In order to strengthen the academic exchanges and cooperation on mathematics research of well-known universities in east asia, we, nine universities including Ewha Women's University, Fudan University, Kyoto University, Taiwan University, The University of Tokyo, Tohoku University, Tsinghua University, Seoul National University, and Sungkyunkwan University, initiated the East Asian Core Doctorial Forum on Mathematics in 2014. The first forum was successfully took place in Taiwan University in 2015. It is certain that this forum becomes a sustainable platform where young researchers could present the latest research results in the areas of mathematics and related disciplines, and enhanced greatly are the steady friendship among them.

This year the forum will be hosted by Fudan University, school of Mathematical Science (SMS), The SMS consists of five Departments, i.e. Departments of Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Information & Computing Sciences, Mathematical Finance & Control Theory, and Probability, Statistics & Actuarial Sciences, and the Institute of Mathematics. In the past six decades, led by SU Buqing, CHEN Jiangong, and GU Chaohao, the world-renowned mathematicians, the SMS has not only achieved an excellent research reputation in the community of mathematics but also brought up numerous elites in various scientific, technological, or industrial domains, including 14 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 5 academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering, and a large number of scientists and engineers of great achievements.