The College of Mathematics is one of the largest colleges in Chongqing Normal University, which has a history of nearly 60 years. At present, the total number of enrollment students includes 1336 undergraduate students and 219 postgraduate students. About ten thousand students have graduated from the college with bachelor degrees and advanced diplomas, and one thousand postgraduate students have graduated from the college with Master Degrees. Moreover, the college has jointly educated 35 Ph.D. students with other institutions.
The college has a strong team in teaching and research. Among the 81 staff members, there are 22 professors, 32 associate professors. Five staff members are qualified to supervise PhD students, 27 members are postgraduate-student supervisors, and 49 staff members have PhD. degrees. Professor Xinmin Yang, the leading expert for the mathematics discipline in the college, is both the Vice President of the Chinese Mathematics Society and the Operations Research Society of China.
The college offers two first-level discipline Master degree Programs (systems science and mathematics), and nine second-level discipline Master degree programs (Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research and Control Theory, Computational Mathematics, Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics, Systems Theory, Systems Analysis and Integration, Discipline Education on Mathematics and Courses, and Teaching Theory). One Ministry of Education Key Laboratory jointly established with Chongqing municipality, one Key Municipality-level laboratory, one Key Laboratory of Chongqing Higher Education Institutions, two Innovation Teams in Chongqing Higher Education Institutions, two Municipality-level Teaching Teams, two Municipality-level Key Disciplines (Systems Theory and Mathematics) and one Ministry of Education Characteristic Specialty for undergraduates (Mathematics and Applied Mathematics).
The college has formed research strength on five areas, namely, Theory and Algorithms in Mathematical Programming, Mathematics Methods in System Control, Differential Equation and Functional Analysis, Numerical Computation Methods, and Mathematics Education and Statistics. The college’s research on theory and algorithms in mathematical programming belongs to Operations Research discipline and plays a leading role in the national level, and has got international recognition.
The college has long-termstable academic exchange and cooperation with Chinese Academy of Science, Tsinghua University, Fudan University, Shanghai University, Sichuan University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, New York University in the USA, Curtin University and University of Ballarat in Australia. The college has established the Chongqing-Hong Kong Center for Operations Research and Systems Engineering jointly with Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Chinese University of Hong Kong, China-Australia Center for Applied Optimization jointly with University of Ballarat and Shanghai University. The college has hosted the 3rd China-Australia Workshop on Optimization: Theory, Methods and Applications in 2007, the 2nd International Conference on Nonlinear Programming and Applications in 2008. In 2007, the college signed the agreement with Curtin University on jointly educating registered students for bachelor programs after completing study for Advanced Diploma in China, and registered students for master programs after completing bachelor program in China. In 2012, the college started the “2+2” program for jointly educating undergraduate students with the University of Ballarat. In 2013, the college signed the agreement on jointly educating PhD. students with the University of Ballarat.