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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 – Berthine Nyunga Mpinda, South Africa’19 and AMMI Ghana ’20

On this week’s #AlumoftheWeek, we catch up with AIMS South Africa ’19 and AMMI Ghana ’20 alumna Berthine Nyunga Mpinda from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Mastercard Foundation Scholar and AIMS-ESMT Industry Immersion Program alumna is currently a Tutor at AIMS Cameroon. Q: Tell us about your journey before AIMS. Berthine: Before coming to […]

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The Timely Launch of the African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) in Africa

Today, close to 200 young Africans have graduated from the African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) since its launch in October 2018. AIMS, in partnership with Google and Facebook, created AMMI. The fully-funded one-year intensive graduate program provides brilliant young Africans with state-of-the-art training in machine learning and its applications. The program’s birth came as […]

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Improving rural smallholder farmers’ harvest through bespoke digital financial products

Most rural households in Zambia depend on small-scale agriculture for sustenance. The households use simple cultivation technology to produce staple foods (e.g., maize and tubers) within a farming system delineated by low productivity and low income. The low productivity and income result from poor use of farm inputs and weak capacity to manage farming risks […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Muthe Mathias, AIMS Tanzania’16

This week’s edition of #AlumOfTheWeek is all about Muthe Mathias, AIMS Tanzania’16 alumnus, and PhD Researcher at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS)! Q: Tell us about your journey before AIMS. Muthe: At the primary level, I had some talented friends who excelled in arithmetic far more than I did. Like other younger maths aspiring […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Sahadatu Larabu, AIMS SA’20

From the AIMS South Africa’20 cohort, we catch up with Sahadatu Larabu, also an AIMS-ESMT IIP’20 Fellow and a Mastercard Foundation scholar, as she takes us on a journey into her experiences at AIMS and life thereafter. She is currently a Data Scientist and a Finance Intern at the Mastercard Foundation. Q: Tell us about […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Salomon KABONGO KABENAMUALU, AIMS SA’19 & AIMS AMMI’20

We head off to Central Africa from the west coast to catch up with AIMS South Africa’19, AIMS AMMI’20 alumnus, and a Mastercard Foundation scholar Salomon Kabongo Kabenamualu. Currently a PhD Student at the Leibniz University of Hannover in Germany, he shares his scientific journey on this week’s edition of #AlumoftheWeek! Q: Kindly walk us […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Andry Naivo Ramanambelo ANDRIAMANANJARA, AIMS Rwanda’18

Making a stop in “the Red Island” nation – Madagascar, we take a look into Andry Naivo Ramanambelo’s journey from the University of Antananarivo to AIMS and life thereafter on this week’s edition of #AlumoftheWeek. Q: Kindly walk us through your academic journey before coming to AIMS. Andry: I read mathematics at the University of […]

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The AIMS Ghana Leavers’ Week Hackathon

The AIMS Ghana Leavers’ Week Hackathon was designed to equip students with the necessary skills to tackle real-life problems. The hackathon was explicitly limited to the design thinking strategies that aid practical analysis and idea sourcing for solutions to challenges. It was also a moment to create a space for alumni to interact with soon […]

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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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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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AU, AIMS partner to strengthen Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Africa

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, Ethiopia. Emmanuel Onyango/ […]

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Experts debate urgency of investing in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in Africa

In the last decade, Africa has experienced unprecedented economic growth and some of the continent’s industries – retailing, manufacturing, banking, telecommunications, construction and private investment – are booming. But as Africa undergoes unprecedented transformation and growth, challenges such as the impacts of climate change on economic sectors like agriculture, the spread of disease and the […]

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Mathematicians denounce SA xenophobia

The African Institute for Mathematical Science (AIMS) has condemned recent attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa.The organisation said the xenophobia had caused irreparable damage to the country. AIMS founder, Professor Neil Turok, said he was deeply shocked and saddened by the recent violence. “It is clear that there are deeper socio-economic catalysts that have […]

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Mathematicians denounce SA xenophobia

The African Institute for Mathematical Science (AIMS) has condemned recent attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa.The organisation said the xenophobia had caused irreparable damage to the country. AIMS founder, Professor Neil Turok, said he was deeply shocked and saddened by the recent violence. “It is clear that there are deeper socio-economic catalysts that have brought […]

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Will the Next Einstein Be a Woman from Cameroon?

This year’s Pi Day is particularly special because not only is it 3.14, but it’s 3.1415. This only happens once every century! We say that’s all the more reason to celebrate brilliant female mathematicians that are contributing solutions to global challenges. Around the world, women only represent 30% of researchers, but these four women are […]

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Cedric Villani: ‘Mathematics is about progress and adventure and emotion”

“It’s a project of the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences,” he says via a crackly line. “I go every year and teach. I have a link as well with Algeria because my parents were born there. But anyway, I also consider it part of life, to do such cooperative things. And Africa is such a […]

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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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A glimpse into AIMS Rwanda

We give you a look into our AIMS Rwanda centre. AIMS Rwanda is located in Remera, a suburb of Kigali, KN 3, Remera Sector. […]

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AIMS Ecosystem

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Kenyan Uncovers Antituberculosis Plants

One major obstacle newly qualified African PhD holders face is to find opportunities to continue their research. To help overcome this, the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, part of the University of Ghana in Accra, has established a one-year postdoctoral programme for Africa’s next generation of medical research leaders. The idea is to equip […]

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Highlights of the NEF Global Gathering 2016 – Day 2

This is the highlights of the Day two of the NEF Global Gathering. Beyond conversations, the NEF Global Gathering 2016, has issued a strong call for business investment in African science and government policies that will fuel research and innovation. Global leaders looked at issues that can be advanced by frontier science like infrastructure, STEM potential and scientific entrepreneurship. […]

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Highlights of the NEF Global Gathering 2016 – Day 1

This is the highlights of the day one of the NEF Global Gathering 2016. This NEF Presidential Panel has initiated a global conversation examining how African countries can create a strong STEM ecosystem to solve the global challenges of society with science-based solutions and create incentives to attract and retain African STEM talent. […]

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AIMS Global Alumni Reunion

Bilingual version of the video (with French subtitles) […]

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AIMS for Africa Movie

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence that enables Africa’s brightest students to become innovators that propel scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. […]

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