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Brief history of the institute

The Development of Department of Mathematics, Jilin University


In 1952, when the faculties of higher education institutions nationwide were adjusted, in order to establish a comprehensive university in the Northeast Industrial Base, the State Council selected a group of well-known professors and scholars from some key universities such as Peking University, Tsinghua University, Yanjing University, and Northeast Institute of Technology to Changchun. The Department of Mathematics was established at Northeast Renmin University (now Jilin University), which was one of the earliest disciplines of science established at Northeast Renmin University.

At the beginning of the establishment of the department, there were only 14 teachers. With the strong support of the school, under the leadership of Professor Wang Xianghao, the first dean of the Department of Mathematics and a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (now an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences), with the joint efforts of some well-known scholars with profound academic attainments such as Jiang Zejian, Xu Lizhi, Xie Bangjie, Wang Rouhuai, Lv Hongfan, Zhou Guangya, Sun Yifeng, etc., the Department of Mathematics has developed into a mathematics subject with a relatively complete range of disciplines and a relatively strong faculty in about 10 years. At the beginning of the department, there was only one major - mathematics.

After 1957, majors in computational mathematics, mechanics, cybernetics, applied mathematics and mathematical statistics were established, and a large number of key teachers were sent to support the founding of Jilin University’s School of Computer, Business School, Public Computer Teaching and Research Center and Quantitative Economics Research Center etc., which have made positive contributions to the development of Jilin University.

In 1978, the Institute of Mathematics was established with the approval of the former State Education Commission.

In 1985, it was approved to establish a post-doctoral research station in mathematics.

In 1991, it became the first batch of "National Basic Scientific Research and Teaching Talent Training Base". In 1999, it was named "National Excellent Talent Training Base" and officially listed in 2002. In 2009, the mathematics base was rated as the advanced collective of the education system of Jilin Province.

In 1994, the Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of "Symbolic Computing and Knowledge Engineering" was jointly established with the School of Computer Science.

In 1997, it was approved by the state as a first-level discipline doctoral degree authorization point in mathematics.

In April 2001, the mathematics departments (offices) of five colleges including Jilin University, Jilin University of Technology, Bethune Medical University, Changchun University of Science and Technology, and Changchun University of Posts and Telecommunications were merged into a new school of mathematics, and mathematics has entered a new stage of vigorous development.

In December of the same year, the School of Software of Jilin University was jointly established with the School of Computer Science.

In September 2003, the mathematics building was completed and put into use. The office environment and hardware conditions are first-rate, providing teachers and students with a better teaching, research and learning environment.

In 2006, the insurance actuarial major in statistics was established and undergraduates were recruited.

In 2007, computational mathematics and applied mathematics were rated as national key disciplines, and mathematics was recognized as a first-level discipline as a national key discipline. Mathematics and applied mathematics, information and computing science majors were approved as the specialty construction sites of Jilin Province colleges and universities, and mathematics and applied mathematics was approved as the national first-category specialty.

In 2008, it began to recruit postgraduates in insurance actuarial science jointly with the School of Economics of Jilin University. The teaching team of the National Mathematics Talent Training Base was identified as a national teaching team.

In 2009, the School of Mathematics and the School of Economics of Jilin University jointly established the School of Finance and the Institute of Finance of Jilin University. The "Experimental Plan for Training Top Talents in Basic Subjects" was implemented.

In 2011, the School of Mathematics began to recruit full-time professional degree masters, including two majors: applied statistics and insurance. The Department of Statistics was approved as the first batch of doctoral programs in statistics first-level disciplines in the country.

2012, according to the evaluation of the Ministry of Education's Degree and Graduate Education Development Center, the mathematics subject in our school ranked 8th in the country.

In 2014, the discipline Statistics was rated as a key discipline with advantages and characteristics in the "Twelfth Five-Year Plan" of Jilin Province.

In 2017, the discipline of mathematics was selected into the ranks of the national "double first-class" discipline construction.

In 2018, the National Tianyuan Northeast Center for Mathematics was built based on the School of Mathematics of Jilin University.

In 2020, the National Yingshu Mathematical Center (Jilin) was established being led by the School of Mathematics of Jilin University.