been awarded the Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing (2015) by the Chinese Academy of Sciences for his significant contributions in numerical methods for the study of rare events, multiscale modeling and simulation, the moving contact line problem. The award ceremony was held at the General Assembly of the Chinese Society for Computational Mathematics, Guangzhou, 19-22 September, 2015. The Feng Kang Prize, awarded every other year, is dedicated to the memory of the late Professor Feng Kang, the founder and pioneer of Chinese computational mathematics.
The Singapore Mathematics Symposium is an annual one-day event organized by the Singapore Mathematical Society to promote interaction within the mathematical community and to showcase some of the exciting developments originating from Singapore. Prof. Dai Min and Prof. To Wing Keung are among the four featured speakers of this year's event, which will take place on Friday 25 September, 2015 in NTU's School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences. The full programme can be viewed here.


 Theta functions and covering groups
Speaker: Solomon Friedberg
Boston College
Date: 19 Aug 2015 14:00
Venue: S17 #04-06 SR1


Current & Upcoming Seminars

 The local Gan-Gross-Prasad conjecture for unitary groups I
Speaker: Raphaël Beuzart
Date: 05 Oct 2015 14:00
Venue: S17 #05-11 SR5
 Invariance of p-regular subspaces under derived equivalence
Speaker: Intan Muchtadi-Alamsyah
Date: 14 Oct 2015 14:00
Venue: S17 #05-11 SR5
 An intersection of topological combinatorics, commutative algebra, and extremal graph theory
Speaker: Ernest Chong
Date: 19 Oct 2015 13:00
Venue: S17 #05-11 SR5