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Canadian connection to quest for African Einstein delivering a deluge of beautiful minds with Ottawa’s support

Ottawa, Ontario (October 1) – The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, or AIMS, arrived on Parliament Hill this week with a stunning update on its Next Einstein Initiative. Though the next prodigy still eludes, with Canada’s help AIMS has produced an impressive array of more than 731 graduates from 41 African nations with more than 30 per cent of these scholars being women. AIMS Chairman and Founder Prof. Neil Turok and President and Chief Executive Officer Thierry Zomahoun celebrated with a special update for parliamentarians and diplomats at an event on Parliament Hill. “We are proud of what we’ve accomplished,” says Zomahoun. “Next year we expect to graduate our 1000th scholar and with continued Canadian support we are proving that together we can make a difference creating a new generation of scientists in Africa.” Read

ESMT bringing African students to study in Germany

ESMT European School of Management and Technology is partnering with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) to enable highly qualified African graduates to study for the Master’s in Management degree starting on September 9, 2014 at ESMT in Berlin, Germany. Supported by ESMT as a Kofi Annan Fellow, the young Kenyan Nelly Kasei Ogonda will join the new 22-month degree program designed for individuals with an analytical background in the sciences who are looking to transition into management. Read

Next Einstein Initiative to expand to Tanzania following Signing Ceremony in Dar es Salaam

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences - Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) have signed an agreement with the government of Tanzania to open the latest AIMS centre of excellence for postgraduate training, research and outreach at a ceremony at the Ministry offices in the capital. Prof. Sifuni Mchome, Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT), signed on behalf of the government of the United Republic of Tanzania, while Thierry Zomahoun, President, signed on behalf of AIMS-NEI. Read

AIMS ARETÉ Junior Chairs programme launched in collaboration with the AIMS – Next Einstein Initiative and the Robert Bosch Stiftung

AIMS ARETÉ Junior Chairs programme launched in collaboration with the AIMS – Next Einstein Initiative and the Robert Bosch Stiftung Bringing back Africa’s own talent – A bright African scientist returns to Africa: AIMS ARETÉ Junior Chairs programme launched in collaboration with the AIMS – Next Einstein Initiative and the Robert Bosch Stiftung. Read

AIMS-South Africa 2014 Graduation

49 students from 20 different African countries received their Master's Degree in Mathematical Sciences from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) at a graduation ceremony at the Muizenberg Pavilion on Wednesday 25 June 2014.
The guest speaker was former South African President the honourable Kgalema Motlanthe. Read

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