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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-Frank Namugera, AIMS Senegal’17

Now Data Scientist and Assistant Lecturer at Makerere University in Uganda, Frank Namugera, AIMS Senegal’17 alumnus, takes us on his post-AIMS journey. Q: Tell us about yourself. Frank: My passion for mathematics drove me to undertake a BSc in mathematics, with physics as my minor at Makerere University. Upon completion, I had an opportunity to implement some […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Nono Saha Cyrille Merleau, AIMS Ghana’18

This week, we journey into the life of Nono Saha Cyrille Merleau, AIMS Ghana 2018 alumnus. Nono is currently a PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences. Q: Tell us about yourself and your motivation for choosing AIMS. Cyrille: I am from Cameroon, and my background is in Computer Science. […]

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#AlumofWeek – Oluwasegun Michael Ibrahim, AIMS Rwanda’17

In this week’s edition of #AlumoftheWeek, we make a stop in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, for a chat with Oluwasegun Michael Ibrahim. Q: Tell us about yourself and your motivation for choosing AIMS. Oluwasegun: Before coming to AIMS, I pursued my undergraduate studies at the Adekinle Ajasin University in Nigeria, where I earned a […]

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AIMS and BWi host first collaborative virtual research conference

 The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with Baden-Württemberg International hosted the first-ever Research virtual workshop that took place on 20 and 21 April. The workshop aimed at bringing German and African scientists and researchers together to discuss how digitalization contributes to more resilient global health with an overarching goal of facing global […]

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#AlumofWeek – Chiekh Mbaye, AIMS Senegal’13

This week from the AIMS Senegal class of 2013, Cheikh Mbaye takes us on a journey into his life after AIMS. Q: Tell us about your academic journey before AIMS. Cheikh: Before joining AIMS, I had obtained a Bachelor’s and a Master’s in fundamental mathematics and computer science at the Gaston Berger University in Senegal. […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Ayda Kagambo, AIMS Tanzania’15

Ayda Kagambo, a Risk Assurance Consultant at PwC Kenya, graduated from AIMS Tanzania in 2015. She takes us through her post-AIMS journey. Q: How did you first hear about AIMS? Ayda: Prior to joining AIMS, I took my BSc in Actuarial Sciences at the University of Dar es Salaam. The person who introduced me to […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Seth Kurankyi Asante, AIMS Ghana’13

This week, we make a stop at AIMS Ghana to catch up with Theoretical Physicist and AIMS alumnus Seth Kurankyi Asante. Q: Tell us about yourself Seth: I started my undergraduate studies at the University of Ghana in 2007. In my first year, I studied a combination of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and computer science. I […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Sehouevi Mawuton David Agoungbome, AIMS Senegal ‘17

Our #AlumoftheWeek emerged as runner-up in a poster presentation at this year’s American Meteorological Society annual meeting #AMS101. His winning presentation is titled “Changes in the Rainfall Pattern in the Semi-Arid Zone of West Africa: a focus on dry spells occurrence during the Growing Season.” We introduce to you Sehouevi Mawuton David Agoungbome, an AIMS […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Dorcas Attuabea Addo, AIMS Ghana’15

Dorcas Attuabea Addo is an AIMS Ghana 2015 alumna who calls her admission into AIMS a miracle. We take a deep dive into her journey to learn more about the five years she spent at home before gaining admission into a tertiary institution and her progress after AIMS on this week’s #AlumoftheWeek. Q: Tell us […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Dr Woldegebriel Assefa Woldegerima, AIMS Cameroon’14

We make a stop in Ethiopia this week to speak with Dr Woldegebriel Assefa Woldegerima, AIMS Cameroon Alumnus, 2014. Q: Tell us about yourself and your time at AIMS Assefa: I graduated with a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education from Bahir Dar University in Ethiopia. Then I got sponsored by the Ethiopian Ministry of […]

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#AlumoftheWeek — Dr Nourridine Siewe, AIMS South Africa’12

This week from Cameroon, Dr. Nourridine Siewe takes us on a reflective tour of his time at AIMS South Africa. Q: Tell us about yourself and your time at AIMS Nourridine: I was already what some might call “advanced” before AIMS. I was privileged to have completed a BSc and an MSc in mathematics from […]

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AIMS Rwanda Partners with iSQl

Kigali, March 8th 2021 – The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Rwanda (AIMS Rwanda) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the International Software Quality Institute GmbH (iSQl) to provide a framework for the deliverance of various iSQl certifications, facilitate networking with international IT organisations, as well as joint marketing and public engagement initiatives. […]

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South Africa’s National Research Foundation Joins the Next Einstein Forum as a Member

Delhi, India, 25 May 2016 The Next Einstein Forum (NEF), Africa’s global forum for science, is pleased to announce that South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) has joined the Next Einstein Forum as member. The NRF, with the generous support of South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology, joins the NEF’s scientific community of practice, […]

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Commonwealth Science Conference 2017

Applications closing date: 7 June 2016 This scheme is for scientists to attend the Royal Society Commonwealth Science Conference in Singapore in June 2017. Following the success of the 2014 Commonwealth Science Conference, the Royal Society and National Research Foundation, Singapore, are working together to organise the next Commonwealth Science Conference in Singapore on 13-16 […]

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IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowships – Call for Nominations from Developing Countries

The International Mathematical Union (IMU), with the assistance of FIMU and TWAS is launching a fellowship program to support postgraduate studies, in a developing country, leading to a PhD degree in the mathematical sciences. The IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowships offer a limited number of grants for excellent students from developing countries. Professional mathematicians are invited to […]

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Call for Abstracts: SASA 2016 – 4th International Scientific Conference

The Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa (SASA) invites faculty, researchers, Practitioners, Policy Stake Holders and Students from all science research and education disciplines to submit abstracts and proposals for plenary and concurrent scientific sessions at the 4th Annual SASA International Conference under the theme: Advancing Africa’s Sustainable Development Through Science, Technology and […]

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Call for Applications: CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program

Opportunity deadline: 2 May 2016 The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) invites outstanding early-career researchers to join one of nine research programs which address some of the most complex challenges facing the world today. The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides funding and support to help successful applicants build their research network and develop essential skills at […]

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Call for Abstracts: SASA 2016 – 4th International Scientific Conference

The Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa (SASA) invites faculty, researchers, Practitioners, Policy Stake Holders and Students from all science research and education disciplines to submit abstracts and proposals for plenary and concurrent scientific sessions at the 4th Annual SASA International Conference under the theme: Advancing Africa’s Sustainable Development Through Science, Technology and […]

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Call for Applications: CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program

Opportunity deadline: 2 May 2016 The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) invites outstanding early-career researchers to join one of nine research programs which address some of the most complex challenges facing the world today. The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides funding and support to help successful applicants build their research network and develop essential skills at […]

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Call for Submissions: JRC Capacity Building Workshop

Opportunity closing date: 29 April 2016 The International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) is a collaborative platform for policy exchange, capacity building and research across diverse global science advisory organisations and national systems. The network aims to enhance the global science-policy interface to improve the potential for evidence-informed policy formation at both national and […]

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Research and Innovation, Acceleration in Senegal: AIMS-Senegal and Nadji.Bi Signed a Partnership Convention!

The pan-African Start-Up Nadji.Bi Group, one the major african-based leaders in the Off-Grid Solar solutions industry, and AIMS-Senegal (African Institute for Mathematical Sciences), a pan-African institute for post-graduate training and research in mathematical sciences, and part of the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative, just signed a partnership convention. These two Senegalese and […]

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Rencontre internationale 2016 du Next Einstein Forum – Déclaration de Dakar

PRÉAMBULE Nous, Chefs d’Etat et de Gouvernement, Nous, représentants de plus de 80 pays, de plus de 500 personnalités, de plus de 100 Organisations, de la communauté scientifique, de l’industrie, de la société civile, des média, des décideurs de tous les continents, notamment d’Afrique, réunis à Dakar, Sénégal, à l’occasion de la Rencontre internationale 2016 du NEF, coorganisée […]

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Next Einstein Forum and IBM Research Launch Visiting Scientist Program

IBM Research and The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) have joined forces to promote the future of African scientific talent and advance the continent’s knowledge economy. The two organizations have signed a collaboration agreement through which 5 NEF Fellows will become visiting IBM scientists at IBM’s global network of research labs. The program is designed to […]

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The ‘Next Einstein’? She’s from Africa

Back in 2008, South African physicist Neil Turok gave a speech in which he declared his wish that the next Einstein would be from Africa. It was a rallying call for investment in maths and physics research in Africa. The “Next Einstein” slogan became a mission for the organisation Neil Turok had founded to bring […]

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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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#TeachersMatter – Honore Dukuzumuremyi

Passionate, dedicated and hardworking teachers make a huge impact in our society. With a big heart, they impart knowledge, skills, and lifelong values. They immensely contribute to nation building. Our #TeachersMatter! […]

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#TeacherMatter – Sylvie M Ingabire

Passionate, dedicated and hardworking teachers make a huge impact in our society. With a big heart, they impart knowledge, skills, and lifelong values. They immensely contribute to nation building. Our #TeachersMatter! Share with us the name of teacher who has had the most positive impact on your life. […]

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#TeachersMatter – Betty Nshizirungu

Passionate, dedicated and hardworking teachers make a huge impact in our society. With a big heart, they impart knowledge, skills, and lifelong values. They immensely contribute to nation building. Our #TeachersMatter! […]

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#TeachersMatter – Pacifique Ndayisaba

Passionate, dedicated and hardworking teachers make a huge impact in our society. With a big heart, they impart knowledge, skills, and lifelong values. They immensely contribute to nation building. Our #TeachersMatter! […]

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AIMS – Rwanda Graduation 2018 – Hon. Minister Dr. Eugene Mutimura

Remarks from Rwanda’s Minister of Education Dr. Eugene Mutimura’s on behalf of the Government Rwanda to AIMS Rwanda 2018 graduates, recognising AIMS strategic partnership as one of the key strategies to help capacity building in science and technology in support of Rwanda’s social and economic growth. […]

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AIMS – Rwanda Graduation 2018 – Prof. Manasse Mbonye

A message from AIMS Rwanda graduation keynote speaker, Prof. Manasse Mbonye, Executive Secretary, National Council for Science and Technology – Rwanda. […]

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AIMS – Rwanda Graduation 2018 – Ms. Mwasi Mboya Paza

“We joined 35 strangers but we’ve left 35 family members. We don’t know what the future looks like but we’ve got to find what we love & in this, we find purpose”, remarks from student representative, Mwasi Mboya Paza. […]

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NEF 2018 Global Gathering Highlight Reel

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#NEF2018 Opening Ceremony Kigali, 26 March 2018

With his inspiring and motivational opening remarks, Prof. Neil Turok (AIMS Founder), set the tone for the NEF Global Gathering 2018 opening ceremony. He encouraged African countries and African Scientists to cooperate in order to lead the next Scientific revolution by making consistent, progressive, innovative and sustainable advancements in Sciences. […]

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INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS IN SCIENCE 2019

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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. Find out more here https://nexteinstein.org/blog/201… […]

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AIMS Senegal 2017 2018 Cohort

AIMS Senegal welcomes the class of 2018. […]

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