The School of Mathematics and Statistics, founded in 2018, can trace its history back to the previous Department of Mathematics of Ningbo Normal College in 1958 and the previous Department of Mathematics of Ningbo University in 1986. With great efforts of pioneers and professors for years, the School has been developed a cultivation system that base-oriented, education-oriented, application-oriented and international-oriented for mathematical and statistical teaching and research with all stages of academic degree.
The school sets up primary doctoral program (several sub-leveled specialities included) and primary master program of mathematics. It consists of three departments that Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics & Financial Engineering. It currently has four undergraduate majors: Mathematics and Applied Mathematics (Base Major), Mathematics and Applied Mathematics (Normal Major), Mathematics and Applied Mathematics (Sino-US Cooperative Actuarial Science and Risk Management), and Financial Engineering. Mathematics and Applied Mathematics is awarded as the National First-class Major, the Provincial 13th Five-Year Superior Major, Ningbo Municipal Brand Major (Level A); Mathematics is awarded as the Provincial 12th Five-Year Key Discipline, Ningbo Municipal Key Discipline (Level A) and in the fourth group of Key Discipline of Ningbo’s universities.
Currently, the teachers and teaching conditions of the School are abundant. A discipline team with young and middle-aged key teachers as principal part, having a reasonable structure of staff age, professional title and knowledge, has been formed. There are 65 faculties in total, of which 10 doctoral supervisors, 11 professors and 29 associate professors; 1 winner of the National Outstanding Youth Fund, 1 expert granted a Special Allowance from the State Council, 2 winners of the New-Century Excellent Talents Program of the MOE, 1 person funded by the Outstanding Young Teachers Funding Program of the MOE, 2 person funded by Provincial Outstanding Young Teachers Funding Program, 3 persons enrolled in Provincial “151 Talents Project”, 1 special-class teacher of Zhejiang Province, 1 scholar named “Outstanding Teacher of Zhejiang Province”, 2 Provincial academic leaders that young and middle-aged, 4 persons qualified as municipal “Leading and Top-notch” Talents.
In recent years, teachers have made outstanding achievements in several research directions, which have had a certain impact at home and abroad. During the "13th Five-Year Plan" period, 118 scientific research projects were presided over, with a total scientific research funding of 27.01 million yuan. Among them, there are 2 national key projects, 34 other national projects, worthy of 18.49 million yuan; 25 provincial and ministerial projects worthy of 1.88 million yuan; 17 research-industry projects, worthy of 2.17 million yuan.By now the staff has published 367 journal papers, including 257 SCI papers，13 EI papers, and 4 SSCI papers.
Over the decades, a large number of excellent talents with both ability and moral integrity have been trained for the country and the local government. Our graduates are employed in prestigious institutions in the country and overseas, some of whom became the leaders of nation, famous scholars in educational circles and leading talents of profession. They are hard-working, with an international perspective and creative spirit, a solid theoretical understanding to Mathematics and Statistics, making great contributions in all fields.
The School of Mathematics and Statistics is well positioned to meet new chances and challenges. The extraordinary well-qualified faculties and staffs are devoted to the success of students, adhering to the motto of ‘seeking truth from facts and applying knowledge to the practice’. The School will also head in discipline construction and take the opportunity of building a provincial key university, to gather talents and be pragmatic, constantly enhance the comprehensive strength and the core competitiveness. Soon, it will endeavor to achieve the grand goals in the construction of a top level research-oriented school of Ningbo University with certain influence at home and abroad, and become the base and cradle of mathematical talent training in eastern Zhejiang.
（Data updated to 2020.10.10)