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The School of Mathematics and Statistics of Henan University

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The School of Mathematics and Statistics is one of the earlier departments at Henan University. Its predecessor was the Department of Mathematics and Physics of Zhongzhou University founded in 1923. It was renamed the Arithmetic Department, the Mathematical Department and the School of Mathematics and Information Science. In 2014, it was renamed the School of Mathematics and Statistics.


For nearly 100 years, The School of Mathematics and Statistics of Henan University, adhering to the motto of “to illustrate illustrious virtue; to renovate the people; and to rest in the highest excellence”, after several generations of scholars' continual striving, has formed a rigorous academic spirit and accumulated profound academic details that are of great benefit to the school’s sustainable and healthy development, under the leadership of a large number of famous mathematicians and educators who used to work here, such as Huang Jiyu, Chen Zuojun, Fan Yingchuan, Huang Dunci, Du Mengmo, Liu Yaxing, etc. Currently, the school owns the authority to launch PhD Program of Doctoral-level discipline in both mathematics and statistics, and Master Degrees of Applied Statistics. There are four majors, including Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Information and Computing Science, Statistics and Financial Mathematics. Among them, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics is the pilot for comprehensive reforms in Henan Province, and Information and Computing Science is a distinctive major throughout Henan Province.


The School of Mathematics and Statistics has a faculty of 114, including 97 professional teachers and 17 staffs. Among the teachers are 86 professors and associate professors (75 of them possess doctoral degrees), 48 doctoral and master’s supervisors; 1 Double Employed Academician; 1 distinguished expert in the “One Hundred Talents” Project of Henan Province; 1 provincial well-known lecture professor; 6 lecture professors; 5 distinguished professors; 7 pioneers of academic technique awarded by Education Department of Henan; 6 Henan Outstanding Youth Fund winners; 14 Henan Teaching Model title winners; 1 Advanced Individual in Higher Education Teaching in Henan Province title winner. In general, a high-level teaching staff with noble morality, remarkable professional capacity, reasonable structure, and vitality has been formed.


The school has three teaching and research labs: Mathematical Modeling Laboratory, Financial Statistics Laboratory, and Data Analysis Technology Laboratory. There are four research institutes: Institute of Contemporary Mathematics, Institute of Applied Mathematics, Teaching Method Research Office, and Research Laboratory of Nonlinear Science. There is a world-renowned academic Journal called Chinese Quarterly Journal of Mathematics, which is published in English and initiated by The School of Mathematics and Statistics of Henan University. Paying attention to its leading role of academic leaders, the school actively participates in academic exchanges at home and abroad, and continuously consolidates the direction of discipline research, and continuously strengthens the construction of academic teams. What’s more, in the aspects of partial differential equations and mathematical physics, real analysis and complex analysis, probability theory and mathematical statistics, images processing and scientific computing, the school has formed comparative advantages and characteristics and also has achieved a number of outstanding scientific research results. According to statistics, from 2013 to 2017, the teaching faculty published 507 papers, many of which were published in internationally top academic journals such as Communications in Mathematical Physics, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, and Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society, etc. There are 48 projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 6 published academic monographs, and 114 scientific research awards in the school.


There are six teaching units in the School of Mathematics and Statistics: Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Department of Information and Computing Science, Department of Statistics, Department of Financial Mathematics, Public Mathematics Teaching Department, and Continuing Education Center. There are more than 1,300 undergraduates and more than 180 postgraduate students. In recent years, the school has been continuously deepening education and teaching reforms and has explored and carried out classified teaching and classified guidance, promoted the improvement of undergraduate career counseling systems, and established high-level experimental classes, and trained a large number of high-quality talents who have excellent moral character, firm literacy, outstanding practical ability and spirit of innovation. Up to now, more than 300 people have won awards in large-scale professional competitions such as Contemporary Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling, The Chinese Mathematics Competitions(CMC), and S.-T. Yau College Student Mathematics Contests. The admission rate for postgraduate entrance examination is kept at 36%, and the one-time employment rate for both postgraduates and undergraduates is more than 95%. In September 2018 our school was horned by the Henan Education Department as Front Advanced Unit. Looking forward we shall follow closely the Education policy of our Party, take fostering integrity and promoting rounded development of people as the fundamental task of education. We shall hold on to the path of inner development, speed up the process of becoming a leading unit in our province, known to our country, with expertise, high level teaching and research institutes. Building on the foundation of public education, we shall raise up generalties of top talent creative people and all kinds of special experts by contributing our efforts into building a first class of university and benefiting the local economy.

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