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AIMS Founder and Chairman Conferred Honourary Doctorate

Turok received the honourary doctorate in science honoris causa at an NMMU convocation ceremony on April 9. “I am amazed and honoured to receive this degree,” Turok said in his address to the convocation. “The opportunity to associate with a university with such a strong spirit was one I couldn’t pass up.” Read

AIMS Executive Director calls for uncommon approach to STEM education

Thierry Zomahoun made an impassioned plea to shake up the status quo when it comes to educating youth in math and science. He did this as a panelist during a round table discussion about Africa’s emerging centres of excellence, such as AIMS, at the University of Michigan in the United States. “Einstein said that excellence is doing a common thing in uncommon ways,” Zomahoun reminded the audience. “We must broaden the traditional methods we use to teach these subjects and add entrepreneurship skills and applied problem-solving that address Africa and the world’s development needs.” Read

AIMS Executive Director to argue the merits of STEM education in Africa

Executive Director Thierry Zomahoun will travel to the Great Lakes State, Michigan, on April 1 to attend the University of Michigan’s Third Biennial Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-Africa Conference titled Effective U.S. Strategies for African STEM Collaborations, Capacity Building and Diaspora Engagement. The conference will last four days, feature more than 60 speakers and panelists and cover the latest on STEM education partnerships and growth, as well as African Diaspora participation at US institutions of higher education. Read

Higher Education in Science and Technology Critical for Africa’s Future

"I welcome the commitment to strengthen and mobilise resources for building capacity in science and technology, in our pursuit of Africa’s socio-economic transformation,” said H.E. President Paul Kagame. “Our collective commitment must be followed by concrete action to drive innovation for the development of our people and our continent." Read

Press Release: Official Launch of AIMS-Cameroon

Yaoundé, Cameroon (February 19) – Some of the most influential minds in physics and mathematics have joined the Chancellor of the University of Ottawa and previous Governor General of Canada Michaëlle Jean and Prime Minister Philémon Yang in Cameroon’s capital city, Yaoundé, to launch a unique training program that teaches the best and brightest students from across the continent in search for the next Einstein in Africa. Read

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