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Fields and Perimeter Support the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative

2020-07-09

The Fields and Perimeter Institutes are pleased to announce the renewal of the Fields-Perimeter Africa Postdoctoral Fellowship program for an additional five years. Launched in 2013, these prestigious fellowships provide the opportunity for recent PhD graduates who are African nationals working in areas of mathematical sciences or fundamental theoretical physics to spend one year at […]

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Harnessing home-grown talent for the advancement of Africa

In line with the 2020 theme Youth Engagement for Global Action, we highlight the work of some of our alumni who are making an impact in their communities. […]

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AIMS Teaching Training Program rolls out Math’s Clinic in Rwanda

On 13th October 2018, the AIMS Teacher Training Program in Rwanda, in partnership with Mastercard Foundation’s Leaders in Teaching Program, launched its public engagement activity, the Math’s Clinic in Kayumbu, Kamonyi District. The Math’s Clinic forms part of the community outreach and public engagement efforts of the program to bring together various stakeholders to dialogue […]

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AIMS Trains Next Generation of Climate Scientists.

Facilitating high quality research which addresses African development challenges is a key pillar of African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) strategy. Climate change is one of the world’s grand challenges and continuous to define issues of our time with Africa being one of the continents at high risk. Shifting weather patterns that threaten food production, […]

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Announcing the second cohort of AIMS Women in Climate Change Science Fellows.

Meet 3 African women scientists fighting to save humanity The African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) today announces its second cohort of the AIMS Women in Climate Change Science Fellowship whose research is contributing to the fight to preserve humanity in the face of climate change. “It gives me great pleasure to announce the second […]

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AIMS and Rakuten Europe Announce Agreement to Offer Students Cooperative Research Opportunities

Kigali, 18 May 2020 –The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and Rakuten Europe S.à r.l.  today announced that they have concluded a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on research, foster cultural interchange and promote interaction. This new initiative from AIMS and Rakuten will centre around creating opportunities for students to start a career at […]

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AIMS pilots remote work-integrated learning during COVID-19

8 June 2020 – Over the last few weeks, AIMS Industry Initiative has recently developed and piloted an online Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program as a response to COVID-19, ensuring that students continue to acquire employability skills and internships. During COVID-19, AIMS like businesses across various sectors all over the world, has been disrupted by […]

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AIMS Graduates to take part in Global MARGA Business Simulation Competition

7 June 2020- Forty-five AIMS graduates are set to take part in the maiden blended AIMS/ESMT Industry Immersion Program to be held online co-currently in three AIMS-Centers; AIMS South Africa, AIMS Ghana and AIMS Rwanda. Participants in this program are currently based at the participating centers and would be supervised by a business tutor while […]

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AIMS Alumnus uses science and technology to combat COVID19 in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) was founded in 2003 by Professor Neil Turok, with an aim of training young African scientists to develop expertise in solving Africa’s grand challenges. So far, with over 2000 alumni, 70% of them have remained on the African soil and are working towards solving the existing problems on […]

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AIMS Women in Science (AIMSWiS) Initiative launches 2nd publication to showcase African Women in Climate Science.

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) launched the second publication on “New Interventions for a Changing World” to celebrate African women scientists in climate science. The publication aims at celebrating African female scientists on the front line of climate change science. The journal profiles twenty women from nine African countries ranging from early career scientists to […]

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AIMS and Rakuten Europe Announce Agreement to Offer Students Cooperative Research Opportunities

Kigali, 18 May 2020 –The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and Rakuten Europe S.à r.l.  today announced that they have concluded a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on research, foster cultural interchange and promote interaction. This new initiative from AIMS and Rakuten will centre around creating opportunities for students to start a career at […]

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AIMS and Imperial College London sign partnership agreement to train future African science leaders

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and the Imperial College London recently signed a partnership agreement to provide cutting edge training in technical and scientific fields to Africa’s brightest minds. As part of the agreement, Imperial College London will provide teaching staff to an AIMS center each year for the duration of the partnership. […]

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AIMS’ African Master’s for Machine Intelligence (AMMI) Program recently accepted 44 students for the 2020-2021 academic year

AMMI is a novel fully funded one-year intensive graduate program that provides brilliant young Africans with state-of-the-art training in machine learning and its applications. The aim of the program is to prepare well rounded machine intelligence researchers who respond to both present and future needs of Africa and the world. AMMI was inaugurated on 15 […]

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AIMS Small Research Grants in Climate Change Science

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) is pleased to invite early career African academics of postdoctoral standing to apply for the second round of the AIMS Small Research Grants in Climate Change Science. Applications must be submitted by the 08th September 2019, 23:59 CAT. These Grants will support projects that are at […]

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AIMS and the University of Minnesota announce partnership to accelerate opportunities for Africa’s talented mathematicians

7 February 2019- The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and the University of Minnesota (UMN) today announce a new partnership for knowledge exchange and to accelerate opportunities for talented African mathematicians. Founded in 2003, AIMS recruits Africa’s most talented university graduates and provides them with the cutting-edge training in mathematics they need to enter […]

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AIMS students will help to shape Africa’s future

Cape Town, 14 November 2018: AIMS South Africa acknowledged the success of its seventh group of January intake students as well as the second group of students who have successfully completed the AIMS-ESMT Industry Immersion Programme (IIP) at a special Recognition of Achievement Ceremony held at its centre in Muizenberg. Fifteen students (including 13 South Africans) […]

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AIMS celebrates World Science Day with teachers and students

10 November 2018 – AIMS through its teacher training program in Rwanda celebrated World Science Day for Peace and Development with a breakfast for various stakeholders in the education sector including the officials of Rwanda’s Ministry of Education, teachers, students, parents, AIMS Rwanda alumni, the Rwanda Association of Women in Science and Engineering and members […]

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AIMS Teaching Training Program rolls out Math’s Clinic in Rwanda

On 13th October 2018, the AIMS Teacher Training Program in Rwanda, in partnership with Mastercard Foundation’s Leaders in Teaching Program, launched its public engagement activity, the Math’s Clinic in Kayumbu, Kamonyi District. The Math’s Clinic forms part of the community outreach and public engagement efforts of the program to bring together various stakeholders to dialogue […]

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Second edition of Next Einstein Forum Africa Science Week begins in 35 countries

KIGALI, Rwanda, 10 September 2018 – The Next Einstein Forum (NEF), an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung, today announced the beginning of NEF Africa Science Week in 35 African countries throughout the months of September, October and December 2018. NEF Africa Science Week are led […]

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Kenya signs MOU to host the Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering 2020 in Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya, 1 September 2018 – Today, the Government of Kenya signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) to host the NEF Global Gathering 2020 in Nairobi in March 2020. The NEF is an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung. “The […]

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AIMS launches African Master’s in Machine Intelligence

31 July 2018, Kigali Rwanda – Today, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) announces the launch of a one-year intensive African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) in partnership with Facebook and Google. The master’s will begin this September at the AIMS-Rwanda campus in Kigali. “Machine Intelligence (MI) is revolutionizing critical aspects of our lives. […]

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AIMS announces first cohort of Women in Climate Change Science Fellows

15 May 2018, Kigali, Rwanda – Today, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) announces the first cohort of Women in Climate Change Science Fellows: Dr. Nana Klutse from Ghana, Dr. Jessica Nosizwe Paula Thorn, a South African national living in the United States and Dr. N’Datchoh Evelyne Toure from Ivory […]

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AIMS annonce le premier groupe de lauréates en Science du changement climatique

15 mai 2018, Kigali, Rwanda – Aujourd’hui, l’institut Africain des Sciences Mathématiques– Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) annonce le premier groupe de lauréates en Science du changement climatique : Docteur Nana Klutse du Ghana, Docteur Jessica Nosizwe Paula Thorn, une sud-africaine vivant aux Etats-Unis et Docteur N’Datchoh Evelyne Toure de la Côte d’Ivoire. “Le changement climatique […]

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AIMS mourns passing of Professor Stephen Hawking

14 March 2018, Kigali, Rwanda– The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Professor Stephen Hawking and sends its deepest condolences to his loved ones. “Stephen was a huge supporter of AIMS. His only visit to Africa was in 2008, when he came to participate in […]

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AIMS Industry Initiative Network & Partnership Event, Kigali ,Rwanda

Kigali – January 12th, 2018 – Kigali, Rwanda :The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI), in collaboration with the Office of the Canadian High Commission in Kigali, today organized an industry network and partnership event. The event came to fruition through the strong support of the Government of Rwanda, MasterCard Foundation […]

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"I've always desired to have a lasting impact and to be relevant to my generation. AIMS has partially impacted me towards achieving this goal. I hope to be a game-changer and a problem solver to the world,"Oloruntobi Samson (Nigeria), AIMS Camerooon.

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Do African herbal medicines hold hope for #COVID19?

Did you know that up to 80% of the continent’s population still heavily relies on medicinal plants for their healthcare. Could this be a solution to the existing pandemic?

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As we celebrate #IYD2020, we bring some of our alumni work that's impacting communities.

To date, AIMS has graduated over 2,200 alumni from 43 #African countries.

To read some of their work, visit https://t.co/DVhltCx6xr

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"Being smart isn't only about getting distinctions but being able to provide solutions to our environment as well,"Mulengo Kanzoka (DRC), AIMS Rwanda Graduate.

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Did you know that AIMS Rwanda was set up in 2016 as the 6th centre of the AIMS network?

This year, it graduated 37 young #Africans.

"Data science is very young in #Africa & one of the major challenges we have is to make meaning of the available data,"Titus M, Alumni. https://t.co/tO24nHZkFA
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African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – AIMS

As Africa’s growth soars, it is important that governments and the private sector urgently invest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and research. To announce a $25 million partnership that will empower young Africans to shape the future with homegrown scientific discoveries and innovations, AIMS and The MasterCard Foundation present a panel on […]

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#NEF2018 Parallel Session: Changing the Way We Learn: Building Scientific Culture Early On

This session addressed critical points for the continent to build a pipeline of researchers and innovators. Panelists talked on how to build scientific culture early, looking at global best practices and as well providing recommendations on how to strengthen early and tertiary education. On panel we have Nathalie Munyampenda, Managing Director, Next Einstein Forum moderator […]

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#NEF2018 Closing Ceremony

An exciting Closing Ceremony of the #NEF Global Gathering 2018, with remarks from Mr. Thierry Zomahoun, NEF Founder and Hon. Eugene Mutimura, Minister of Education, Republic of Rwanda. The evening ended with a light cocktail. Looking forward to the #NEF2020 in Nairobi. […]

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Rencontrez la promotion 2019/2020 de AIMS Sénégal!

Cette année, nous avons admis 58 étudiants, dont 31% de femmes, de 15 pays africains. Découvrez les prochains Einstein de l’Afrique ! […]

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Elizabeth Dadzie

“I’m currently working on pricing & hedging of weather-linked insurance derivatives. My long-term plan is to lead a fight against climate change in #Africa & around the world, as well as help fix food security issues in Africa,”Elizabeth Dadzie, research student at AIMS Ghana. […]

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Blaise Tchapnda, AIMS Rwanda Academic Director

Meet Prof. Blaise Tchapnda, the Academic Director for AIMS Rwanda talking about the role of AIMS in increasing the number of young mathematicians and how the use of maths can be used to solve real life challenges. […]

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AIMS RUN

The AIMS Teacher Training Program, (TTP) organized a run for science in Kigali, Rwanda that launched the “Adopt a village for science” campaign aimed at raising funds to support the AIMS community based interventions. […]

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Harnessing Big Data

#AIMSBigDtata workshop on Harnessing Big Data. […]

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AIMS Senegal Graduation June 2019

Dix-sept diplômés à AIMS Sénégal, session juin 2019. […]

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