The Hong Kong Mathematical Society was established in 1979 under the enthusiastic support and encouragement of Prof. Y.C. Wong.The initial institutional members included Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and University of Hong Kong. The aims of the Society are to foster the academic research and information exchanges amongst colleagues and to provide favorable conditions for mathematics educations, both in theory and practice.Today the Society is supported by a great number of mathematicians working in local universities and schools. Our institutional members have increased from 4 to 14 and have included all tertiary institutions in Hong Kong. The other tertiary institutions are City University of Hong Kong, Lingnan University, The Hong Kong Institute of Education and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The Society has been a member of the International Mathematical Union since 1982.
To foster the exchanges of idea, the Society has organized series of important conferences. These include the Southeast Asian Mathematical Society Conference in 1980, The First Asian Mathematical Conference in 1990 and The International Mathematical Olympaid in 1994, AMS-HKMS Joint Conference in 2000. The Society also has, with the support from Urban Council, organized public lecture to popularize mathematics.