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.

The Inside Word

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Being a mathematical detective

Dr Pedram Hekmati says mathematics is a specific, powerful vocabulary for ideas. For him, solving mathematical problems is much like solving a puzzle and involves a lot of ‘detective work’.

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.

  • Student Research Conference 2018 Event as iCalendar
    05 June 2018, 8am - 6pm
    The Department of Mathematics recognises the importance of student scholarly work. The Student Research Conference is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present the research they have conducted, to share it with other students and faculty and receive feedback.
  • Apply now for a 2018 graduate teaching assistant opportunity
    01 February 2018
    The Faculty of Science invites expressions of interest from postgraduate students for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions in 2018.
  • Register now | Three-Minute Thesis Competition 2018
    19 April 2018
    Could you explain an 80,000 word thesis in just 180 seconds? This year's 2018 Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition challenges postgraduate students to communicate their research to a general audience in just 3 minutes with a single presentation slide. The Faculty of Science heats will be held on 21 May. Register now.
  • Abstracts are invited for the 2018 Student Research Conference
    18 April 2018
    The Department of Mathematics is inviting proposals in pure mathematics, applied mathematics and mathematics education for the 2018 Student Research Conference. Students at all academic levels may submit their abstracts. The deadline for submissions is Friday 18 May. Find out more.