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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.

16 Aug
The Department of Mathematics congratulates our staff members for receiving these honours and awards:
  • National Day Award 2016 – The Long Service Medal (The Singapore National Day Awards recognize various forms of merit and service to the nation)
    A/Prof CHUA Seng Kee, Mdm Shanthi d/o D DEVADAS, Mdm Nor'Aini Binte MAULUD, A/Prof PANG Yu-Hin, Peter, A/Prof TAN Choon Ee, Roger, and Prof TAN Ser Peow

  • Department Quality Service Award 2015
    Ms CHAN Lai Chee and Mr Muhammad Ghazali Bin SUNGIT
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.


 Invariant measures, volumes and random lattices
Speaker: Peter Forrester
University of Melbourne
Date: 07 Sep 2016 14:00
Venue: S17 #04-06 SR1

 Geometric Numerical Integration and Computational Geometric Mechanics
Speaker: Melvin Leok
University of California, San Diego
Date: 31 Aug 2016 14:00
Venue: S17 #04-06 SR1


Current & Upcoming Seminars

 Local Langlands correspondence and Arthur’s multiplicity formula for quasi-split groups
Speaker: Gan Wee Teck
Date: 29 Aug 2016 15:00
Venue: S17 #05-11 SR5
 On some existence results for coupled non linear
Speaker: Renata Bunoiu
Date: 21 Sep 2016 16:00
Venue: S17 #04-06 SR1