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   I.  Brief Introduction to the College


The  College of Mathematics is one of the oldest colleges and departments in Sichuan  University. In 1896 (Guangxu 22nd year), Lu Chuanlin, the Governor-General of  Sichuan, established the Sichuan Chinese-western School by imperial order and  made certain that “The key point of western knowledge is arithmetic”, a college  of arithmetic was hence established and became the source of the College of  Mathematics. The college of arithmetic enrolled a total of 30 students who major  in arithmetic for the first year. Later, the School underwent several changes  and mergers and was transformed into a national university in 1931: Sichuan  University. During that period, the university began to set up departments in  1924; the name “Department of Mathematics” was used therefrom. The then Director  of the Department of Mathematics was Ke Zhao in 1938 and was replaced by Wu  Daren in 1942. In the context of national regulation of colleges and departments  in 1952, teachers from departments of mathematics of Chongqing University and  West China University were incorporated into the Department of Mathematics in  Sichuan University, the lineup of teachers was thus enhanced. Famous professors  taught in the Department from 1938 to 1952, such as Ke Zhao, Li Guoping, Wu  Daren, Pu Baoming, Zhang Dingming, Hu Kunsheng and Wei Shizhen, et al. In 1978,  Institute of Mathematics, Sichuan University was established, which received  official approval from the Ministry of Education in 1983; its successive  Directors were: Ke Zhao (1978-1984), Lu Wenduan (1984-1992) and Liu Yingming  (1994-2016). From 1994 to 2000, University of Science and Technology of Chengdu  and West China University of Medical Science merged with Sichuan University in  succession, and the teachers of mathematical foundations from the two  universities were thus incorporated in the Department of Mathematics of Sichuan  University. During the period, the Department of Mathematics SCU was renamed as  the College of Mathematics SCU in 1998.

 

The College of Mathematics boasts  complete academic disciplines and a strong faculty. The College now has in total  170 teachers, where there are 143 full-time teachers, including 2 foreign  teachers. There are 47 professors, 3 specially-appointed researchers, 39  associate professors and 6 specially-appointed associate research fellows, 35  doctoral student advisers and 54 academic advisers to MA candidates, one member  of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 3 people picked for the Recruitment Program  of Global Experts, 4 specially hired professors for Changjiang Scholars program  of the Ministry of Education, 2 chair professors, 5 people awarded with type A  and 5 people with type B of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young  Scholars, 4 people awarded with the National Science Fund for Excellent Young  Scholars, one person picked for the Recruitment Program for Young Professionals  and 14 people awarded with New Century Excellent Talents by the Ministry of  Education.

 

Outstanding advantages in academic  disciplines: In 2001, fundamental mathematics and applied mathematics became the  first batch of key construction disciplines of China. In 2007, mathematics  became the first batch of level-1 disciplines and the key national disciplines;  and it was also the key construction discipline of the “211” and “985” Projects  in China. In 1981, the College was in the first batch to obtain the right to  grant doctoral degrees of fundamental mathematics, and a doctoral degree program  on applied mathematics was established in 1987. In 1992, a postdoctoral program  was set up. In 1997, it was in the first batch to obtain the right to grant  doctoral degrees of the level-1 discipline on mathematics. The College was in  the first batch to be selected as the National Basic Science and Mathematics  Talent Training Base and for the National Test Plan to Cultivate Top Students in  Basic Discipline. In 2011, the College of Mathematics, jointly with the School  of Economics and the School of Public Health, took the lead in acquiring the  approval of doctoral degree program of the level-1 discipline on statistics.

 

Outstanding achievements in scientific  research: In recent 10 years, we have carried out more than 20 key fund projects  at provincial level or above, including Group Projects of National Natural  Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Crossed and Integrated Research Platform  Cultivation Projects of Tianyuan Fund for Mathematics of NSFC, “973” Projects of  Ministry of Science and Technology, key projects of NSFC, Innovative Team  Projects of Ministry of Education and so on; and the College also received  important scientific research awards and titles as follows: the Prize for  Scientific and Technological Progress of Ho Leung Ho Lee, the “Fellow” title  from International Fuzzy Systems Association, the Outstanding Young Scholar  Award of Hong Kong Qiu Shi Foundation, the second award of National Natural  Science Award, the Hua Luogeng Prize for mathematics of Chinese Mathematical  Society and other prizes for scientific research at provincial level.

 

Remarkable achievements in  education: In the recent years, the College of Mathematics SCU have been  enrolled on a yearly basis around 180 undergraduates and over 100 postgraduates,  including 30 doctoral students or more. The National Mathematics Talent Training  Base has been assessed as the National Top Base for two times. The mathematics  and applied mathematics are national special disciplines. And the information  and computing science discipline as well as the statistics discipline are the  bases for cultivating talents in Sichuan. Our College has received numerous  awards for education achievements at provincial and national levels. In the  students fostered by our College, 2 have become the members of the Chinese  Academy of Sciences; 3 were invited to give invitation speeches on the  International Congress of Mathematicians; several have served as professors or  researchers in famous universities or academic institutions at home and abroad;  and some are picked for domestic important talent programs such as the  “Recruitment Program of Global Experts”, the Changjiang Scholars program of the  Ministry of Education and the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young  Scholars.

 

The College is possessed  of abundant books and journals about mathematics, a collection of nearly 80  thousand Chinese and foreign-language books, and over 300 kinds of journals; it  also has excellent experiment and office conditions: One computer room for  teachers and 4 for students, 3 specialized laboratories and 1 multimedia  laboratory, creating good conditions for specialized learning and research.

 

Located to the  beautiful Jinjiang River of Chengdu and embraced in a nice humanistic  atmosphere, Sichuan University is a good place for people to be immersed in  learning and studying mathematics. The College of Mathematics, owning active  academic atmosphere, profound academic foundations, a loose research environment  and a long history of education, is a perfect place for imparting knowledge and  educating people. “People-oriented, Advocating Academia and Pursuing Excellence”  is our purpose of running the school, and “Deep Foundation, Extensive  Disciplines, High Quality and Strong Abilities” is our goal of educating people.  Through years of development and construction, the College of Mathematics has  become the top base, with the strongest strength in all aspects, for fostering  talents and researching mathematics in west China. It also has obvious dominance  around the country while showing increasing influence worldwide.


II. Table of Undergraduate Courses of College of  Mathematics

Discipline  Code

Chinese  name of disciplines

English  name of disciplines

Term

Total  credit

Degree  to be granted

070101

数学与应用数学(试验班)

Mathematics  and Applied Mathematics(Trial Class)

4  years

160

Bachelor  of Science

070101

数学与应用数学(基地班)

Mathematics  and Applied Mathematics(Base)

4  years

160

Bachelor  of Science

070101

数学与应用数学(基础)

Mathematics  and Applied Mathematics(Pure)

4  years

160

Bachelor  of Science

070101

数学与应用数学(金融)

Mathematics  and Applied Mathematics(Finance)

4  years

160

Bachelor  of Science

070101

020101

 

数学与应用数学(数学经济创新班)

Mathematics  and Applied Mathematics(Innovating Class of Mathematics and Economic)

4  years

169

Bachelor  of Science or economics

070102

信息与计算科学

Science  of Information and Computation

4  years

160

Bachelor  of Science

071601

统计学

Statistics

4  years

160

Bachelor  of Science

070101

数据科学与大数据技术

Data  Science and Big Data Technology

4  years

160

Bachelor  of Science

 

III. Education Resources and  Facilities

The College possesses complete education  resources and facilities. The College’s library has developed into a literature  resource system — the coexistence of printed and digital resources as well as  the simultaneous development in the possessed and available resources. So far,  there is a collection of nearly 100 thousand books, 10 kinds of imported English  databases and 200 sorts of journals in the College, greatly broadening the  channels for the teachers and students to use the information resources of the  literature. The College has 4 laboratories: Nonlinear and Uncertain Engineering  System Control Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province, Provincial Key Laboratory of  Information Mathematics Technology as well as Information and Computing Science  Laboratory. With the rapid growth of education quality and continuous  implementation of the development plan for building powerful undergraduate  courses of the College, our conditions and environments for experiments and  education have been improving through enduring efforts of the entire teachers  and students by virtue of close concerns from the leaders of our  College.

 

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