It certainly adds up to be a postgraduate student in the Department of Mathematics. The Department maintains strong research in both pure and applied mathematics, the traditional core of a mathematics department. What makes our department different is the equally strong research in fluid mechanics, scientific computation and statistics.
The quality of research at the postgraduate level is reflected by the scholarly achievements of faculty members, many of whom are recognized as leading authorities in their specialist fields. Research programs often involve collaboration with scholars on an international level, especially in European, North American and Chinese universities. Renowned academics also take part in the Department's regular colloquia and seminars.
Faculty comprise several groups: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Probability and Statistics.
Mathematics permeates almost every discipline of science and technology. We believe our comprehensive approach enables inspiring interaction among different faculty members and can help generate new mathematical tools to meet the scientific and technological challenges facing our fast-changing world.
Modern research mathematicians, even those specializing in the purest of mathematics, now find themselves sought after by computer companies, biotechnology institutions, and financial corporations. This opens up exciting new prospects beyond the traditional careers of university faculty members and staff scientists in research laboratories.
For those specializing in mathematical sciences, scientific computation or statistics, the opportunities for careers in education, industry, and government are even wider.