Mathematics

  • Dr Rua Murray, Mathematics lecturer
    Dr Rua Murray, Associate Professor in Mathematics and Statistics, was recognised as one of New Zealand’s top tertiary teachers in 2013, receiving an Ako Aotearoa national tertiary teaching excellence award. His research interests lie in pure and applied mathematics, with a focus on the behaviour of complex systems. He has taught thousands of students from foundation to graduate level over the last 18 years.

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Top 200 in the world for Computer Science and Information Systems (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017)

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Top 200 in the world for Computer Science and Information Systems (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017)

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Overview

To fully appreciate mathematics you must transcend beyond bare formulae to understand the ideas that lie behind them. Mathematical thought is one of the greatest human achievements and has been around for over 4,000 years.

Mathematics is a living subject with new processes, techniques and theories constantly being devised, tested and explored. The extensive use of computers in a wide range of academic areas has led to an increasing demand for statistical and mathematical analysis in many new fields.

Modern mathematicians and statisticians are being asked to develop new tools and techniques to deal with problems in areas from business management to biology. New insights are also being opened up in the more traditional areas of physical science and engineering. All this activity leads to new applications of mathematics and statistics, as well as new theoretical work on the structure of the mathematics involved.

Mathematics provides skills in independent thinking and problem solving, which are of use in many fields of employment and in Science, Engineering and Commerce.

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School of Mathematics and Statistics

Phone +64 3 369 2233Email enquiries@math.canterbury.ac.nz

Location Erskine building - see campus maps

Postal address College of Engineering | Te Rāngai Pūkaha University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha Private Bag 4800 Christchurch 8140 New Zealand

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