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Our Vision and Mission


As a mathematics department with the longest history in Hong Kong our Department aspires to the highest standard of excellence in education, research and knowledge exchange.

Education  We provide an environment where students can benefit from a good solid education in mathematics that nurtures their quantitative reasoning, logical and analytical thinking, meticulous care to work, ability to conceptualize, problem-solving skill and innovative imagination. This establishes a foundation for students to grow in their preferred profession, thereby contributing to different industries in the society

Research  By producing a continual stream of publications that appear in international refereed journals, the Department has earned recognition in the mathematical community local and abroad, in particular with the establishment of the Institute of Mathematical Research in 1999. Having close collaborations with mathematicians and centres of mathematical research over the world, our members actively participate in international conferences or workshops, and a number of them also contribute by serving the editorial boards of renowned international journals.

Knowledge Exchange  We share and promote the belief that mathematics plays an important role in the history of humanity and a valuable one in the future, our department forms a bridge between academics and the community. This is buttressed by mathematical lectures and other mathematics-related public events.


In the QS 2021 ranking by subject, HKU Mathematics ranks No. 12 in Asia, and No. 53 in the world.

QS World University Ranking (please select "Asia" for "Location")

In the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, HKU ranks No. 5 in Asia, and No. 39 in the world among the universities offering the subject of Mathematics & Statistics.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings (please select "Hong Kong" for "Region")