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.

Enrol for 2019

After gaining admission to a programme of study and accepting your offer of place online, you can enrol for courses. Enrol early to get into the courses and class times you want. Find out more.

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.

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    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.
  • 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.