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The New Zealand Mathematical Society (Inc.) is the representative body of professional mathematicians in New Zealand, and was founded in 1974. Its aims include promotion of research in the mathematical sciences, the development, application and dissemination of mathematical knowledge within New Zealand, and effective cooperation and collaboration between mathematicians and their colleagues in New Zealand and in other countries.

Notices and news

Job Opportunities

School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canterbury

We are looking for people to contribute to the development of our teaching and research programmes in Data Science and Statistics. Our Data Science programme is relatively new and we are recruiting staff to support it. We are also seeking someone to lead the Data Science programme and take it to the next level.

Applications close 4 March 2018.

For more information and to apply online visit JobID: 5548

School of Mathematics and Statistics, Victoria University of Wellington

We seek a dynamic academic wanting to join one of New Zealand's most respected and innovative Statistics programmes. The successful applicant will have experience in university teaching, a strong research record and will be ready to play a leading role in the development of Victoria's programmes in

statistics and data science.

Applications close 31 January 2018.

For more information and to apply online visit Reference:1912


Listing of upcoming conferences.

Scholarship and Job opportunities

Listing of NZ based scholarships and academic jobs.

2017 August NZMS Newsletter

Has been released

Summary of the Society’s activities

Promotion of research

Each year the Society awards a Research Award, an Early Career Award, and the Kalman Prize for Best Paper to mark and reward outstanding and innovative mathematical research activity.


The Forder and Aitken Lectureships are a reciprocal exchange between the New Zealand Mathematical Society and the London Mathematical Society featuring noted mathematicians speaking in each others countries on alternate years.

The Maclaurin Lectureship was a reciprocal exchange between the New Zealand Mathematical Society and American Mathematical Society from 2011 to 2017 featuring noted mathematicians to speak in each others countries on alternate years.

The NZMS Visiting Lectureship allows a visiting mathematician to spend two to three days at each of the six main university centres; the Society coordinates and provides some financial assistance for this tour.

Women in Mathematics

The NZMS is committed to actively addressing the issues facing women in mathematics.

Mathematics Education

The NZMS Education Group aims to provide the New Zealand community with independent and hopefully influential commentary on mathematical education issues.


The Newsletter, published three times a year, is the official organ of the Society, and contains news from around the country, featured opinion articles, featured mathematicians, official notices and minutes, and application forms.

The Society also co-publishes the New Zealand Journal of Mathematics.


The Aitken Prize is awarded annually for the best contributed student talk at the NZ Mathematics Colloquium.

Information is maintained of mathematical visitors to New Zealand.

Financial assistance is made available in the form of grants to support the costs of hosting mathematical visitors, organising conferences or workshops, attending conferences, and any other mathematical research-related activity.

Main contact:

New Zealand Mathematical Society
C/- Assoc Prof Rua Murray (NZMS Secretary,
School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140

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NZMS Colloquium