Faculty of Science

Faculty of Science, The University of Tokyo



Mathematics Chair

Yasuyuki Kawahigashi Professor

An eternally true discipline searching for the mathematical principles of phenomena.

Focuses on the interdependence between mathematics and sciences. Seminars and coursework deepen students’ understanding of the main trends in modern mathematics and develop their problem-solving and data collection skills.

【Academic features】

Education and Research in the Department of Mathematics at the Komaba Campus

For undergraduate students, the Department of Mathematics is part of the Faculty of Science, and for graduate students, the Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences is independent of the School of Science. In addition to the traditional fields of pure mathematics of algebra, geometry, and analysis, the Department of Mathematics boasts a large number of researchers in the field of applied mathematics, and is the largest research center in Japan for the mathematical sciences. When you enroll in the Department of Mathematics, you enter an environment of excellence where you can focus on mathematics together with graduate students in the Mathematics Building on the Komaba Campus. 

Broad Application of Mathematical Thought and Career Choices

Instead of being required to submit a thesis for graduation, fourth-year students in the Department of Mathematics are assigned to a laboratory of their choice and receive individual guidance in a seminar setting. Mathematics has played a unique role as a paradigm for a rigorous science and as the language of science. While it has developed in its own intellectually stimulating way as an autonomous discipline, mathematics plays an essential role in many applied fields and in science, engineering, and the quantitative social sciences. Against the backdrop of the recent dramatic expansion of computing power and the vast accumulation of digital data, the effectiveness of mathematical thinking is increasingly recognized in every aspect of business and daily life. This has led to unprecedentedly high expectations for graduates of the Department of Mathematics in various fields and society in general, opening up a wide range of career possibilities in addition to the traditional professions of researcher and teacher. Come join us in the Department of Mathematics!



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