The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, was established in 1912 as an engineering school called the “Technikum”. For many years the Department of Mathematics was a small service unit whose purpose was to provide courses in mathematics for engineering students.

In the early fifties, the Technion changed its course and transformed itself into a research-oriented university, creating in 1953 a science Department which consisted of three units: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. In 1957, the first Mathematics graduate was awarded with an academic degree and in 1962 The Department of Mathematics became an independent academic research-oriented unit.

In 1988 the Department established the Institute for Advanced Studies in Mathematics which in 2001 was renamed as the *Center for Mathematical Sciences* (CMS). It aims to promote research activities in diverse areas of mathematics and its applications, and develop international research cooperation by supporting a large variety of research activities, conferences, special lecture series, workshops, etc. Today we are considered as one of the leading mathematics departments in Israel and worldwide, ranked at the 51-75 place according to Shanghai 2018 Academic Ranking. In addition, our lecturers are often awarded with the Yanai Prize, a prestigious Technion prize for excellence in Academic Education. Our faculty are engaged in world-class research in many areas of both pure and applied Mathematics. These areas include: Algebra, Applied Mathematics, Combinatorics, Complex Analysis, Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, Functional Analysis, Geometry and Topology, Lie Theory and Ergodic Theory, Mathematical Physics, Number Theory, and Probability and Stochastic Processes. We offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, both in pure and applied Mathematics, joint programs with other departments, youth activities and summer projects.