The future of work will be largely digital – what you need to do

Did you know the 100 most asked questions on Google as of 2021? According to Keyword Tool, these questions include; What is my IP address? What to watch? How to screenshot on mac? The common factor is that they are all technology-related questions that seek answers about tech advice, entertainment or hacks.  These questions inform us about cultural changes and how technology is shaping how we live, work, teach and learn.     […]

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Inclusive STEM Education in Africa

According to the 2016 Gender Gap Report published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), the global gender gap stands at 47%. The sad truth is that 30% of male students graduate from STEM subjects compared to only 16% of female students. Women remain underrepresented among STEM graduates.     Even worse, the COVID19 pandemic has widened the already-existing gap in African STEM […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Oyakhilome Wallace Ibhagui, an AIMS South Africa ’10 Alumnus

He heard about AIMS in the final year of his undergraduate studies in Nigeria. However, he didn’t make it on his first attempt. Currently working as a Macro Fixed Income Strategist at the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group, Oyakhilome Wallace Ibhagui of AIMS South Africa 2010 takes us through his time at […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Rockefeller, an AIMS Senegal ’16 Alumnus

Rockefeller, an AIMS Senegal alumnus, is originally from Cameroon and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Data Science at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He is also an alumnus of the AIMS-ESMT IIP and a Ph.D. researcher in the AIMS Doctoral Training Program. In this week’s edition of the #AlumoftheWeek series, Rockefeller shares with us […]

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Mathematics Underpins All Human Activities

Mathematics is arguably the mother of all sciences. According to Einstein, there is another reason for the high reputation of mathematics: it is mathematics that offers the exact natural sciences a certain measure of security that they could not attain without mathematics. From buying and selling to building technologies that are revolutionizing how we communicate, […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Angela Nyangate John, AIMS Rwanda ’20 Alumna

This week’s #AlumoftheWeek blog highlights the story of AIMS Rwanda 2020 alumna Angela Nyangagte John.  Equally a laureate of our Mathematical Science for Climate Resilience (MS4CR) and AIMS-ESMT Industry Immersion programs, Angela is currently a Data Analyst at Bluechip Technologies International and a part-time tutor at the Cooperative University of Kenya. Q: Tell us about […]

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How can African scientists contribute to the reduction of climate change consequences

Africa is the most vulnerable continent to climate change impacts regardless of its low contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions. Since the industrial revolution (1751), the world has emitted over 1.5 trillion tonnes of Carbon-dioxide (CO2).  Historically, Africa contributed only 3% of the global historical contribution. According to Our World Data, today, China leads the list […]

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AIMS, Ishango Launch Data Science Fellowship Program

20-09-2021 – The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), and ISHANGO launched the Data Science & AI Fellowship Program at AIMS Rwanda.   The fellowship program aims to boost African data science graduates’ employment prospects through a fully funded, three-month fellowship, where fellows will be upskilled with technical and soft skills to prepare them for the […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Mastercard Foundation Scholar Eunice Monyenye Omwoyo, AIMS Senegal ’19

From Nairobi, Kenya, to Espirito Santo, Brazil, this edition of the #AlumoftheWeek captures the journey of Mastercard Foundation Scholar Eunice Monyenye Omwoyo of AIMS Senegal ’19.  Q: Tell us about your journey before AIMS. Eunice: Before joining AIMS, I took my undergraduate studies at the University of Nairobi (UoN), earning a Bachelor of Education Science (Mathematics […]

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