AIMS Industry Initiative
The AIMS Industry Initiative builds and leverages industry partnerships to identify win-win opportunities for AIMS students and alumni as well as industry partners. These include short term work placements, internships and employment.
AIMS works with organisations to fill top vacancies with proven talent, selected from a base of AIMS graduates and students with world-class training in mathematical sciences and applied research, in addition to other technical and life skills necessary to succeed in performance-driven organisations.
The AIMS Industry Initiative has several components:
Big Data for Development
This program provides young African data enthusiasts with the opportunity to tackle African challenges and offers innovative solutions by giving them access to big data sets and the opportunity to use big data techniques.
MS4CR Internship Program
Through the Mathematical Sciences for Climate Resilience (MS4CR) program, AIMS will provide 100 internships in the field of climate change science for promising AIMS students and alumni.
GSK Statistical Non-Communicable Diseases Program
AIMS has partnered with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) through its Africa NCD open lab to support six 12-month internships for AIMS graduates over the period 2017 – 2020. This will enable AIMS graduates to undertake statistical work in health research groups working in Africa on non-communicable diseases.
AIMS ESMT Industry Immersion Program
AIMS, in partnership with the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), Berlin, and with funding support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ) through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), launched the AIMS ESMT Industry Immersion Program (AIMS ESMT IIP) at AIMS South Africa in 2017. The program transfers competences from one of Europe’s leading business schools to AIMS students and develops business links between African graduates and German businesses operating in Africa through internship and post-graduate employment.