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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 – Oyakhilome Wallace Ibhagui, an AIMS South Africa ’10 Alumnus

He heard about AIMS in the final year of his undergraduate studies in Nigeria. However, he didn’t make it on his first attempt. Currently working as a Macro Fixed Income Strategist at the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group, Oyakhilome Wallace Ibhagui of AIMS South Africa 2010 takes us through his time at […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Rockefeller, an AIMS Senegal ’16 Alumnus

Rockefeller, an AIMS Senegal alumnus, is originally from Cameroon and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Data Science at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He is also an alumnus of the AIMS-ESMT IIP and a Ph.D. researcher in the AIMS Doctoral Training Program. In this week’s edition of the #AlumoftheWeek series, Rockefeller shares with us […]

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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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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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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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#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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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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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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#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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