Today, the Department of Mathematics and Informatics is one of the five departements of Faculty of Sciences at the University of Novi Sad. However the studies of Mathematics have been practically present at the University of Novi Sad ever since the founding of the University itself, in 1954.

The Group for Mathematics was established at the University in 1954. At that time, the classes were held in only one major, through which the the future professors of mathematics were educated. The first generation of students had 66 students registered.  Apart from the Faculty of Philosophy, Mathematics as a subject was taught at the Faculty of Agriculture, the Faculty of Technology and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

The first lectures at the Group of Mathematics of Faculty of Sciences began in 1969 when the Faculty itself was established. Then, four teachers, eight assistants and three part-time teachers were engaged in the teaching process, and 89 students enrolled the first year of studies, courses still running by teh curriculum of the Faculty of Philosophy.