Welcome to the Department of Mathematics


The Department of Mathematics is one of the largest and most diverse departments within the University of Auckland, covering Applied Mathematics, Mathematics Education and Pure Mathematics. It has a strong international reputation and offers degrees and diplomas that enjoy widespread recognition with employers in New Zealand and internationally.

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Our subject is ranked 45th

According to the 2018 QS World University Rankings by subject, mathematics at the University of Auckland is ranked 45th equal in the world. Find out more.

Honours for a lifetime pursuit of mathematics

Distinguished Professor Marston Conder has been awarded the Jones Medal from the Royal Society Te Apārangi to recognise his lifetime achievement in in mathematics. Read more.

  • Exceptional talks from lecturers at the 2018 Mathematical and Computational Sciences Showcase
    24 September 2018
    How fast can a plane on the ground turn before it becomes unstable and risks causing an accident? And what do shapes occurring in 248 dimensions look like? Both questions were answered in stimulating talks delivered by Mathematics staff.
  • Cyberattacks, cybersecurity and protection
    21 September 2018
    Dr Rizwan Asghar talks about the risk of cyberattacks and how New Zealand must find ways to counter this growing threat. Read his Newsroom article.
  • Meet the trailblazers | Kate Edger
    20 September 2018
    Kate Edger, the first woman to earn a university degree in New Zealand, shares her name with the Department of Mathematics for one week and features in the NZ Herald's special series to celebrate the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage.
  • Women in science – a celebration of NZ pioneers
    19 September 2018
    Pioneering women scientists who helped pave the way for others are being honoured as part of Women’s Suffrage 125 celebrations by having the University of Auckland’s science departments and schools named after them for one week.
  • Announcement of 2019 Teaching Fellow
    13 September 2018
    The successful applicant for the 2019 Teacher Fellowship in the Department of Mathematics is Kim Locke, currently teaching at Rangitoto College.