One of the aims of the Mathematics Institute is to give selected young, talented students from the Sub-Saharan region solid, broad-based, high-level research training in functional analysis and its applications to enable them, while living and working in the Sub-Saharan region, to do research at a very good scientific level and contribute to knowledge by publishing their research findings in high quality international journals. We have the vision that our trained students will get good paying jobs within the Sub-Saharan region to help in training upcoming mathematicians in the Sub-Saharan region.
The second objective of the Institute is to contribute to the development of mathematics in the Sub-Saharan African region. The Institute plans to help mathematicians at all levels. In 2012 -2013, the institute plans to train Senior Secondary School (SSS) Teachers of Mathematics from each of Nigeria's six (6) geopolitical zones. The best from each zone will be recruited by an NGO (arranged by the Maths Institute) to return to their zone to help educate other SSS Maths Teachers. The Maths Institute provides well-equipped offices for visiting world-class mathematicians, who are invited to do research and interact with resident faculty and PhD students.
Method of Admission: Admission to the MSc Program involves a competitive written exam, followed by an oral exam. It is open to students with a GPA of 2.1 and above. Applicants to the PhD program must have earned MSc degrees.
Most of the courses are taught by distinguished mathematicians from Europe and North America. The Maths Institute at AUST is supported in part by Guaranty Trust Bank.