Welcome to the School of Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics and Statistics underpin almost every aspect of today’s society. Whether it is technology, business, science, social science or education, mathematics and statistics are used. Our School has an international reputation for excellence in research and in teaching, so come and join us.

Canterbury professor recognised for his work

14 July 2014 UC's Professor Mike Steel, who is using mathematics to help biologists discover more about the evolution of life, has been recognised for his work with UC's Research Medal. (read article)

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2015 honours

2015 Honours Courses and Projects Handbook

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Research spotlight: Modelling Resource Pulses

Members of MARG (Alex James and Mike Plank) with scientists from Landcare have been working on modelling mast seeding in NZ forests. They suggested a new method for predicting high seedfall events based on change in summer temperature, rather than absolute summer temperature (Ecol Letters, 2013). This is being used to justify extensive pest control “The Battle For Our Birds”.


Masters and Undergraduate Scholarships

In collaboration with NIWA, the Ministry for Primary Industries is offering scholarships for Masters students in the field of quantitative fisheries science, particularly stock assessment modelling. MPI is also offering undergraduate scholarships for students interested in an Honours year or a double major in mathematics or statistics combined with biology or marine biology. Read more...

‘Mathematics is a passion of mine, and I think this will be a fun journey...’

Thomas Li studying towards a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Mathematics
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