The school focuses on the frontier scientific issues in mathematics, statistics and their applications, and carries out high-level scientific research and high-level personnel training. Its predecessor was the Department of Mathematical Mechanics founded in 1957. In 1987, it was changed into the Department of Applied Mathematics. In 2003, it was merged with the Department of Applied Physics and the Department of Chemical Engineering to form the College of Science. There are 3 undergraduate programs in mathematics and applied mathematics, information and computing science, statistics, 6 master's programs in second-level disciplines, doctoral programs in first-level disciplines of mathematics and post-doctoral research stations in mathematics. It has 2 provincial and ministerial-level key laboratories, 2 international joint research centers and 2 international joint laboratories.research stations in mathematics.