AIMS Launches Ground-breaking Initiative to Promote Women in STEM in Africa

The Next Einstein Forum, which took place from March 8-10 in Dakar Senegal, announced the launch of an exciting new program: the AIMS Women in STEM (AIMSWIS) Initiative on International Women’s Day at the opening of the first ever global gathering of scientists and policy makers on African soil. Founded by the African Institute for […]

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Rwanda Takes Long View to Invest in African Science

The Africa-wide Next Einstein Forum is just one way to build capacity for development, says Minister Papias Musafiri. The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) that took place in Senegal earlier this month brought together African and global leaders from science, industry, civil society and government. The aim was to create “a unified African scientific identity integrated […]

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AIMS Alumni Selected to Participate in the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate in Germany

We are delighted to inform the AIMS community that the scientific review panel of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate has selected a number of AIMS Alumni to participate in the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting taking place from 26 June to 1 July 2016, in Lindau Germany. Only most qualified young scientists were […]

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African Ingenuity Celebrated at Next Einstein Forum in Dakar

Organised by the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), in conjunction with German engineering giants Bosch, the NEF was launched in 2013. Its corporate patrons are drawn from all areas, with DFG, Carnegie, and Mastercard Foundation all championing the cause. Curiously, for a Francophone country, French companies were not among the business delegation. The Robert Bosch Foundation […]

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Yale University, ‘Securing Africa’s Future Through STEM’

Dr. Martial Ndeffo-Mbah, a research scientist from Yale School of Public Health who is working on the epidemiology of microbial diseases, was graduated from AIMS in 2005. For many years, Yale faculty have advanced their scholarship through collaborative relationships in Africa, and each year the educational experiences of countless students are enriched by exploring issues of […]

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Could the Next Einstein Be from Africa?

The Continent’s tortuous path towards colonial emancipation and subsequent sustainable development has been fraught with challenges that have become almost synonymous with the African experience. In spite of the global economic slowdown brought on by declining oil and commodities prices, African economies continue to expand at a rapid pace. At the same time, there is […]

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Why African Scientists Must Be Champions for Democracy

Many stories of human rights violations in Africa may not sound like they have anything to do with science or maths. But they are actually inextricably linked with an ongoing drive to find the next Albert Einstein. There is no doubt that scientists and mathematicians have an enormous amount to contribute to Africa’s future. They can […]

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AIMSSEC strengthens relationships with leading international mathematics education researchers

AIMSSEC is one of nine international partners in the Formative Assessment in Science and Mathematics Education (FaSMEd) project. In February 2016, AIMSSEC hosted a FaSMEd consortium meeting in Muizenberg, Cape Town. Among the visitors were international experts such as Professor Bärbel Barzel, from the University of Essen in Germany; Professor Malcolm Swan from the University […]

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