Win for the Mathematical Sciences!

The 2007 Federal Budget has provided an increase per full-time student in the mathematical sciences.

The recent National Strategic Review of Mathematical Sciences Research in Australia had as its first recommendation that mathematical sciences departments in every Australian university be rebuilt or maintained to provide a mutually supportive core informed by fundamental developments in the mathematical sciences.

The 2007 Budget has provided an increase of $2729 per full-time student in the mathematical sciences. If passed on to the departments, this will provide a substantial improvement in recurrent funding that could be used to maintain or rebuild the staffing.