As a major of Mathematics, mathematics and applied mathematics is aim to cultivate the well-trained high-level interdisciplinary talents, having not only the solid background as well as the advanced knowledge in mathematics, but also the ability to conduct the work in research, teaching or/and management department for resolving the real-world problems. This major had its first undergraduate enrollment in 1978, was approved to award the Master degree in 1981 (first one in Hunan province), and to awarded the Ph.D degree in 2005. Currently, we have 31 full-time faculties, including 10 professors (Ph.D advisors included), 13 associate professors and 8 assistant professors. Among the graduates, we have some excellent research scholars having important impact home and aboard, represented by the young one Lu Liu, and also some distinguished talents in other various professions.