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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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#AlumOfTheWeek – Rachael Katwa Kyalo, AIMS Ghana 2020 and AIMS-ESMT Industry Immersion Program, alumna

In this week’s edition of #AlumoftheWeek, we take a turn to Kenya, where AIMS Ghana 2020 and AIMS-ESMT Industry Immersion Program alumna – Rachael Katwa Kyalo walks us through her journey before an AIMS education and life after that. Q: Tell us about yourself and your journey to AIMS. Rachael: Before joining AIMS, I had […]

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The future of work will be largely digital – what you need to do

Did you know the 100 most asked questions on Google as of 2021? According to Keyword Tool, these questions include; What is my IP address? What to watch? How to screenshot on mac? The common factor is that they are all technology-related questions that seek answers about tech advice, entertainment or hacks.  These questions inform us about cultural changes and how technology is shaping how we live, work, teach and learn.     […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Siaka Lougue, an AIMS South Africa ’10 Alumnus

In pursuit of his passion for data analytics and its application in the real world, he settled for a rather exciting pathway after several rejections. In this weeks’ edition of #AlumoftheWeek, we catch up with Siaka Lougue, AIMS South Africa alumnus of 2010, as he shares with us his story. Q: Who was Siaka before […]

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Inclusive STEM Education in Africa

According to the 2016 Gender Gap Report published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), the global gender gap stands at 47%. The sad truth is that 30% of male students graduate from STEM subjects compared to only 16% of female students. Women remain underrepresented among STEM graduates.     Even worse, the COVID19 pandemic has widened the already-existing gap in African STEM […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Oyakhilome Wallace Ibhagui, an AIMS South Africa ’10 Alumnus

He heard about AIMS in the final year of his undergraduate studies in Nigeria. However, he didn’t make it on his first attempt. Currently working as a Macro Fixed Income Strategist at the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group, Oyakhilome Wallace Ibhagui of AIMS South Africa 2010 takes us through his time at […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Rockefeller, an AIMS Senegal ’16 Alumnus

Rockefeller, an AIMS Senegal alumnus, is originally from Cameroon and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Data Science at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He is also an alumnus of the AIMS-ESMT IIP and a Ph.D. researcher in the AIMS Doctoral Training Program. In this week’s edition of the #AlumoftheWeek series, Rockefeller shares with us […]

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Mathematics Underpins All Human Activities

Mathematics is arguably the mother of all sciences. According to Einstein, there is another reason for the high reputation of mathematics: it is mathematics that offers the exact natural sciences a certain measure of security that they could not attain without mathematics. From buying and selling to building technologies that are revolutionizing how we communicate, […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Angela Nyangate John, AIMS Rwanda ’20 Alumna

This week’s #AlumoftheWeek blog highlights the story of AIMS Rwanda 2020 alumna Angela Nyangagte John.  Equally a laureate of our Mathematical Science for Climate Resilience (MS4CR) and AIMS-ESMT Industry Immersion programs, Angela is currently a Data Analyst at Bluechip Technologies International and a part-time tutor at the Cooperative University of Kenya. Q: Tell us about […]

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How can African scientists contribute to the reduction of climate change consequences

Africa is the most vulnerable continent to climate change impacts regardless of its low contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions. Since the industrial revolution (1751), the world has emitted over 1.5 trillion tonnes of Carbon-dioxide (CO2).  Historically, Africa contributed only 3% of the global historical contribution. According to Our World Data, today, China leads the list […]

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AIMS, Ishango Launch Data Science Fellowship Program

20-09-2021 – The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), and ISHANGO launched the Data Science & AI Fellowship Program at AIMS Rwanda.   The fellowship program aims to boost African data science graduates’ employment prospects through a fully funded, three-month fellowship, where fellows will be upskilled with technical and soft skills to prepare them for the […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Mastercard Foundation Scholar Eunice Monyenye Omwoyo, AIMS Senegal ’19

From Nairobi, Kenya, to Espirito Santo, Brazil, this edition of the #AlumoftheWeek captures the journey of Mastercard Foundation Scholar Eunice Monyenye Omwoyo of AIMS Senegal ’19.  Q: Tell us about your journey before AIMS. Eunice: Before joining AIMS, I took my undergraduate studies at the University of Nairobi (UoN), earning a Bachelor of Education Science (Mathematics […]

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AIMS Alumni Join the 4th Industrial Revolution Drive

The 4th Industrial Revolution envisions a fundamental change in the functioning of the world, enabled by extraordinary technological advances commensurate with those of the first, second and third industrial revolutions.  This vision requires intentional investment in relevant specialised domains such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Quantum Computing, and other related concepts to equip learners […]

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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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Inaugural Achievement Ceremony for the AIMS ESMT Industry Immersion Program

1 DECEMBER 2017, CAPE TOWN – 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 graduates from across Africa. The […]

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AIMS students set to conquer the world

Cape Town, 8 November 2017: AIMS South Africa acknowledged the success of its sixth group of January intake students at a special Recognition of Achievement Ceremony held on 8 November 2017 at its centre in Muizenberg. Ten students (including 9 South Africans) received their certificates and will graduate next year through the partner universities that they […]

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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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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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