The Department of Mathematics is a foundation department of the University of Benin. It is devoted to providing quality instruction and training with applicable and novel research in Mathematics. This is evident from the different programmes offered at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, which includes Pure and Applied Mathematics, Industrial Mathematics and Mathematics and Economics. Mathematics, no doubt, drives the innovations in Science and Technology and other areas of human endeavours. This is largely due to the logics and structural beauty that it provides in order for us to understand and improve the world around us and our mandate is to help provide the platform for the use of mathematics to the betterment of man.
The department makes available its expertise, especially from its quality and outstanding academic members, to the wider University community, Industry and beyond. As at today, the Department utilizes the beauty, diversity and power of Mathematics by combining its pure and applied mathematicians, together with academics in Operations Research and Statistics, in one department. We run M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in Mathematics and Industrial Mathematics, encompassing the various diversities in the Department.
The quality of research in the department is evident from the impact of publications emanating from it and other academic awards of scholarship bestowed on some of its academic staff. These indeed project the University far and wide. The quality of its graduates can be attested to by the fact that they can be found around the world over holding positions of responsibility in industries, academia and government, while others are successful entrepreneurs.
Welcome to the Department of Mathematics, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.
Professor J.E. Osemwenkhae
Professor and H.O.D