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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 – Patrick Tenga Shako, an AIMS Senegal alumnus.

After hearing about the impact story of an alum went viral, he sought to find out what AIMS is all about and gained admission to AIMS Senegal with the recommendation from this alum. After AIMS, he marvels people with his work ethic, and they will not cease to give him multiple roles and promotions. In […]

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The role of African scientists in mitigating climate change effects

The world’s top leaders, scientists, and youth delegates recently gathered in Glasgow, the UK, for a two-week conference, COP26, to collectively find possible solutions for the climate change challenge. Today more than ever, climate change has proven to be a significant threat, but the good news is that people are increasingly noticing how big the problem is. According to Deutsche Welle, this year, the number of people registered to attend COP26 was close to 40,000 people, nearly double those […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – James J. Njong, an AIMS Cameroon and AIMS-ESMT IIP alumnus.

Even though mathematics serves as the underlying language of all the other sciences, it is seen in most parts of Africa as having little or no use in the non-academic industry. The quest to change this narrative is what has kept James J. Njong, an AIMS Cameroon and AIMS-ESMT IIP alumnus striving for excellence. James […]

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AIMS Teacher Training Program Launches Teacher Appreciation Campaign

November 18, 2021 – Today, the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) launched the Teacher Appreciation Campaign for 2021. The campaign aims to foster a culture of appreciating Rwandan teachers for their extraordinary sacrifice and hard work nurturing and educating generations. In addition, the aim wants to award teachers’ implicit and explicit contributions in driving […]

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What you can do with a Masters in Machine Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is a growing field, and in so many ways, it is changing our lives. “The global machine learning market was valued at $1.58B in 2017 and is expected to reach $20.83B in 2024,” Forbes.   Pursuing a Master’s in Machine Intelligence is one of the best ways to be part of this field that’s revolutionizing the entire world. In this week’s blog, […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Edwin Moyo, AIMS Tanzania 2017 alumnus.

On this week’s edition of the #AlumoftheWeek, we make a virtual trip to Zambia as we share the story of AIMS Tanzania 2017 alumnus Edwin Moyo. Edwin is currently a Junior Lecturer at Mulungushi University, Zambia. Q: Tell us about your journey before AIMS Edwin: My interest in Mathematics and Statistics traversed from my high […]

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Considerate scientific research as a cornerstone for sustainable African socio-economic development

While conducting scientific research on a continent as diverse as Africa, working with an inclusive sample is imperative. Africa is arguably the most diverse continent in the world, due to its differences in ethnicity, gender, age, beliefs, etc. The Washington Post also concluded that the world’s 20 most diverse countries are all African.  This diversity affects the outcomes of scientific research in one way or another.  […]

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What you can do with a Master’s in Mathematical Sciences

Africa has the youngest population in the world, with a big percentage of them pursuing higher education. However, choosing a Master’s degree to pursue can be difficult, especially when one plans to have a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Due to the many options that make deciding on one specific degree tedious, understanding the skills which are offered by the degree is a big factor while choosing a degree effectively. This concern motivated us to inform people in STEM fields about what a Master’s […]

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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

Do 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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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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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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#DYK that @AIMS_Rwanda is the fifth and youngest Centre of Excellence after South Africa, Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon. Through these Centres, we offer world-class postgraduate scientific education to the brightest young Africans, advance research in Africa
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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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#HappeningNow
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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#Opportunity
Do you have a Master’s degree in economics, project management, epidemiology, mathematical sciences, business administration, or in a relevant field?

We are looking for Project Manager!

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Deadline: November 30, 2022 https://t.co/bsvD5f45rg
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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 – Q&A

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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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Meet the Students of AIMS Ghana

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Meet the students from AIMS SOUTH AFRICA

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