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The 2021 Year in a Review 

2022-01-18

COVI9-19 has contributed to a challenging series of years since its outbreak in 2020. AIMS as an institution has not been an exception and has faced several issues since then. Some include remote working and travel bans that hindered students and staff from travelling smoothly across countries. This affected AIMS because of its nature as […]

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Why not me asks AIMS Cameroon 2018 top student Maryse Moutamal

“I must prove to the world that it is not only men who do math,” exclaimed Maryse Moutamal, AIMS Cameroon’s Class of 2018 valedictorian. Maryse graduated from AIMS with distinction in all 11 of her classes, requiring a passing grade of 85% or higher. She not only achieved this notable accomplishment, but she completed the […]

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Prof. Neil Turok named an honorary officer of the Order of Canada

The AIMS community congratulates Professor Neil Turok, AIMS Founder and Chair of the International Board of Directors for being named an Honorary Officer of the Order of Canada on 29 June 2018. The Order of Canada was established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to […]

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AIMS graduates keen to go out and make a difference

“The future belongs to those who not only believe but are prepared to walk into an unknown future choosing hope over fear.” These inspiring words were delivered by Prof. Thuli Mandonsela, Chair in Social Justice in the Law Faculty: Stellenbosch University and member of the AIMS International Board of Directors, at AIMS South Africa’s 15th Graduation […]

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AIMS grows its influence in the African banking sector

As part of AIMS’ push to provide Africa’s private sector the talent and strategic expertise required to improve business systems and profits, AIMS invited the Bank of Africa to its AIMS Industry Initiative Network and Partnership Event (AIINPE) on 12th January 2018. Also in attendance was the Minister of Education of Rwanda, Honorable Dr. Eugene […]

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Twenty-five graduate from first AIMS-ESMT Industry Immersion Program

Twenty-five AIMS students from eight African countries received their certificates for completing the AIMS ESMT Industry Immersion Program (IIP). The students who participated in this 20-week residential and fully- funded business and employability skills program were suitably qualified and industry-inclined AIMS Master’s in Mathematical Sciences graduated across Africa. The backbone of the program was a […]

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AIMS Senegal participation in the Women’s Mathematics Workshop, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Five AIMS Senegal students were selected to participate in the Association des Jeunes Femmes et Mathématiques (AJFM) organized the 2nd edition of its Women’s Mathematics Workshop in Abidjan at the Université Houphouët Boigny with the support of the Mathematics Department. The workshop was a pan-African platform allowing young mathematicians to meet with role models, women breaking ground in the fields […]

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Cameroonian Minister of Secondary Education surprises in service teachers during training

On January 23rd 2018, the Minister of Secondary Education, Mr. Ernest Bibehe surprised the second batch of AIMS Cameroon Teacher Training Program (TTP) trainees from the Anglophone sub-educational system. The second batch consists of 39 men and 11 women. He witnessed their training in how to increase interest in mathematics in their secondary school students. […]

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AIMS South Africa hosts pan-African workshop on the gender gap in mathematical and natural sciences

From 1-2 December 2017, the regional workshop in Africa for the project ‘A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?’ was hosted at AIMS South Africa. Gender equality and inclusion is of vital importance to the work of AIMS, where 30% of all […]

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AIMS South Africa hosts workshop for African women in discrete mathematics and its applications

AIMS South Africa hosted a workshop on discrete mathematics and its applications on 24 to 26 January 2018 and featured presentations by women on their research in various areas of graph theory, combinatorics, and discrete optimization. The main goals of the workshop were to build a network of African women with common mathematical interests and […]

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AIMS Canada engages the Canadian public on gender equality

Over the past few months, AIMS Canada participated in several public engagement activities. On 18 November 2017, Karen Craggs-Milne, AIMS Global Group Director, Gender Equality, Inclusion and Business Development, was invited to deliver a keynote speech on SDG 5 and targets for achieving Gender Equality during the Peace by Piece 2017 Youth Summit organized by the Toronto YMCA. Over […]

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Strengthening the pathways to success: The global challenge of learning

One cannot deny that we are at an impasse. Globally, countries are trying to fix the gap between education systems and labour markets. How do we improve learning as work transforms? This question is even more urgent in Africa where the challenges of improving access and quality of education are met with serious budget constraints […]

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AIMS GHANA hosted a workshop on : Introduction to Genomics Big Data Sciences (GBDS)’

AIMS Ghana organised ‘Introduction to Genomics Big Data Sciences (GBDS)’ workshop at its campus in Biriwa, Central Region, from 10 – 14 July 2017. The GBDS workshop was under the leadership of Dr. Gaston K. Mazandu, Research Chair at AIMS Ghana & AIMS South Africa. Thirty-four participants made up of Nine females and Twenty-five males […]

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"AIMS changed how I view #science. I used to see #Maths as problems that needed solving, but now it's a set of tools that I can use to solve life problems," Dr Tendai Mugwagwa, @AIMSacza Alumna & Health Technology Assessment Manager @pfizer UK.

🔗: https://t.co/1WCkC4dp7w. https://t.co/ckDiWUyQb9
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Are you a #WomenInStem? What does it take to feel supported?

For Menettallah Elserafy, @NextEinsteinFor Fellow:

"It requires shifting common mentalities and destroying limiting stereotypes of the perfect mum and wife."

Share your take in the comments! https://t.co/QZPztVrSjc
From remote working and travel bans that hindered students and staff from travelling smoothly across countries, #COVID19 made 2021 a hard year.

Regardless, we were productive!

In this week's blog, we look back and share some of our best memories: https://t.co/5qJ5jzZ4XP. https://t.co/oBQOPc2LwG
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Graduations are fun & a transition to real-life application of the knowledge acquired.

In 2021, 155 students graduated from our centres of excellence ready to join forces in solving Africa's grand challenges.

Congrats once again, class of 2021: https://t.co/loqvoIkWRT! https://t.co/gK0tOzHPrG
This evening, we'd like to give a shout out to young #Africans using their talents to solve issues in their communities! The future of Africa depends on you, and we fervently believe in you.

How best can youth contribute to Africa's development? Let's chat in the comments! https://t.co/7QotjPM4m3
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#MondayMotivation

#WomenInStem what would you attribute your success to so far? How did you manage to emerge successful regardless of the hurdles you faced?

Let's share stories & inspire young girls who might be doubting if science is for them.

Comment below! https://t.co/F9iJBhYrml
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