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Mathematics is a vital life-skill. Not only is it is widely used in science, engineering and technology, in estimating, modelling and forecasting, it is also used in other professions such as computer graphics, finance, economics, insurance and linguistics. In studying mathematics, students gain a firm foundation in the basic principles and techniques of modern mathematics, and understand how mathematics is applied.

Flinders University believes that mathematics is an essential component of a modern economy. It underpins many essential disciplines and is an important life-skill. As such, we believe that it is vital we contribute to mathematics education and research, both through direct mathematics research and teaching and in its many other guises including biostatistics, epidemiology, and econometrics.

Flinders has a proud history of mathematics and statistics teaching and research, counting amongst its alumni, Professor Terence Tao, UCLA Professor and Australia's only Fields Medal winner, and Rodney Brooks, Professor of Robotics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Mathematics at Flinders is growing steadily. The School has recently established the Flinders Mathematical Sciences Laboratory focussing on advances in modern applied and pure mathematics and their nexus. Recent senior appointments in this area have strengthen the discipline and further expansion is expected in the future.