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Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

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Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics is not only one of the largest departments on the Hatfield Campus, but also one of the largest Mathematics departments in the country. It grew from its humble beginnings in 1913, with only 38 students, to one with more than 20 000 students enrolled for mathematics modules. The diverse and competent staff corps boasts expertise in a variety of fields. The Department prides itself in excelling in both its teaching and research activities as well in community based activities. 

Physically, the Department is situated on the western side of the campus of the University of Pretoria. The building has a classical old-time character surrounding a quad where the bustle of students adds vibrancy. A newer feature is an enclosed garden that provides a popular venue for outdoor functions. The singular environment is complemented by a tangible academic atmosphere.

 

News

Excellence in teaching acknowledged for 2014 - 10/11/2014
From Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

At the annual Bosberaad of the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Prof Izak Broere, Chairperson of the Adjudication Panel announced the winners of the prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award as well as the Award for Adding Value to Teaching.

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Crypto Giants lend a helping hand - 04/11/2014
From Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

At the beginning of the academic year the Crypto Giants decided to give back to the community what they have gained from the initiative. They did this by starting within the Department because as the saying goes: “Charity begins at home.”

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Mathematician receives SAMS Award for Research Distinction - 31/10/2014
From Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

Prof James Raftery received the SAMS Award for Research Distinction at the South African Mathematical Society 57th Annual Conference that was held in Johannesburg from 29 to 31 October. We congratulate James on his achievement and share in the honour that this has brought to our department.

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