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.

Life on Campus

Getting settled into Uni life? Keep up-to-date and stay informed about events and activities on campus. Get the real-deal about what it's like as a first-year University student from our blog, The Inside Word, and more.

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’.

Join us for the 2019 Ihaka Lectures

Following on from the success of 2018, this year's theme is 'Rise of the machine learners: Statistical learning in the computational era'. The series will run from 13 March to 3 April. Find out more.

  • Funded Doctoral Internships in Mumbai and Medellín
    12 February 2019
    PhD candidate Shohin Aheleroff is in Colombia building international networks and using his expertise to solve real-world industry problems. You could be too with a funded doctoral internship in Mumbai or Medellín. There are still places remaining (NZ citizens and permanent residents only).
  • Apply now for a 2019 graduate teaching assistant opportunity
    01 January 2019
    The Faculty of Science invites expressions of interest from postgraduate students for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions in 2019.