The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a pan-African Network of Centers of
Excellence offering quality postgraduate education, research innovation and public
engagement/outreach programs for the advancement of STEM in Africa’s transformation
journey. Established in 2003 with one center in Cape Town, South Africa, the organization
currently has five more centers in Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon, Tanzania, and Rwanda.
Through its one-year Masters’ program in mathematical sciences, AIMS brings together Africa’s
most brilliant young talent in a highly interactive, culturally diverse learning environment where
discovery, creativity and testing of mathematical solutions to development are encouraged.
Consequently, AIMS has won global recognition as a center of excellence for postgraduate
education and research.
In Cameroon and Rwanda, AIMS runs a gender-responsive teacher training program. As well,
AIMS created two critical initiatives: Quantum Leap Africa to prepare Africa for the coming
quantum revolution, and the Next Einstein Forum to propel Africa on to the global scientific

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