Last modified: April 17, 2018


The International Mathematical Union (IMU), in the present formation, was founded in September 1951 and became a member of the International Council of Scientific Union (ICSU) in October 1952.
The IMU is an international non-government and non-profit scientific organization.

  The statutes of the IMU state that the objectives of the IMU are: 

  The IMU has recently been increasing its activity since the Secretariat was permanently placed at the Weierstrass Institute in Belin on February 1, 2011.

  Japan's National Committee for IMU is the Committee for Mathematics of Japan's Adhering Organization to the IMU, namely, the Science Council of Japan (SCJ). The statutes of the IMU state that the Committee for Mathematics shall act as an adviser to the Adhering Organization in matters concerning the IMU and that the Adhering Organization may, if it wishes, delegate some of its power to the Committee for Mathematics.

  The objectives of Japan's National Committee for IMU are:

  1. To maintain links with Japan's mathematical community and the IMU in the pursuit of its objectives.
  2. To embody SCJ's principle through international activities related to the IMU.

Terms of Deliberation

  1. Matters related to promotion, familiarization, and social contribution of international and domestic activities of the IMU.
  2. Matters related to the IMU and its constituent committees, such as nomination of candidates for IMU Awards and related committee members and selection of delegates to the General Assembly.