The department of Mathematics is one of the oldest major teaching & research department in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is known for offering excellent graduate and undergraduate programs in Mathematics and undergraduate programs in Actuarial Science. It is one of the largest departments of the University consisting of over 62 faculty members. The faculty research interests cover a broad range of topics including Algebra and Number Theory, Analysis, Applied & Differential Equations, Fixed Point Theory & Applications, Geometry, Topology & Graph theory, Numerical Analysis & Optimization, Statistics, Stochastic Processes & Applications, and Algebra & Number theory etc.

In addition, the department has well established collaborations with researchers belonging to world-renowned institutions. These collaborations have played a pivotal role for the department to attract highly meritorious researchers to join as adjunct faculty. The department also publishes a reputable journal “Arabian Journal of Mathematics” published by springer and indexed in Scimago of Quartile 3.


To be recognized internationally as a provider of world-class education; a conducive hub for basic, applied and multidisciplinary research; a producer of high-quality graduates for the job market; and a contributor to the societal development.


The mission of the department is threefold:

  • To provide quality teaching with the aim of establishing effective and innovative undergraduate and graduate programs that will contribute to the development of the highly trained manpower in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • To enhance fundamental and applied research to a level comparable to that of the contemporary leading centers of mathematics in the world.
  • To play an active role in the scientific and technological development of the University and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through closer inter-departmental cooperation and development of interdisciplinary programs and through its commitment to broadening and deepening the mathematical training of students in all majors and at all levels.