Foreign Collaboration

Visiting professors from India under the "Colombo Plan" played a key role in the early days of the department. And the department has been singularly fortunate in having had a series of capable and dedicated faculty members. A case in point is Prof. K.M. Saksena; he was here during the early sixties and went on to guide two faculty members for Ph.D. On his return to Ranchi University Prof. G. Feeman of Michigan University, came here during the latter half of the seventies under the Fulbright Program. He was instrumental in founding the bi-annual Nepali Mathematical Sciences Report, which the department continues to publish to this day. The university invited Prof. Stephan Ruscheweyh, of Wurzburg University, Germany, in 1983 to give a series of lectures on Univalent Functions. This led to three of the faculty members completing their Ph.D.  under his supervision.

Prof. Helmut Neunzert, of Kaiserslautern University, Germany, was so impressed by the performance of some Nepali students, and was also so enthusiastic about Nepal on his visit to this country, that he promised to provide DAAD scholarships each year for Nepali students at his university. Some faculty members of this department, as also a host of faculty members of mathematics department of other campuses, were able to benefit from this scheme. This resulted in a Master's degree in industrial Mathematics. Some went on to get a Ph.D. as well.

Prof. Dr. Horst W. Hamacher from University of Kaiserslautern, Germany visited the department in the years 2011 and 2013 and conducted two consecutive DAAD sponsored workshops jointly organized by the department and NEGAAS. Realizing the significant of the real-life problems in emergency management, a four year (2016-2019) DAAD Partnership Program on "Graph Theory and Optimization with Applications in Industry and Society (GraThO)" was established with Kaiserslautern, Germany and Mindanao State University, Iligan Institute of Technology, Philippines. With this, Prof. Dr. Sven Kurmke from Kaiserslautern visited the department and conducted a workshop in GraThO in 2017. Few faculty members and a number of students from Kathmandu and Mindanao are benefited. Moreover, Prof. Dr. Wolfram Decker, Dean, Department of Mathematics, TU Kaiserslautern in the year 2016 and Prof. Dr. Gerhard Pfister also visited the department in the years 2016 and 2012 for academic enhancement and cooperation between two departments. 

Two faculty members from the department were linked with Alexander von Humboldt Foundation sponsorship with the visit of Prof. Hamacher.  As a continuation a three year (2016-2018) AvH Research Group Linkage Program on "Optimization Models and Algorithms for Sustainable Development" was established between TU Berakademie Freiberg, Germany and the Central Department of Mathematics.  Realizing this, Prof. Dr. Stephan Dempe visited the department and conducted an AvH supported workshop in Optimization in the year 2017.