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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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#AlumOfTheWeek – Emmanuel Christian Nyabyenda, an AIMS Rwanda Alumnus

This week we get closed up with the interim curator of the AIMS Alumni Chapter in Rwanda. He tells us his story of how he got into the mathematics space and is currently using his knowledge and skills in mathematics. Serving as a Government Program Monitoring Statistician at the National Institute of Statistics – Rwanda, […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Mariam Bukola Olateju, an AIMS Ghana Alumna

What is your AIMS testimony as an alumnus/alumna? How easily will you recommend AIMS to another person, and what will be the basis of your recommendation? This week we share with you the experience of an AIMS Ghana alumna who learned about AIMS from an AIMS South African alumna. Mariam Bukola Olateju is our #AlumoftheWeek. […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Ebimoboere Claudius, an AIMS Ghana Alumna

At the AIMS Alumni Meet-Up held on Saturday, 21st May 2022, at the Impact Hub, Lagos, the story of a young lady was the highlight of the event. Being fascinated by the idea behind the establishment of AIMS, a concept that seeks to raise Africans to solve African problems, this lady was determined to be […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Glorie Metsa Wowo, AIMS Cameroon 2020 Alumna.

Would you rather have an education full of theoretical knowledge or one which is practical and solves real-life problems? The general educational system in Africa is more theoretical, which impedes the continent’s progress. The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences is on a mission to change this narrative. With its Cooperative (Coop) Master’s program, students receive […]

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AIMS Rwanda hosts 2nd Edition of AIMS Alumni Meet-Up

Motivation and wise counsel can never be overrated or underestimated in an individual’s life. Sometimes in life, the only thing that can get you going and cheer you up is that one word whispered to you either consciously or in passing. Feedback and comments directed to you by your mentors and other people you look […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Wangari Kimotho, AIMS Cameroon Alumni.

Industrialisation, power generation, deforestation and other human activities cause the world’s climate to change for the worse rapidly. These changes are severe and result in extremities in almost every weather element. Excessive rainfall, more extended periods of droughts leading to bushfires and many other negative consequences on our environment are some of the effects these […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Fadel Thior, AIMS Rwanda Alumni.

The pride of every academic institution is in the calibre of alumni it produces and the impact they have on its immediate communities. Additionally, there is strength in numbers as there is in unity. Most AIMS programs take up to a year to complete, which does not allow students from different cohorts to interact while […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Nii Amoo Decardi-Nelson, AIMS Ghana Alumnus.

In this week’s edition of the #AlumoftheWeek, we bring you the reflections of an AIMS Ghana alumnus working as a Data Scientist at the Consolidated Bank Ghana. He reflects on his days at AIMS, lessons learnt, and how they are of help in his current role. Our alumnus of the week is Nii Amoo Decardi-Nelson. […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Oluwayomi Akinfenwa, AIMS Ghana 2021 Alumna.

As we bring our women’s month campaign to a close,  this weeks’ #AlumoftheWeek – is a story of a young lady who found herself in Mathematics. Her desire and passion were to pursue nursing as a teenager. She later became comfortable with this new field because the area of mathematics she was exposed to was […]

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Programs that truly increase women in STEM

Previously, we highlighted a few women in STEM from the AIMS Network including Dr Nana Ama Browne Klutse, Dr Sara Suliman, Abigail Annkah, and more who are incredible female scientists. Despite the effort that institutions put in increasing women in STEM, women remain less represented in STEM fields. This week, we go deep into how […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Patricia Oluchi Azike, Mastercard Foundation Scholar and AIMS Rwanda Alumna.

We continue to celebrate the success of women in March and put the spotlight on younger women who are Breaking the Bias in STEM. In this edition of the AIMS #AlumoftheWeek series, we bring you an interview with a Mastercard Foundation Scholar and an Alumna of AIMS Rwanda. Patricia Oluchi Azike, who originates from Nigeria, […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Ms Catherine M. Gitau, AIMS Rwanda.

This week’s edition of the #AlumoftheWeek takes a look into the journey of Ms Catherine M. Gitau from Kenya. An alumna of the AIMS Masters in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) program from AIMS Ghana. She is currently a Data Science Manager at VISA Inc. From the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Kenya, […]

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Nobel Prize and Field Medal Laureates to Speak at Virtual Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering

KIGALI, Rwanda, December 7, 2020,-  Three Nobel Prize laureates and one Field Medalist will speak at the first-ever virtual Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering (NEF-GG), Africa’s largest scientific gathering set to take place from 8-10 December 2020. Organized against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, under the theme“Building Africa’s resilience through education, research and innovation”, this year’s event will […]

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NEF Global Gathering 2020 Attractions

KIGALI, Rwanda, December 4, 2020,  Scientists, researchers, delegates and key decision makers from Africa and around the globe will convene for the the first-ever virtual edition of the Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering (NEF-GG), Africa’s largest scientific gathering from 8-10 December 2020. this year’s event will take place through the  Airmeet video conferencing platform.  With a focus on identifying ways to […]

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AIMS organise sa première édition virtuelle du Rassemblement International du NEF

KIGALI, Rwanda, Le 3 Décembre , 2020,  l’Institut Panafricain des Sciences Mathématiques (AIMS) lancera la toute première  édition virtuelle du Rassemblement International du Next Einstein Forum (NEF-GG) , le plus grand rassemblement scientifique d’Afrique, du 8 au 10 décembre 2020. Organisé dans le contexte de la pandémie de la COVID-19, sous le thème « Renforcer la résilience de l’Afrique à travers l’éducation, […]

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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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#BreakthroughDiscovery AIMS Founder & Chair of IGB - Prof Neil Turok and Prof Latham Boyle have calculated the entropy of our universe for the first time. The new calculation suggests that the plainness of the cosmos is expected, rather than rare.
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Our CEO, @HakizimanaLydie is meeting with female students & tutors at @AIMS_Rwanda for a candid conversation on a range of topics including campus life, women in #STEM, the right support system, leadership skills among others. https://t.co/OACvFO6X67
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Our #AlumofTheWeek is Khadija Iddrisu, @AIMSGhana & @AIMS_Senegal1 alumna. She's currently a PhD student at Dublin City University and she is passionate about machine learning and its application to solving real-life problems.
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AIMS Senegal Gender Training 2019

AIMS’ Skills for Employability (SFE) Program organizes 2nd edition of gender training for women-led businesses. […]

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Meet Maisson Mohammed Matar , AIMS alumni impacting the world through art

“The path of my future has changed because of AIMS. Although now I’m not doing my Physics and Mathematics, AIMS has taught us to be leaders. To have an impact in the community,” she says […]

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Meet Sam Yala, AIMS Rwanda Center President

“My vision for AIMS Rwanda is that I want to have a very productive, innovative & strong research center where we can contribute to the development of Rwanda and Africa in general,” Prof. Sam Yala, AIMS Rwanda Center President. […]

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Kayode Florence, Testimonial, #AIMSGrad2019

“Coming to AIMS has opened my eyes to so many opportunities available in sciences. I’m doing my project on quality control of station record. I have been able to understand that there’s more to helping our environment even as mathematicians.” Kayode Florence, AIMS Rwanda alumni […]

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AIMS Video 2019 2020

AIMS welcomes new students 2019-2020 […]

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Hear from AIMS South Africa students.

“Through the lessons learned at AIMS, we have acquired the skills that will enable us to work as one and exponentially drive Africa to its success.” Alumni […]

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AIMS Rwanda Graduation

AIMS Rwanda class of 2018-2019 graduated with 37 students, 10 of whom are female and they all hailed from 16 African countries. […]

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