But for me, Mr. Mandela’s greatest legacy won’t be his strength of character, or his capacity for forgiveness, or his towering intellect, or his passion for our homeland. What was most striking about him was his passion for education. He said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Read
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Alumni stole the show at a recent panel discussion - Will the next Einstein be from Africa? - in Canada’s national capital, Ottawa. The event was part of a 10th anniversary celebration and took place in the nondescript headquarters of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) tucked in behind the stately Bank of Canada on Nov. 7. IDRC is one of AIMS’ biggest financial supporters. Read
A branding workshop for AIMS was held on Friday, November 15, 2013 in Wiesbaden, Germany. Fifteen participants, including Senior Management from South Africa, Senegal, Tanzania, Ghana, the Advancement chapters in the UK, Nordic countries, Canada and Germany and members of the AIMS-NEI Global Secretariat participated in the workshop Read
AIMS-South Africa (AIMS-SA) has honoured its second group of South African students at a special Recognition of Achievement Ceremony which was held at the Institute in Muizenberg on 19 November 2013 where the success of seven students was acknowledged. Since opening in 2003, AIMS has been challenged to attract South Africans onto its core programme, now a Master’s Degree which normally starts in August. By introducing a January intake, which suits the South African academic year, the Institute now enrols students from all over the country. Read
In the presence of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, AIMS chairman and founder Prof. Neil Turok and executive director Thierry Zomahoun celebrated AIMS alumni at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier with an event hosted by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The Government of Canada is one of AIMS’ largest financial supporters through IDRC. Read
AIMS mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela, our hero and statesman.