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.

AskAuckland Central

Visit us in Alfred Nathan House for information and advice on your degree, your enrolment, fee payments, how to find your way around the campus, Campus Card, visa renewals and more.

Take 10 with Dr Claire Postlethwaite

Dr Claire Postlethwaite loves the satisfaction you get after solving a difficult mathematical problem, or writing computer code that finally works. Find out more about her research into differential equations.

inSCight magazine

inSCight is the faculty's annual magazine for alumni and friends. In 2018 we explored diversity in science. We hope you enjoy reading these inspiring stories about our scientists, alumni and students.

  • Inaugural recipients of the new Kalman Trust fellowships announced
    14 December 2018
    The Margaret and John Kalman Trust are supporting five new Kalman teacher fellowships per year. Congratulations to our inaugural 2019 fellows.
  • Meet the new Science Scholars director
    06 December 2018
    Dr Rhys Jones of the Department of Statistics has been named director of the innovative Science Scholars programme at the University of Auckland.
  • Kathleen Curtis Atrium naming ceremony
    30 November 2018
    The Faculty of Science proudly renames the plaza atrium of the Science Centre after prestigious alumna Kathleen Curtis to commemorate 125 years of Women’s Suffrage in New Zealand.
  • Powered by statistics
    14 November 2018
    There’s been much talk in the media of troubles in the energy market, with the spot prices that retailers pay generators soaring to new heights. Find out what Senior Lecturer Geoff Pritchard thinks about New Zealand’s energy industry.
  • University of Auckland science research attracts major funding
    08 November 2018
    Three of 15 leading-edge research projects within the Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland have attracted funding from this year’s Marsden fund. Find out more.