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Fields and Perimeter Support the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative

2020-07-09

The Fields and Perimeter Institutes are pleased to announce the renewal of the Fields-Perimeter Africa Postdoctoral Fellowship program for an additional five years. Launched in 2013, these prestigious fellowships provide the opportunity for recent PhD graduates who are African nationals working in areas of mathematical sciences or fundamental theoretical physics to spend one year at […]

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AIMS Empowers Top Executives in Rwanda to Leverage the Power of Big Data

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences’ Industry Initiative in partnership with International Development Research Centre  (IDRC) held a three day workshop titled: “Leveraging the Power of Big Data (LPBD) Executive Education,” aimed at empowering high-level business executives to learn how to leverage big data to create value for their enterprises. Following the successful launch of […]

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AIMS and Germany sign agreement for five new research chairs to strengthen mathematical sciences research in Africa

Accra, Ghana, 31 July 2019– Today the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of the Federal Republic of Germany (BMBF) sign an agreement for the support of five research chairs at AIMS centres in Rwanda, Ghana, Cameroon and a new AIMS centre to conduct world class mathematical […]

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AIMS Rwanda hosts The Future of Science conference

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Rwanda Centre hosted the first ever “The Future of Science,” conference on 7-9 July 2019 at the AIMS campus in Kigali, Rwanda. The conference brought together top researchers from around the world to interact with postgraduate students and young researchers from across Africa in a very informal and […]

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Pictorial: “AIMS Science Run” rallies support for Rwanda Village Math’s Tourneys

The latest edition of Kigali’s twice a month ‘Car Free Sundays’ helped create awareness on mathematics training, as hundreds of people joined the maiden “AIMS Science Run”whose objective was to raise funds to support “AIMS TTP village based math’s tournaments” in Rwanda. The run was organized by the AIMS Teacher Training Programme (TTP) in partnership with […]

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AIMS partners with the African Development Bank to accelerate mathematics for industry expertise across Africa

Monday, 15 July 2019–AIMS and the African Development Bank (AfDB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday to collaborate on growing mathematical sciences expertise and accelerate leading research and innovation in key areas of the continent’s development challenges. Thierry Zomahoun, President and CEO of AIMS said: “Africa must not sit on the sidelines as others […]

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Why Big Data Matters to High-Level Decision Making in Rwanda

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI)’s Industry Initiative (AII)  in collaboration with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is implementing a two-year project titled: Harnessing Big Data to meet the Sustainable Development Goals – Building Capacity in the Global South. The aim is to increase capacity in data science and […]

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AIMS Industry Initiative Seeks to Boost Data Science Skills of African Professionals

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences-Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) with support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) recently initiated a Big Data for Development Short Course Program (BD4D-SCP) in order to boost capacity in data science, particularly, big data analytics. A number of short-courses are in the pipeline to boost the BD4D project’s capacity […]

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AIMS Students and Alumni Undergo Innovation Training

Twelve innovative ideas were recently pitched before a jury at the AIMS Rwanda Center in Kigali,Rwanda as part of the AIMS-managed Mastercard Foundation Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fund (MCF-SIEF). For six weeks, 12 teams of AIMS Mastercard Foundation Scholars and alumni were taken through the paces of design thinking for social innovation and entrepreneurship. Impact […]

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37 Students from 13 African countries graduate with AIMS Master’s in Mathematical Sciences

Kigali, Rwanda, 21 June, 2019-A decision by the government of Rwanda to support the establishment of an African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Center of Excellence in 2016, is helping build the country’s profile as a STEM-education hub; today, 37 students from 13 African countries, graduated with the highly acclaimed AIMS Master’s in Mathematical Sciences. […]

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AIMS Graduate Makes Impact at Rwanda Revenue Authority with Programming Skills

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)’s AIMS Industry Initiative signed a five-year partnership with the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) to maximise opportunities for the mathematical sciences to contribute to Rwanda’s economy through human capital, knowledge transfer and applied research. As part of the agreement, the RRA will provide AIMS graduates with internships and employment […]

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AIMS Alumnus Abdo Elnaser Degoot creates Model to improve vaccine design efficiency

African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS Alumnus) Abdoelnaser Degoot graduated with a PhD in applied Math’sfrom the University of KwaZulu Natalin April 2019. “He joins a growing list of AIMS alumni who have received a PhD degree and of whom we’re rightly proud,”said his Supervisor, Dr. Wilfred Ndifon, Professor of Theoretical Biologyand Director of Research […]

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AIMS To Host Next Einstein Forum 2020 conference in Kenya

Kenya will host the third Next Einstein Forum (NEF), the largest African scientific conference, in March next year. The announcement was made Thursday at State House, Nairobi when President Uhuru Kenyatta met the Chief Executive Officer and President of AIMS, Thierry Zomahoun. Mr. Zomahoun informed President Kenyatta that Kenya was chosen to host the continental […]

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These are the Young African Scientists and Technologists the World needs to watch out for according to the Next Einstein Forum (NEF)

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) fellows listed below also attest to the depth of talent amongst African scientists. Next Einstein Forum (NEF), an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), has announced the NEF Fellows Class. The 12 individuals, are some of Africa’s top scientists and technologists under 42 years of age. On […]

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AIMS and ADEA partner to strengthen inclusive STEAM higher education in Africa

Addis Ababa, 29 October 2015 – The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and the Association for the Development of Education in  Africa (ADEA) today announced the beginning of a partnership for the promotion of appropriate education sector policies that  support Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). This partnership was cemented with the signing […]

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TTP training of 46 mathematics pedagogic inspectors in Cameroon

The AIMS Next Einstein Initiative, in partnership with Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, supported by the Government of Cameroon, organised the training of 46 national and regional pedagogic inspectors for mathematics in Cameroon from the 17 to 29 October 2016.  This training aimed to strengthen the supervision and pedagogic capacities of pedagogic inspectors to enable them to […]

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Neil Geoffrey Turok, Founder of AIMS and Director of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Wins the John Wheatley Award

The American Physical Society has awarded Neil Turok with the John Wheatley Award for “visionary efforts to provide science and math training to young Africans, to help promote technological and socio-economic development on the continent.” The John Wheatley Award named after one of the twentieth century pioneers of superfluids was established in 1991 with the support of Forum […]

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Eni Award Announcement 2017

The Eni Award is an international competition for the best research projects in the field of energy and sustainability. The Award was set up in 2007 to develop the best use of energy sources, promote science and technology applied to the environment and encourage new generations of researchers. The competition is made up of three […]

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Sky Science Sees University of the Western Cape Beat Big Names in Nature Ranking

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is top in Physical Science in Africa‚ according to a ranking by science journal Nature. The Nature annual index of peer-reviewed journal research bases its scores on the number of papers in a select group of prestigious high-impact journals‚ taking into account the percentage contribution of the university […]

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Xolisile Thusini: A Smashing Science Success

Xolisile Thusini is a particle physicist whose research focuses on the discovery of the Higgs boson and its properties. Thusini was born and raised in a small traditional household in Nquthu, KwaZulu-Natal. She says it was her aunt, a lecturer at the University of Zululand, who prompted her to study further. “When you’re from the rural […]

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Bubacarr Bah Has Been Awarded the Prestigious German Chair in Mathematics

Bubacarr Bah, a postdoctoral researcher in mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded the prestigious German Chair in Mathematics, valued at $700 000, which is awarded by the Humboldt Foundation to researchers wishing to work at the renowned African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – South Africa. Bah, who’s research is at the intersection of […]

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Canada Commits $22.6 Million to Support Training of African Mathematical Scientists on Climate Change Solutions

OTTAWA, August 31, 2016 /CNW/ – The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, has announced that Canada will contribute CA$22.6 million over five years to the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) to train African mathematical scientists to develop climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions. With the […]

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Le Canada Investit 22,6 M$ dans la Formation de Mathématiciens Africains pour Trouver des Solutions aux Changements Climatiques

La ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, a annoncé que le Canada fournira 22,6 millions CAD sur cinq ans à l’initiative « À la recherche du prochain Einstein » de l’Institut africain des sciences mathématiques (AIMS). L’initiative vise à former des mathématiciens africains afin qu’ils trouvent des solutions permettant d’atténuer les changements climatiques ou de […]

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Consultant Science Writer – Terms of Reference

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS, nexteinstein.org) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate training, research and outreach in mathematical sciences. Its mission is to enable Africa’s brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem solvers and innovators capable of propelling Africa’s future scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. The first AIMS […]

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The AIMS ARETÉ Junior Research Chair Programme Facilitates the Return of Another Talented Mathematical Scientist to Africa

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is pleased to host a second young talented African scientist – Dr Yabebal Fantaye- in its Research Centre in South Africa under the AIMS ARETÉ Junior Research Chair program. This program is one of the strategic research initiatives at AIMS in collaboration with the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany). […]

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