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AIMS Announces Lydie Hakizimana as Chief Executive Officer

2020-11-04

Kigali, November 04 2020 – The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) has announced the appointment of Ms Lydie Hakizimana as its Chief Executive Officer. The AIMS International Governing Board (IGB) made the announcement early today following a unanimous decision. “As Interim CEO, Lydie has led AIMS impeccably through difficult times,” said Prof Neil Turok, […]

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AIMS alumnus wins the 2020 Kaura Award

The Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM) of the University of British Columbia (UBC) has awarded the 2020 “Dr Deepak Kaura” Award in the Mathematics of Medicine to Sarafa Iyaniwura, a PhD student at UBC and alumnus of AIMS South Africa, in recognition of his work using mathematics to study complex biological systems.  Sarafa is working […]

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African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Partners with KCB Bank Rwanda

Kigali, September 9 2020 – The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) has partnered with KCB Bank Rwanda to provide a framework for the implementation of activities to accelerate the economic and digital transformation of Africa, by driving youth participation in the development of innovative digital financial solutions. The partnership will leverage initiatives of common […]

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AIMS Cameroon and Mastercard Foundation Run Online Innovation Challenge.

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation recently held a social innovation competition for current AIMS Mastercard scholars and alumni at AIMS Cameroon under its Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fund (MCF – SIEF). The program which took place on 2-9 August 2020 is aimed at equipping members of the […]

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AIMS Alumnus impacts the needy in Reno

Blaize Akanaab Abuntori from Ghana is contributing to the fight against COVID-19. An AIMS Cameroon, Mastercard Foundation Scholar alumnus, Blaize is currently a PhD student at the University of Nevada, who hands out healthy burritos to people without stable shelter in downtown Reno. Read more about his community work. […]

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AIMS Alumnus at the service of his community during the COVID-19 outbreak

Shamsuddeen Ibrahim founded the Numeracy Aid Foundation (NAF) in Yola City, Adamawa State, Nigeria. Formerly known as Shamsuddeen Ibrahim Numeracy Foundation (SINF), the foundation fosters interest and knowledge of numeracy and other related fields among underprivileged children in Nigeria and other African countries. NAF is especially beneficial to children at the elementary level of education […]

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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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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, to equip young African scientists with the competencies for solving Africa’s grand challenges. Since 2003, AIMS has graduated over 2200 alumni, with 70% of them remaining on African soil towards solving the existing problems on the continent. As world leaders […]

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AIMS and Portia host the 18th Gender Summit

Kigali, November 23 2020 – Today, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), together with Portia Ltd, will host a virtual ceremony to kick off the 18th Gender Summit (GS18). Organized on the side lines of the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) and under the framework of the Gender Summit Africa series, GS18 will run from […]

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AIMS Announces Lydie Hakizimana as Chief Executive Officer

Kigali, November 04 2020 – The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) has announced the appointment of Ms Lydie Hakizimana as its Chief Executive Officer. The AIMS International Governing Board (IGB) made the announcement early today following a unanimous decision. “As Interim CEO, Lydie has led AIMS impeccably through difficult times,” said Prof Neil Turok, […]

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Nature Publishes Research Paper on COVID-19 Pooled Testing Method

Kigali, October 21 2020 – Nature Magazine has published an article titled “A pooled testing strategy for identifying SARS-CoV-2 at low prevalence”, following a study carried out in Rwanda. Conducted by researchers from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), the Rwanda joint COVID-19 taskforce and the University of Rwanda, the study lays out an […]

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La revue Nature publie un article sur le dépistage de la COVID-19 par mélange d’échantillons

Un article intitulé « A pooled testing strategy for identifying SARS-CoV-2 at low prevalence » a été publié par la revue Nature Research, suite à une étude menée au Rwanda. Menée par des chercheurs de l’Institut Panafricain des Sciences Mathématiques (AIMS), du groupe de travail COVID-19 au Rwanda et de l’Université du Rwanda, l’étude présente une méthode efficace et rentable pour optimiser les dépistages au Rwanda […]

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African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Partners with KCB Bank Rwanda

Kigali, September 9 2020 – The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) has partnered with KCB Bank Rwanda to provide a framework for the implementation of activities to accelerate the economic and digital transformation of Africa, by driving youth participation in the development of innovative digital financial solutions. The partnership will leverage initiatives of common […]

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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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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 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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#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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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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