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New Canadian scholarship program addresses inequality in developing countries

2022-06-29

OTTAWA – Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau announced Saturday the launch of the Canadian International Development Scholarships 2030 program that will educate, train and empower thousands of bright, talented people in developing countries around the world. Prime Minister Trudeau made the announcement while attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda. Colleges and […]

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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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AIMS Empowering the Next Generation of Africans through Educational Partnerships

Different African countries still face various challenges that hinder quality education, including civil wars, poor healthcare systems, and extreme poverty. On the other hand, as home to the youngest population globally, Africa has so much potential to become the leading continent in science. According to Cities Alliances, almost 60% of Africa’s population is under 25, making […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Theophilus Kwofie, AIMS Ghana ’20

From the University of Cape Coast to AIMS Ghana and now Arizona State University, this week’s edition of our #AlumoftheWeek series visits the journey of Theophilus Kwofie, AIMS Ghana ’20 alumnus. Q: Tell us about your journey before AIMS. Theophilus: I had my Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Cape Coast, where I pursued Mathematics with […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Eugene Yaw Adade Adjei, AIMS Ghana ’16

This edition of #AlumoftheWeek highlights Eugene Yaw Adade Adjei of AIMS Ghana ’16. As a Mastercard Foundation Scholar, Eugene spent his years after AIMS at the Perimeter Institute pursuing his PhD and is now back at AIMS as a tutor. Q: Tell us about your journey before AIMS. Eugene: I obtained a BSc in Mathematics […]

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Work-integrated Learning for Economic Prosperity

Every year, the African job market receives 10 to 12 million youth with limited employment prospects; meanwhile, employers find graduates unready for the job market. The demand-supply skills mismatch vis-à-vis the labour market, despite Africa’s rapidly growing talent pool, is one of the driving forces behind our mission at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS); to […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Berthine Nyunga Mpinda, South Africa’19 and AMMI Ghana ’20

On this week’s #AlumoftheWeek, we catch up with AIMS South Africa ’19 and AMMI Ghana ’20 alumna Berthine Nyunga Mpinda from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Mastercard Foundation Scholar and AIMS-ESMT Industry Immersion Program alumna is currently a Tutor at AIMS Cameroon. Q: Tell us about your journey before AIMS. Berthine: Before coming to […]

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The Timely Launch of the African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) in Africa

Today, close to 200 young Africans have graduated from the African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) since its launch in October 2018. AIMS, in partnership with Google and Facebook, created AMMI. The fully-funded one-year intensive graduate program provides brilliant young Africans with state-of-the-art training in machine learning and its applications. The program’s birth came as […]

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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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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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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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The AIMS ARETÉ Junior Research Chair program, an initiative of AIMS and the Robert Bosch Stiftung facilitates the return of another talented mathematical scientist to Africa

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). Its goal is to build a […]

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Call for Applications: World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program

The Africa Region of the World Bank Group (WBG) is relaunching its fellowship program for Ph.D. students who are Sub-Saharan nationals. The program will increase the diverse workforce that is a priority for the Bank and its clients. Started in 2013 by World Bank Africa Vice President Makhtar Diop, the World Bank Group Africa Fellowship […]

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Call for Applications: African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award Edition 2016

Deadline for applications: 31 August 2016. The African Union (AU) Commission launched the prestigious African Union Scientific Award Programme on 9 September 2008 with the support of its Development Partners particularly the European Commission. Under this programme prizes are awarded to top African scientists in each of the following two sectors: Life and Earth Science; […]

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Mbouye Khady Diagne, Ancienne Etudiante de AIMS Senegal Remporte le Prix National de “Ma Thése en 180 Secondes”

C’est fait, on connaît désormais celle qui représentera le Sénégal à la finale internationale de « Ma Thèse en 180 secondes (MT180) » et il s’agit de Mlle Mbouye Khady Diagne de l’école doctorale Mathématique et Informatique de la Faculté des Sciences et Techniques (FST) de l’Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD). Ce mercredi dans les […]

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Tanzanians Among Over 1 000 Mathematical Sciences Graduates

OVER 1 000 students, including Tanzanians, have graduated with Masters of Mathematical Sciences at the five centres of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences-Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) in the continent. In Tanzania, the AIMS-Next Einstein Initiative’s Chief Academic and Research Officer, Prof Barry Green conferred 47 students from 13 African countries with the degrees over […]

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International Day for Women and Girls in Science.

Celebration of International Day for Women and Girls in Science 2019, Rwamagana district […]

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AIMS- Teacher Training Program (TTP) Launches Maths Clinic

AIMS Teacher Training Program (TTP) launches its public engagement program, the Maths Clinic whose purpose is to improve Maths’ appreciation and delivery among teachers and students. […]

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AIMS- African Masters of Machine Intelligence (AMMI) Launch – Yossi Matias

AMMI Launch- Remarks from Yossi Matias, V.P. Search and AI, Google […]

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AIMS- African Masters of Machine Intelligence (AMMI) Launch – Dr. Jerome Pesenti

Remarks on AMMI Launch by Dr. Jerome Pesenti, V.P. of AI, Facebook […]

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AIMS- AMMI LAUNCH – Moustapha Cissé

African Masters of Machine Intelligence (AMMI) – Remarks from Moustapha Cissé, Founder and Director, AMMI […]

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Meet the Students From AIMS Senegal

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Meet Students from AIMS RWANDA

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