Department of Mathematical Sciences


Welcome to Mathematics @ Stellenbosch

Since 2006, Mathematics together with Applied Mathematics and Computer Science form the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

The Mathematics Division is now housed in the newly renovated Mathematical Sciences and Industrial Psychology building, and has 19 members of academic staff, as well as several graduate students on honours, masters and doctoral level.

The research activities of the Mathematics Division span a range of subject areas, including Combinatorics, Lattice Theory, Algebraic Number Theory, Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry, Algebra, Topology and Category Theory, Functional Analysis, Discrete Mathematics, Wavelets and Subdivision Analysis, Mathematical Finance, Mathematical Biology.

Several seminar groups are active with weekly meetings, as well as regular colloquium talks by visitors to the Department.

There is also strong interaction with the African Institute for the Mathematical Sciences in Muizenberg, which attracts international scientists, and creates the opportunity for joint activities.

Recent news

  • 23 Jan 2014
    Welcome to all first-year students! We wish each of you a happy and rewarding academic journey at Stellenbosch University!
  • 17 Jan 2014
    Three Stellenbosch University students in Mathematical Sciences and Actuarial Science competed in the 20th International Maths Competition held in Bulgaria earlier this year. It was the first that SU students competed in this competition. Read more here.
  • 17 Jan 2014
    More than 70 high school learners from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Tunisia participated in the South African Maths Foundation's learner development camp from 4 to 8 December. Hosted by Stellenbosch University's Department of Mathematical Sciences, the aim of the camp was to prepare some of the brightest young minds in the country for the 55th International Mathematics Olympiad that will take place from 3 to 13 July 2014 in Cape Town. Read more here.
  • 17 Jan 2014
    Lees gerus die artikel wat op 2 November 2013 in die Burger verskyn het oor ons nuwe gebou.
  • 26 Aug 2013
    SAMSA will be thirty-two years in December 2013 and for the first time in its history, the SAMSA conference will be held in Stellenbosch, a city known for its beauty and tourist attractions. The conference will be co-hosted by the four leading Universities in the city namely University of Cape Town (UCT), University of Stellenbosch (US), University of Western Cape (UWC) and Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). The theme for the conference will be “Capacity building in the Mathematical Sciences: prospects, successes and challenges in the Southern African context.” For more information please click here. Date: 25th November to 29th November 2013.