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Schmidt Futures, Rhodes Trust and AIMS Announce Second Cohort of Rise Global Winners: One Hundred Brilliant 15- to 17-Year-Olds Supported with Benefits to Serve Others for Life

2022-09-28

Global Program Expands its Community of Next Generation Leaders to 22 New Countries [KIGALI, RWANDA], 27 September 2022 – Today, Schmidt Futures, in partnership with the Rhodes Trust, announced the second cohort of 100 Rise Global Winners. Rise finds brilliant people who need opportunity and supports them for life as they work to serve others. […]

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Tanzania’s First Einstein Award Winner

Early this year, Tanzania made headlines when a young scientist was awarded The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Ambassador award, an award given to young African scientists from each of the African countries. All thanks to Aneth David, a 26-year-old who is one among few women who has chosen a career in the field of science. […]

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Mathematical Modelling of Cancer Treatments Subject of Doctorate

Ugandan national Dr Joseph Malinzi was awarded his PhD in Applied Mathematics for work done on the mathematical modelling of cancer treatments and the role of the immune system’s response to tumour invasion. Malinzi was supervised by UKZN’s Professor Precious Sibanda and Dr Hermane Mambili-Mamboundou. ‘Mathematical modelling is a cost effective tool for simulating complex […]

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The Role of African Men in Promoting African Women in STEM

Kwadwo Sarpong, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at the African Research Academies for Women Inc. was one of the speakers at the Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering in Senegal. He shared his thoughts on the role men and why African men should care about promoting and creating opportunities for African women scientists. As the only male on the panel held […]

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La Recherche en Afrique du Prochain Einstein

Le CRDI administre l’apport de 20 millions de dollars du Canada, qui vise à élargir le réseau de centres mis sur pied par l’African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) et grâce auquel des diplômés africains peuvent recevoir un rigoureux enseignement supérieur rigoureux en mathématiques. Les sciences mathématiques sont le fer de lance de toute économie […]

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Fish App – Young African Mathematicians Help Senegal’s Fishermen

In the future, Senegalese fishermen might be able to use an app to calculate how much they can catch today without devastating the fish stocks of tomorrow. That’s vital as stocks are shrinking along the country’s Atlantic coast, while the population just keeps growing. The app is being tested and developed by researchers at the […]

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AIMS Launches Ground-breaking Initiative to Promote Women in STEM in Africa

The Next Einstein Forum, which took place from March 8-10 in Dakar Senegal, announced the launch of an exciting new program: the AIMS Women in STEM (AIMSWIS) Initiative on International Women’s Day at the opening of the first ever global gathering of scientists and policy makers on African soil. Founded by the African Institute for […]

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Africa and Germany Launch Mathematics Collaboration

With an abundance of science pointing to the value of diversity to innovation, researchers in Africa and Germany are putting it to the test with the launch of a new collaborative effort aimed at advancing math toward generating solutions for the many challenges Africa faces. In a meeting held prior to the Next Einstein Forum’s […]

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Rwanda Takes Long View to Invest in African Science

The Africa-wide Next Einstein Forum is just one way to build capacity for development, says Minister Papias Musafiri. The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) that took place in Senegal earlier this month brought together African and global leaders from science, industry, civil society and government. The aim was to create “a unified African scientific identity integrated […]

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AIMS Alumni Selected to Participate in the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate in Germany

We are delighted to inform the AIMS community that the scientific review panel of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate has selected a number of AIMS Alumni to participate in the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting taking place from 26 June to 1 July 2016, in Lindau Germany. Only most qualified young scientists were […]

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African Ingenuity Celebrated at Next Einstein Forum in Dakar

Organised by the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), in conjunction with German engineering giants Bosch, the NEF was launched in 2013. Its corporate patrons are drawn from all areas, with DFG, Carnegie, and Mastercard Foundation all championing the cause. Curiously, for a Francophone country, French companies were not among the business delegation. The Robert Bosch Foundation […]

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Yale University, ‘Securing Africa’s Future Through STEM’

Dr. Martial Ndeffo-Mbah, a research scientist from Yale School of Public Health who is working on the epidemiology of microbial diseases, was graduated from AIMS in 2005. For many years, Yale faculty have advanced their scholarship through collaborative relationships in Africa, and each year the educational experiences of countless students are enriched by exploring issues of […]

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Could the Next Einstein Be from Africa?

The Continent’s tortuous path towards colonial emancipation and subsequent sustainable development has been fraught with challenges that have become almost synonymous with the African experience. In spite of the global economic slowdown brought on by declining oil and commodities prices, African economies continue to expand at a rapid pace. At the same time, there is […]

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