Higher AIMS: Expanding our Work in International Development

The adoption of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals at the turn of the century – followed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 – presented a major challenge to statisticians measuring the progress being made towards them. Both sets of goals have, among many other things, highlighted a lack of population data in many […]

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RSS ‘Statistics in Africa’ Fundraising Campaign Hits Halfway Mark

The RSS has launched a new fundraising campaign to help send RSS fellows over to centres of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) network in Africa to teach MSc courses in statistics. Despite launching only last week to RSS members, the campaign has (at the time of writing) already surpassed the halfway mark towards its £3,500 target, thanks to the generosity […]

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Having More Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Vital for National Development Agenda – Dr Tschol

In a development that first emerged when President Paul Kagame first met with Neil Turok, the Founder of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI), the Government of Rwanda through the Ministry of Education signed a partnership agreement with the latter to bring operations to Rwanda. The deal signed at the […]

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Mathematical Modelling of Cancer Treatments Subject of Doctorate

Ugandan national Dr Joseph Malinzi was awarded his PhD in Applied Mathematics for work done on the mathematical modelling of cancer treatments and the role of the immune system’s response to tumour invasion. Malinzi was supervised by UKZN’s Professor Precious Sibanda and Dr Hermane Mambili-Mamboundou. ‘Mathematical modelling is a cost effective tool for simulating complex […]

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The Role of African Men in Promoting African Women in STEM

Kwadwo Sarpong, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at the African Research Academies for Women Inc. was one of the speakers at the Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering in Senegal. He shared his thoughts on the role men and why African men should care about promoting and creating opportunities for African women scientists. As the only male on the panel held […]

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La Recherche en Afrique du Prochain Einstein

Le CRDI administre l’apport de 20 millions de dollars du Canada, qui vise à élargir le réseau de centres mis sur pied par l’African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) et grâce auquel des diplômés africains peuvent recevoir un rigoureux enseignement supérieur rigoureux en mathématiques. Les sciences mathématiques sont le fer de lance de toute économie […]

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