Post Date
Nov 14 2022

SSE's Master's in Maths becomes international with ICTP's partnership

The Department of Mathematics at SSE which is also an Emerging Regional Centre of Excellence, supported by the European Mathematical Society, has also been now declared as an ICTP Affiliated Centre by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). 

The International Mathematics Masters, as it is called, promises to offer rigorous training in fundamental and applied mathematics, preparing its students for a rapid-paced, highly complex world that awaits them. Importantly, this means that our existing master's in mathematics will now be co-taught by international Faculty who will visit LUMS every year. Furthermore, each cohort will comprise of local and international students. The initiative will be co-funded by the ICTP and marks a new beginning in offering mathematical learning of the highest order in the country. 

IMM-LUMS program is a joint effort of the School and the department for a paradigm qualitative shift; elaborating our role in promoting mathematics in the region as the Emerging Regional Centre of Excellence of Mathematics. We agree and committed to the following Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Teaching and Learning

An excellent mathematics program requires effective teaching that engages students in meaningful learning through individual and collaborative experiences that promote their ability to make sense of mathematical ideas and reason mathematically.

Access and Equity

An excellent mathematics program requires that all students have access to a high-quality mathematics curriculum, effective teaching and learning, high expectations, and the support and resources needed to maximize their learning potential.


An excellent mathematics program includes a curriculum that develops important mathematics along coherent learning progressions and develops connections among areas of mathematical study and between mathematics and the real world.

Tools and Technology

An excellent mathematics program integrates the use of mathematical tools and technology as essential resources to help students learn and make sense of mathematical ideas, reason mathematically, and communicate their mathematical thinking.


An excellent mathematics program ensures that assessment is an integral part of instruction, provides evidence of proficiency with important mathematics content and practices, includes a variety of strategies and data sources, and informs feedback to students, instructional decisions, and program improvement.

Dr. Shaheen Nazir, will be the focal person of this international programme which is set to attract its first cohort of international students in Fall 2023.