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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 – Kenneth Dadedzi, AIMS South Africa’14

We make a stop this week at AIMS South Africa as we catch up with Dr. Kenneth Dadedzi from Ghana. Q: Tell us about your time at AIMS Kenneth: Prior to AIMS, I earned a BSc in mathematics and statistics at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Ghana. I was fortunate to serve as a […]

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AlumoftheWeek – Jeannette M. Gahunga, AIMS Cameroon’17

This week, we caught up with AIMS Cameroon alumna and Mastercard Foundation Scholar Jeannette M. Gahunga from Rwanda! Q: Tell us about your time at AIMS     Jeannette: Before joining AIMS, I undertook my undergraduate studies at the College of Science and Technology at the University of Rwanda, where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Olatunji Olugoke Johnson – AIMS Tanzania’16

This week, we caught up with AIMS Tanzania alum, Olatunji Olugoke Johnson from Nigeria! Q: Tell us about your journey at AIMS. Johnson: I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Statistics at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Nigeria, graduating with a First Class and at the top of my class. I first heard about […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Deborah Dormah Kanubala – AIMS Senegal’19 & AMMI Ghana’20

As the world celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11), we are seizing the moment to profile an up and coming young woman in science who inspires hope for the next generation of leaders in STEM. Meet Deborah Dormah Kanubala, AIMS Senegal (Co-op), AIMS Ghana (AMMI) alumna and Mastercard Foundation […]

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#AlumoftheWeek — Fadekemi Janet Osaye — AIMS Ghana, 2013

When the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) came into existence in 2003, the institute’s vision was hinged on driving Africa’s development by investing in the continent’s youth. Worded “to lead the transformation of Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries which benefit the whole of society,” the AIMS vision is relevant […]

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AIMS alumnus wins the 2020 Kaura Award

The Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM) of the University of British Columbia (UBC) has awarded the 2020 “Dr Deepak Kaura” Award in the Mathematics of Medicine to Sarafa Iyaniwura, a PhD student at UBC and alumnus of AIMS South Africa, in recognition of his work using mathematics to study complex biological systems.  Sarafa is working […]

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African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Partners with KCB Bank Rwanda

Kigali, September 9 2020 – The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) has partnered with KCB Bank Rwanda to provide a framework for the implementation of activities to accelerate the economic and digital transformation of Africa, by driving youth participation in the development of innovative digital financial solutions. The partnership will leverage initiatives of common […]

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AIMS Cameroon and Mastercard Foundation Run Online Innovation Challenge.

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation recently held a social innovation competition for current AIMS Mastercard scholars and alumni at AIMS Cameroon under its Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fund (MCF – SIEF). The program which took place on 2-9 August 2020 is aimed at equipping members of the […]

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AIMS Alumnus impacts the needy in Reno

Blaize Akanaab Abuntori from Ghana is contributing to the fight against COVID-19. An AIMS Cameroon, Mastercard Foundation Scholar alumnus, Blaize is currently a PhD student at the University of Nevada, who hands out healthy burritos to people without stable shelter in downtown Reno. Read more about his community work. […]

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AIMS Alumnus at the service of his community during the COVID-19 outbreak

Shamsuddeen Ibrahim founded the Numeracy Aid Foundation (NAF) in Yola City, Adamawa State, Nigeria. Formerly known as Shamsuddeen Ibrahim Numeracy Foundation (SINF), the foundation fosters interest and knowledge of numeracy and other related fields among underprivileged children in Nigeria and other African countries. NAF is especially beneficial to children at the elementary level of education […]

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Harnessing home-grown talent for the advancement of Africa

In line with the 2020 theme Youth Engagement for Global Action, we highlight the work of some of our alumni who are making an impact in their communities. […]

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AIMS Teaching Training Program rolls out Math’s Clinic in Rwanda

On 13th October 2018, the AIMS Teacher Training Program in Rwanda, in partnership with Mastercard Foundation’s Leaders in Teaching Program, launched its public engagement activity, the Math’s Clinic in Kayumbu, Kamonyi District. The Math’s Clinic forms part of the community outreach and public engagement efforts of the program to bring together various stakeholders to dialogue […]

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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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Two stand-out models of physics education and outreach in South Africa

“AIMS for development – The African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is an increasingly popular option at the postgraduate level. The first of now six centers on the continent was established in Muizenberg (near Cape Town) in 2003 by South African native and mathematical physicist Neil Turok, now director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics […]

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STEM courses crucial to nation’s technological advancement

Daily, groups and individuals continue to reiterate that unless Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education was given the deserved attention, society’s development will not happen at the pace and depth it should. As this call for action gathers steam, contemporary schools are continuously searching for the best solutions to make teaching and learning not […]

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AIMS Founder and Chairman conferred honorary doctorate in Science from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU)  (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) conferred an honorary doctoral degree on Neil Turok, acclaimed physicist and founder of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, in recognition of his significant and ground-breaking contributions to theoretical physics and support for mathematical sciences in South Africa. Turok received the honourary doctorate in science honoris causa at an NMMU […]

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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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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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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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