Welcome to the Kate Edger Department of Mathematics


The Kate Edger 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.

Vice-Chancellors Lecture Series 2018

Organised by the Faculty of Science, this four-lecture series addresses some of the barriers to inclusion, participation and success of diverse groups within, and beyond, education and employment.

Suffrage 125 Science

It's the 125th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New Zealand and we're renaming our faculty, schools and departments to honour alumnae of note.

Discover your Science with us

We’re much more than just New Zealand’s top ranked science faculty. We are a diverse collaborative community, full of budding scientists ready to help you discover your passion and what makes you tick.

  • 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.
  • Major funding for University of Auckland science research
    13 September 2018
    A non-invasive laser probe to detect prostate cancer and developing high-value products from seaweed are just two research projects at the University of Auckland awarded funding from this year’s Endeavour and Smart Ideas science fund allocation.
  • Margaret and John Kalman Trust | 2018 Teacher prizes announced
    10 September 2018
    The Kalman Trust has generously doubled the prize money for their Teacher prizes this year. Four awards of $5,000 each have been made to Mathematics teachers in the greater Auckland area.
  • Kiwi whiz kid Tristan Pang's next big test
    10 September 2018
    Sixteen-year-old Tristan Pang was 13 when he became the youngest undergraduate to study math at the University of Auckland. The hard-studying Auckland teen has made it his next test to beat a handful of other bright young minds from around the world and take out a coveted science prize. Find out how to support his bid.
  • University of Auckland professor announced as new Chief Science Advisor
    12 June 2018
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits the University of Auckland today to announce Professor Juliet Gerrard will take up the role of Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor.
  • PhD opportunities in Applied Dynamical Systems
    08 November 2017
    Applications are invited for two fully-funded PhD studentships in Applied Dynamical Systems in the Department of Mathematics. The students will be supervised by Associate Professors Claire Postlethwaite and Vivien Kirk.