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In 1904, the University Constitution stipulated that the subject of "Advanced Calculation" be part of the science department and listed the required and supplementary courses of "Calculation Subject". In the fall of 1913, Peking University began enrolling math students, proclaiming the beginning of teaching activities of advanced mathematics in China.

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Faculty

The School of Mathematical Sciences has over 100 faculty members, among which 7 are members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 3 members of the Third World Academy of Sciences. Many of them received Ph.D. degree in the USA and Europe, or spend their sabbatical leave abroad for international collaborations. In addition to the regular faculty members, there are some dozens of instructors, post-doctoral fellows, visitors and guests.

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Research

The School maintains a contingent of mathematicians with extensive research interests, profound knowledge, and well-knit scholarly work. Faculty members have a wide range of research fields including algebra and number theory, topology, algebraic and differential geometry, analysis, differential equations and dynamical systems, PDE, mathematical physics, probability, statistics, computational mathematics, applied mathematics, data science, etc.

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Education Programs

The undergraduate program seeks to strengthen students' command in basic knowledge, encourage students to take courses outside their respective majors, teach students in accordance with their aptitude, and improve their ability to adjust themselves in the fast-changing world.

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Students and Alumni

Highlighted by the first-class faculty and research environment, the School is the first choice for students deeply engrossed in mathematical sciences and attracts the top students from all over China. Many of them are the winners of IMO and various math competitions. Each year the School enrolls 100 graduate students and 180 undergraduates. Presently, there are 290 Ph.D. students, 260 graduate students for MS degree, and 740 undergraduate students in this School.

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