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#AlumoftheWeek – Dr Angela Tabiri, AIMS Ghana’14

2021-06-18

In this week’s edition of our #AlumoftheWeek series, we dive into the post-AIMS journey of alumna extraordinaire Angela Tabiri. Founder of Femafricmaths, an NGO which promotes female African mathematicians, Dr. Angela Tabiri graduated from AIMS Ghana in 2014. Q: Tell us about your academic life before AIMS.Angela: My undergraduate degree was in mathematics and economics. […]

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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 Cameroon and Mastercard Foundation Run Online Innovation Challenge.

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation recently held a social innovation competition for current AIMS Mastercard scholars and alumni at AIMS Cameroon under its Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fund (MCF – SIEF). The program which took place on 2-9 August 2020 is aimed at equipping members of the […]

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AIMS Alumnus impacts the needy in Reno

Blaize Akanaab Abuntori from Ghana is contributing to the fight against COVID-19. An AIMS Cameroon, Mastercard Foundation Scholar alumnus, Blaize is currently a PhD student at the University of Nevada, who hands out healthy burritos to people without stable shelter in downtown Reno. Read more about his community work. […]

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AIMS Alumnus at the service of his community during the COVID-19 outbreak

Shamsuddeen Ibrahim founded the Numeracy Aid Foundation (NAF) in Yola City, Adamawa State, Nigeria. Formerly known as Shamsuddeen Ibrahim Numeracy Foundation (SINF), the foundation fosters interest and knowledge of numeracy and other related fields among underprivileged children in Nigeria and other African countries. NAF is especially beneficial to children at the elementary level of education […]

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Harnessing home-grown talent for the advancement of Africa

In line with the 2020 theme Youth Engagement for Global Action, we highlight the work of some of our alumni who are making an impact in their communities. […]

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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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AIMS Trains Next Generation of Climate Scientists.

Facilitating high quality research which addresses African development challenges is a key pillar of African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) strategy. Climate change is one of the world’s grand challenges and continuous to define issues of our time with Africa being one of the continents at high risk. Shifting weather patterns that threaten food production, […]

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AIMS and Rakuten Europe Announce Agreement to Offer Students Cooperative Research Opportunities

Kigali, 18 May 2020 –The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and Rakuten Europe S.à r.l.  today announced that they have concluded a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on research, foster cultural interchange and promote interaction. This new initiative from AIMS and Rakuten will centre around creating opportunities for students to start a career at […]

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AIMS pilots remote work-integrated learning during COVID-19

8 June 2020 – Over the last few weeks, AIMS Industry Initiative has recently developed and piloted an online Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program as a response to COVID-19, ensuring that students continue to acquire employability skills and internships. During COVID-19, AIMS like businesses across various sectors all over the world, has been disrupted by […]

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AIMS Graduates to take part in Global MARGA Business Simulation Competition

7 June 2020- Forty-five AIMS graduates are set to take part in the maiden blended AIMS/ESMT Industry Immersion Program to be held online co-currently in three AIMS-Centers; AIMS South Africa, AIMS Ghana and AIMS Rwanda. Participants in this program are currently based at the participating centers and would be supervised by a business tutor while […]

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AIMS Alumnus uses science and technology to combat COVID19 in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) was founded in 2003 by Professor Neil Turok, to equip young African scientists with the competencies for solving Africa’s grand challenges. Since 2003, AIMS has graduated over 2200 alumni, with 70% of them remaining on African soil towards solving the existing problems on the continent. As world leaders […]

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AIMS Women in Science (AIMSWiS) Initiative launches 2nd publication to showcase African Women in Climate Science.

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) launched the second publication on “New Interventions for a Changing World” to celebrate African women scientists in climate science. The publication aims at celebrating African female scientists on the front line of climate change science. The journal profiles twenty women from nine African countries ranging from early career scientists to […]

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The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda and AIMS signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding, a partnership to respond to industry needs.

The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) today signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), marking the beginning of a partnership to respond to industry needs with graduates skilled in mathematical sciences. The partnership will focus on opportunities for collaboration and the progressive commitment between AIMS […]

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UNESCO approval of AIMS as a Category II Institute : Centre of Excellence

The Executive Board of UNESCO, on Friday 13 October, 2017, approved the hosting in Ghana of a Centre of Excellence in mathematics and allied sciences under the auspices of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Ghana (AIMS GHANA). AIMS is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate training, research and public engagement in […]

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Mastercard Foundation convening , October 17-19, at Kigali Convention Centre

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Annual Learning Convening will take place from 17-19 October, 2017, at the Kigali Convention Center. The theme of the event is The Future of Work in Africa. It will bring together more than 100 participants including University Presidents and Vice Chancellors, non-governmental organization (NGO) leaders, and program administrators from the Scholars […]

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AIMS NEI Fellowship Program for Women in Climate Change Science: Call for applications

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS NEI) is pleased to announce a new Fellowship Program for Women in Climate Change Science (WiCCS). Climate change – including global warming – poses significant threats to humanity. Documented impacts of global warming include an increased frequency and severity of heatwaves across the globe; and […]

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AIMS South Africa hosts National Science Week from August 7th to August 10th 2017

National Science Week (NSW), an annual week-long event coordinated by the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement on behalf of the Department of Science and Technology, is now in its 18th year and will run from 5 to 12 August 2017. The African Institute for Mathematical Science (AIMS) South Africa is excited to […]

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Mathematical Sciences Institute Launches Skills Immersion Program for African Graduates

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) announced the launch of the AIMS ESMT Industry Immersion Program (AIMS ESMT IIP) at the AIMS South Africa Centre in Muizenberg, South Africa. Twenty-eight suitably qualified and industry-inclined AIMS Master’s in Mathematical Sciences graduates from across Africa have been […]

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AIMS welcomes its first female Research Chair specialising in Optimal Control under the German Research Chair program

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences-Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) is honored to receive the first female Research Chair – Prof. Gisele Mophou, who will lead the establishment of the AIMS Cameroon Research Centre and increase its visibility within and outside Cameroon. AIMS is excited to have attracted another top African Researcher back to Africa. Prof. […]

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AIMS South Africa celebrates the success of its January intake

AIMS South Africa acknowledged the success of its fifth group of January intake students at a special Recognition of Achievement Ceremony held on 22 November 2016 at its centre in Muizenberg. Eleven students (including nine South Africans) received their certificates and will graduate through the partner universities that they are registered at. The 11 graduates […]

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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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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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