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.

A philosopher, a mathematician and a student...

5 January 2015 A philosopher, a mathematician and a student walk into a bar. A drinking game and a complicated mathematics study into cause and effect, may seem worlds apart. (read article)

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MathSoc at UC

MathSoc is a free to join student-run club at the University of Canterbury. We run social and academic events for students who are interested in Mathematics and Statistics and provide support for students taking MATH/STAT courses.

Te Pūnaha Matatini

PhD scholarships available

Through the centre of Research Excellence Te Pūnaha Matatini we have four fully funded PhD scholarships available. If you are interested in any of these please contact the relevant supervisor, Alex, Mike or Jeanette.

Extropy discovered

Researcher discovers Extropy

In the current issue of Statistical Science, Frank Lad and colleagues have published the discovery of a function called Extropy, which is shown to be the complementary dual of Entropy. (read more)

‘I feel the real use of my degree is the critical thinking ability that I learned...’

Catherine Cumpstone Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and Statistics
Statistical Analyst, Statistics New Zealand, Christchurch
(read profile)


Summer internship, REANNZ

The programme will give three selected students, from around New Zealand, the unique opportunity to partake in a six-week paid internship, from December 2015 to February 2016, at the REANNZ head office in Wellington. Applications close Friday 16th October 2015


July newsletter (PDF, 584 KB)

Newsletter archive

2015 School of Mathematics and Statistics Handbook (PDF, 523 KB)

Also see the 2015 Honours Courses and Projects Handbook (PDF, 720 KB)

Announcement archive

Seminar archive