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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 – 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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#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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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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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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#DidYouKnow that you still have 12 days to join AIMS World Class Master in Mathematical Sciences? If you hold a 4-year degree in mathematics or any science and engineering discipline with a significant mathematics component, apply here:
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#Upcoming #webinar with Professor @jd_mathbio

Topic: Dynamical Models of Disease Spread
Date : 30 March 2023
Time : 10:30 am - 11: 30 am (GMT+2)
Webinar Registration Link: https://t.co/CDSjy96xbR https://t.co/1cjiI3YSHe
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Exciting news! Bending Spoons and AIMS officially launch scholarship for 5 outstanding African STEM students to improve accessibility to top-notch education as part of the Next Einstein initiative.

To apply: https://t.co/6zdE1kCXzH https://t.co/ZO7f4VLO0e
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Are you passionate about making a difference in the fight against #Malaria? Only 1 day left to apply for the fully-funded #PhD program in #MalariaModeling offered by @MaModAfrica Consortium.

Apply now at https://t.co/tanQcYYAZj

Deadline on 17 March 2023. https://t.co/Ufc3xR3YWx
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Do you have innovative solutions on how to tackle hunger, improve food security and strengthen food systems in Rwanda? Apply for the IGNITE Food Systems Challenge.
Apply here: https://t.co/8U3B7ZLfcf
Deadline: 31st March 2023 https://t.co/bG2S4fsbnw
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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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