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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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Pictorial: “AIMS Science Run” rallies support for Rwanda Village Math’s Tourneys

The latest edition of Kigali’s twice a month ‘Car Free Sundays’ helped create awareness on mathematics training, as hundreds of people joined the maiden “AIMS Science Run”whose objective was to raise funds to support “AIMS TTP village based math’s tournaments” in Rwanda. The run was organized by the AIMS Teacher Training Programme (TTP) in partnership with […]

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Why Big Data Matters to High-Level Decision Making in Rwanda

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI)’s Industry Initiative (AII)  in collaboration with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is implementing a two-year project titled: Harnessing Big Data to meet the Sustainable Development Goals – Building Capacity in the Global South. The aim is to increase capacity in data science and […]

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AIMS Industry Initiative Seeks to Boost Data Science Skills of African Professionals

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences-Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) with support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) recently initiated a Big Data for Development Short Course Program (BD4D-SCP) in order to boost capacity in data science, particularly, big data analytics. A number of short-courses are in the pipeline to boost the BD4D project’s capacity […]

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AIMS Students and Alumni Undergo Innovation Training

Twelve innovative ideas were recently pitched before a jury at the AIMS Rwanda Center in Kigali,Rwanda as part of the AIMS-managed Mastercard Foundation Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fund (MCF-SIEF). For six weeks, 12 teams of AIMS Mastercard Foundation Scholars and alumni were taken through the paces of design thinking for social innovation and entrepreneurship. Impact […]

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37 Students from 13 African countries graduate with AIMS Master’s in Mathematical Sciences

Kigali, Rwanda, 21 June, 2019-A decision by the government of Rwanda to support the establishment of an African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Center of Excellence in 2016, is helping build the country’s profile as a STEM-education hub; today, 37 students from 13 African countries, graduated with the highly acclaimed AIMS Master’s in Mathematical Sciences. […]

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AIMS Graduate Makes Impact at Rwanda Revenue Authority with Programming Skills

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)’s AIMS Industry Initiative signed a five-year partnership with the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) to maximise opportunities for the mathematical sciences to contribute to Rwanda’s economy through human capital, knowledge transfer and applied research. As part of the agreement, the RRA will provide AIMS graduates with internships and employment […]

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AIMS Alumnus Abdo Elnaser Degoot creates Model to improve vaccine design efficiency

African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS Alumnus) Abdoelnaser Degoot graduated with a PhD in applied Math’sfrom the University of KwaZulu Natalin April 2019. “He joins a growing list of AIMS alumni who have received a PhD degree and of whom we’re rightly proud,”said his Supervisor, Dr. Wilfred Ndifon, Professor of Theoretical Biologyand Director of Research […]

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AIMS Graduate Secures Ecobank Rwanda’s Internal Systems

Eugene Tuyizere obtained a Master of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences specializing in Computer Science/Information Technology at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Cameroon and credits that experience for coping with responsibilities at Ecobank Rwanda where he is currently working as an Information Systems Controller at Ecobank Rwanda, courtesy of the AIMS Industrial Initiative […]

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AIMS Graduate Excels at Ecobank Rwanda

Jeannette Mukamahame Gahunga,one of the first African Institute for Mathematical Sciences -Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) graduates to put her skills to work at Ecobank Rwanda following a partnership agreement between the two organisations said that the skills she gained in her studies have allowed her to cope in her new role. Gahunga, a former Mastercard […]

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Mozilla’s Borchert visits AIMS, pledges future collaboration

The Mozilla Chief Innovation Officer Katharina Borchert visited the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Centre in Rwanda and held talks with Academy President Prof. Dr. Sam Yala and AIMS Global Director of Advancement and Partnerships,Mathias Goldstein. Borchert, who was in Kigali to attend the Transform Africa Summit was taken on a campus tour after […]

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MCF Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fund (MCF-SIEF) seeks to spark Innovation Among AIMS Alumni and Scholars

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences- Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) in partnership with Mastercard Foundation launched the Mastercard Foundation Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fund (MCF- SIEF), an initiative that seeks to influence AIMS scholars and alumni to be innovative. The aim of the MCF-SIEF is to bridge the gap between scholars’ ideas and the lack […]

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AIMS at the Canadian Women in STEM conference.

AIMS was proud to be able to support the African and Canadian Women in STEM conference in Ottawa, Canada on March 25, 2019. The ‘challenges and opportunities for the women in STEM’ conference was organized within the broader framework of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science and the International Women’s Day celebrations. […]

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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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The AUC and AIMS Sign Agreement to Strengthen the Teaching and Learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) In Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, The African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) on the African continent. The signing took place at the headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, […]

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"One of the lessons we're learning from #COVID19 is that having an excellent scientific base helps to respond to #African problems including pandemics," Prof Wilfred Ndifon, our Chief Scientific Officer. Learn how #mathematics provides guidance in the efficient use of resources. https://t.co/m5jyrjDr6o
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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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