African science institute unveils Kigali campus, to help grow industries

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The African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) launched its campus in Rwanda — the sixth on the continent — with a special focus on developing scientific innovation and research needed to plug industrialisation gaps.

Lack of scientific and technological capacities has been identified as one of the reasons Africa continues to lose value on its resources through export of raw materials instead of processed goods.

The institute believes that the next Albert Einstein could be from Africa, a goal they continue to pursue through the Next Albert Einstein initiative.

“Real transformation in Africa can only happen by developing scientific and technological capacities, this is why we are pleased that Aims is taking on this role,” said President Paul Kagame, during the launch.

Aims, in partnership with the Rwanda government, plans to launch Quantum Leap Africa in Kigali — a world class centre for scientific research and innovation.

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