From the Head of Department, Professor Bernhard von Stengel

Welcome to the website of the LSE Department of Mathematics. The Department wants to be a supportive, active and friendly environment for all its students and staff. The Department has grown rapidly in recent years. We introduced new teaching programmes and modules, and hired outstanding new staff to broaden our research and teaching portfolio. You can learn more about our activities on this website.

The Department’s teaching and research are shaped to a large extent by its position within LSE. We view teaching and research as complementary activities, each enhancing the other. Our aim is to be excellent both in teaching and research, in a way that reflects our location within a social sciences institution, engaging with all parts of LSE. And we want to do that in a way that allows everybody to fulfil their potential.

Our website provides an overview of research areas, news and events, and a full section for our current student members. To get a quick first impression of what is happening in the Department, have at look at our summary document About the Department.

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