Being a custodian of a discipline which is fundamental to Knowledge, the Department makes a significant contribution to all main aspects of the academic enterprise: Teaching, postgraduate education, research and community service. The Department strives
- to be a research-intensive academic unit where research drives a strong postgraduate program and informs the undergraduate curriculum;
- Department’s research and teaching activities to be an integral part of the academic enterprise at the University with strong links to existing and emerging centres of excellence as well as the Institutional Research Themes;
- the international profile of the Department to be pertinent to a centre of excellence in Mathematics in Africa as well as to the rating of the University;
- the impact of the academic activities of the Department to be keenly felt in the society where the education in mathematics is a recognised major impediment to development.