Brief History

The department of Mathematics was founded in August 1963.Students in the early years were enrolled according to their top choices. Most of the students back then were the top at their age and were outstanding in their later career. In 1973, the department was further approved by the Ministry of Education to set up both pure and applied divisions and to found the institute of Mathematics for the Master program. In August 1995, the institute was merged into the department which offered both bachelor and Master programs ever since.

The first department chairman is Fr. Richartz (Divine Word Missionaries, Philosophy Ph.D., University of Münster, German). One year later, he was succeeded by Sr. Ambrosia Pohanka (Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit, Mathematics Ph.D., Universität Wien), who remained as the department chairman for 19 years. Despite of tough situation in the early years, Sr. Ambrosia Pohanka managed to establish a paradigm for sincere teaching, rigorous working, and selfless dedication which has become a good departmental tradition. The following table list all the former and present chairmen of the department.The department of Mathematics was founded in August 1963.Students in the early years were enrolled according to their top choices. Most of the students back then were the top at their age and were outstanding in their later career. In 1973, the department was further approved by the Ministry of Education to set up both pure and applied divisions and to found the institute of Mathematics for the Master program. In August 1995, the institute was merged into the department which offered both bachelor and Master programs ever since.

Chairman Name Years Note
Fr. Richartz 1963-1964 1 year, the founding chairman
Sr. Ambrosia Pohanka 1964-1982 19 years
Prof. Yi-Ching Yen 1983-1988 6 years
Prof. Tsing-Jen Ho 1989-1995 6 years
Prof. Kang C. Jea 1995-1996 1 year
Prof. Nanping Yang 1997-1999 3 years
Prof. Hong-Min Shaw 2000-2002 3 years
Prof. Mao-Sheng Chang 2003-2008 6 years
Prof. Chung-Cheng Kuo 2009-2011 3 years
Prof. Nanping Yang 2011-2013 3 years
Prof. Mao-Sheng Chang 2014-2020 6 years
Prof. Wen-Lin Chiou 2020-present  

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