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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

In Memoriam: Prof. Hayman Russel Botman (1953-2014)

It is with profound sadness that we learnt of the passing of one of AIMS’ strongest supporters, academic advisors and board members, Prof. Russel Botman, in Stellenbosch, South Africa on June 27, 2014. Without the support of Russel, AIMS and the Next Einstein Initiative would not be what it is today. Russel was particularly instrumental in advising and ensuring the AIMS Global Secretariat came to fruition with the support of Stellenbosch University, and thereby ensuring the growth of the AIMS network across the continent. Read

AIMS delegation impresses Tanzanian President in advance of fifth centre opening

A high profile delegation from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences - Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) had an audience with H.E. Jakaya Kikwete, President of Tanzania, and his Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Shukuru Kawambwa on May 30 in Toronto following the Canadian Summit on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. Read

AIMS Announces the Small Research Grant Program for Alumni

The continuous professional growth of AIMS students and alumni remains a top priority for the AIMS network. With generous support from the government of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and within the framework of the AIMS Research for Africa Project, AIMS is pleased to launch the AIMS Small Research Grant Program, a five-year grant program that will provide the opportunity for students and Alumni to conduct individual research projects. Read

The AIMS Network Welcomes Dr Wilfred Ndifon and Dr Gaston Mazandu into the AIMS Research Community

With generous support from the government of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and within the framework of the AIMS’ Research for Africa Project, the AIMS network is pleased to welcome Dr Wilfred Ndifon and Dr Gaston Mazandu to the AIMS research team. Working from both AIMS-Ghana and AIMS-South Africa as their base, the two researchers will collaborate as Joint AIMS Career Development Research Chairs in Quantitative Immunology and Bioinformatics, a research area with relevance to some pertinent diseases in Africa like influenza, tuberculosis and malaria. Read

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