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The Master of Science in Mathematics program at the Royal University of Phnom Penh provides high-level mathematical training to postgraduate students. The degree takes a broad approach to mathematical training, with students taking courses in both pure and applied mathematics. Moreover, the master now contains two specialities: fundamental mathematics and applied mathematics.

The first year of the M.Sc. (Mathematics) provides students with training in subjects including linear algebra, differential geometry, discrete mathematics, probability, real analysis, complex analysis, introduction to mathematical statistics and topology. The second year of the degree is developed to allow students to specialize in those subjects which will be greatest benefit to the Cambodian context. It is envisioned that this course will focus on training Cambodian human resource(s) for specialized fields such as financial and economic mathematics, cryptography and mathematics for science, among others.

Whilst the Masters in Mathematics program aims to train students for future careers in mathematics-related fields, it also seeks to build capacity within the Royal University of Phnom Penh; it also provides the skilled people in this area to work at the newly established universities in other provinces in Cambodia. To this end, the M.Sc. (Mathematics) has implemented a unique counterpart system within its teaching program. Under this system, each course is taught by a recognized international mathematician, with the assistance of a Cambodian counterpart from the Department of Mathematics at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. This close association between foreign experts and Cambodian staff benefits both parties, building RUPP's resource(s) and experience in postgraduate teaching, and allowing international professors to build a closer association with RUPP and Cambodia.

International professors teaching at RUPP come from institutions including the Université Paris VI, Université d'Aix Marseille, Université de Rouen and Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France), Colorado State University (USA) and other American, Swedish, Spanish, Philippines and Japanese universities. The International Mathematical Union andtheUnited States National Committee on Mathematics will also support several mathematicians in teaching at RUPP.

In addition to the support of these institutions, the Master of Science in Mathematics at the Royal University of Phnom Penh has been developed thanks to the assistance of several international organizations. Its primary sponsors are the Centre International de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées (CIMPA), the International Mathematical Union(IMU), the US National Committee on Mathematics, the Agence Universitaire pour la Francophonie (AUF), the French Embassy, Phnom Penh and the Toyota Foundation.

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Prof. Michel Jambu
Brigitte Lucquin
Mam Mareth

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