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Research at the School of Mathematics

Our internationally recognised research demonstrates the impact of mathematical sciences on everyday life.

Cardiff University School of Mathematics is an established research-intensive unit focused on advancing fundamental mathematical knowledge, facilitating application of mathematical sciences in other disciplines, and providing societal benefit through engagement with industry, charities, and the public sector.

Our environment

Based in the exciting new Abacws Building, Cardiff School of Mathematics has grown by more than 60% since 2014. It encompasses five main research groups, all of which benefit from a highly international outlook and substantial external research funding.

We are committed to the pursuit of research for pure interest, whether it be theoretical or applied. We have hosted five Fields Medallists as academic visitors and speakers, as well as more than three dozen winners of international prizes and ICM keynote speakers.

With our external strategic partners we drive the application of mathematics to global challenges including healthcare management, business effectiveness, and the growth of mathematical communities in Africa. Our researchers include members of the Welsh Government's Technical Adisory Groups for the Covid-19 pandemic.


The School's co-location with Computer Science and Informatics in Abacws is the latest evolution of a strategy of inter-School collaboration which also includes the University's Data Innovation and Research Institute, the School of Engineering, CUBRIC and School of Medicine. The University's Strategic Partnership with the Office for National Statistics is built upon more than twenty years of collaboration between statisticians and data scientists in Cardiff School of Mathematics and the ONS.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Mathematics is a universal human intellectual endeavour which knows no barriers of gender or ethnicity. We are committed to promoting our subject in an inclusive environment which allows all our people to maximise their contributions to the global mathematical community.