The Department of Applied Mathematics evolved from the Department of Mathematics and Mechanics founded in 1957. Now the department is an important teaching and research organization in the school. At present, the department has over 60 academic staff, 50 Ph.D. candidates and 160 master degree students. Faculty in the department have frequently produced original research results, published numerous academic papers, and received high acclaim from academic circles. The Department offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in mathematics, system science and applied economics.