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Welcome to Department of Mathematics

HOD’s Statement

Welcome We are home to the department of mathematical sciences at UNN. Our research is the best of its kind in the country. Mathematicians seek truth, beauty and elegance, in mathematics itself and in our work with researchers studying fundamental questions in a host of other disciplines. We pursue excellence in all aspects of research, teaching and the communication of mathematics. The education of the mathematicians of the future is at the heart of our mission. Our wide range of courses at undergraduate and graduate level offers an outstanding training in maths and its links to other disciplines. Our research covers all areas of fundamental and applied mathematics. Mathematics is the engine behind Science in the 21st Century. It has both an inherent logic and beauty while also providing the structure and models from which physicists, chemists, biologists, medics, engineers, economists and social scientists build an understanding of our world and construct the tools to improve our lives. Mathematics in this university embraces this power and diversity by having its pure and applied mathematicians in one department and one building, ensuring collaborations both within and beyond our university. We have over 200 undergraduates, more than 80 masters and doctoral postgraduate students studying and working across all fields of mathematics from functional/real analysis to understanding the mechanics of the human systems as well as application of mathematics to biological systems. Consultancy The Department encourages its staff to become involved in the provision of consultancy services to industry, subject to the standard provisions set out by the University.

Brief History

The aim of the Department is to offer programmes designed to impact a sound knowledge of the branches of Mathematics as well as in applicable Mathematics. The programmes help students to develop the necessary skill, intellectual, mental and moral training for a career in Mathematics and other related field. The Department is inclined to producing B.Sc. degree holders that can compete favourably with any other B.Sc. Degree holder in Mathematics from any part of the globe, and can pursue higher degrees in Mathematical Sciences any where in the world. Recently many innovations have been in the programme to accommodate the fast growing demands in information technology, banking and oil industries. As the “mother” and “language” of all sciences, the Department aims at adequately servicing the faculties of Engineering, physical Sciences, Pharmaceutical sciences, Medicals Sciences, Environmental Studies, Business Administration etc. Science the current trend in technology, engineering and life sciences emphasizes actual quantification; the programme of our department embraces application in all these areas of human Endeavour. Recognizing the role of mathematics as a basic tool in the physical and engineering sciences, and the current developments in the social and life sciences which have now become increasingly quantitative, the mathematics undergraduate academic programme emphasizes the applications of theory and methods to real life and physical problems. It helps the student to establish an expertise in Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, or Industrial Mathematics. It also prepares him for graduate study in the mathematical sciences.