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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 – Edward Korveh, AIMS Ghana’14

On this week’s edition of AlumoftheWeek, we catch up with AIMS Ghana’14 alumnus Edward Korveh, PhD student at the University of Ghana. Q: Kindly walk us through your academic journey before coming to AIMS. Edward: I gained admission to study for a BSc in Mathematics at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) […]

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La PDG d’AIMS reçoit le prix de la Femme Francophone

Deux femmes ont reçu le prix de la Femme Francophone de l’année de l’Association Internationale des Maires Francophones (AIMF) le 21 juillet 2021. L’une d’entre elles est la Rwandaise Lydie Hakizimana, PDG d’AIMS. Décerné par Anne Hidalgo, Maire de Paris et Présidente de l’AIMF lors du 41ème Congrès des Maires Francophones qui s’est déroulé à […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Daniel Amankwah, AIMS Senegal’14

In this week’s edition of #AlumoftheWeek, Daniel Amankwah, a PhD student at the University of Iceland and AIMS Senegal 2014 alumnus, walks us through his post-AIMS journey.  Q: Tell us about your academic journey before AIMS. Daniel: I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at the University of Ghana (UG), subsequently serving as a teaching […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Mor Absa Loum, AIMS Senegal’13

On this week’s #AlumoftheWeek, we are featuring Mor Absa Loum of the 2013 cohort of AIMS Senegal who is a Lecturer and a Researcher at the Iba Der Thiam University in Thiès. Q: Tell us a little about yourself before coming to AIMS. Loum: Before AIMS, I had obtained a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree […]

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#AlumoftheWeek -Prince Romeo Mensah, AIMS Ghana’ 13

And our #AlumoftheWeek is Prince Romeo Mensah! An AIMS Ghana’ 2013 alumnus, Romeo is currently a Research Associate and Postdoc Fellow at Imperial College, London. Q: Tell us a little about yourself. Romeo: Before AIMS, I spent six years at the University of Ghana. I majored in mathematics for four years, graduating as the best […]

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#AlumoftheWeek - Rehema Kwamboka Ouko, AIMS Cameroon’20

And our #AlumOfTheWeek is Rehema Kwamboka Ouko, AIMS Cameroon alumna, who is currently pursuing further studies in Biostatistics at Hasselt University, Belgium. We caught up with her for the gist of her scientific journey. Q: Tell us a little about yourself before coming to AIMS. Rehema: My passion for understanding how data and numbers, in […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Dr Angela Tabiri, AIMS Ghana’14

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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#AlumoftheWeek – Jean Pierre Twagirayezu, AIMS Rwanda’18

Rwandan-born Jean Pierre Twagirayezu is a PhD student at Michigan State University, where his research focuses on experimental astroparticle physics, spanning through data analysis and software development for scientific applications. Here’s what the AIMS Rwanda’18 alumnus had to say in this week’s edition of our #AlumoftheWeek series. Q: Tell us about yourself. Jean: In 2015, […]

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First-ever PAMO participants bring bronze medals home

4  June 2021- History was made as Rwanda’s first-ever team to participate in the Pan-African Mathematics Olympiad (PAMO) brought home three bronze medals! Led by a female participant, the team of six emerged first in the East African region and 7th on the continent. The students underwent rigorous training conducted by a team of tutors […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Nana Adjoah Mbroh, AIMS South Africa’15

This week, we journey into Nana Ajoah’s experiences to glimpse into her life after graduating from AIMS South Africa in 2015. Q: Tell us about your academic life before AIMS. Nana Adjoah: I enrolled at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, in 2008 for a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, which I completed in 2012. I […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Belle Fille Murorunkwere, AIMS Rwanda’17

Moving to the East, we take a deep dive into the experiences of Mastercard Foundation Scholar Belle Fille Murorunkwere. Q: Tell us about your academic life before AIMS. Belle: I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Rwanda (College of Science and Technology), graduating in 2015. One year later, I applied to […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Winnie Nakiyingi, AIMS Ghana’13

We’re zooming in from Kampala, Uganda this week, as we embark on a learning journey with Winnie Nakiyingi, AIMS Ghana’13 alumna, sharing her experience on life after AIMS.  Q: Tell us about yourself. Winnie: I joined Makerere University, Uganda in 2008 for a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics and Economics, under the College of Natural Sciences. My studies […]

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Press
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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Professor Allotey Calls for Adequate Finance of Science

Professor Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey, a renowned Ghanaian Mathematical Physicist has reiterated the call on African Governments to put in place deliberate policies to adequately finance mathematics, Science and Technology education. This, he said, is the best means to solve the many problems that confront societies in Africa and the fastest route to technological and […]

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Delegation from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Visiting AIMS – South Africa

A delegation from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and a representative from the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, the German Embassy and DAAD are visiting AIMS South Africa from 13 to 17 June 2016. The selection committee from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will be selecting the candidate for the German Research Chair […]

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#UofTGrad16: A love-in for Mathematics

Fresh off receiving his honorary doctorate from U of T, Manjul Bhargava was the guest of honour at a special panel discussing It’s All About Math! In a room filled with people who love math, he received a rock star welcome as he extolled the importance of fostering in children an appreciation of the creativity […]

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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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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 – Dr. Jerome Pesenti

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

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