Kigali, July 15 2020 – The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) will hold a virtual ceremony to honour 162 graduates (38% women) from 29 African countries, recipients of the AIMS Master’s in Mathematical Sciences. Featuring a commencement address by Professor Neil Turok, AIMS Founder and Board Chair, the ceremony will celebrate the graduates of the AIMS Structured Master’s Program from AIMS Cameroon (32), AIMS Ghana (44), AIMS Rwanda (37), AIMS Senegal (10) and AIMS South Africa (39). Africa’s youth are at the heart of the AIMS innovation and transformation ecosystem, with an alumni community now totalling over 2000.
“We are pleased to welcome another cohort of promising leaders and problem-solvers into the AIMS alumni community. To bring our vision to fruition, we design and implement programs which are beneficial to Africa’s youth, shaping them as independent thinkers, capable of innovating and tackling the continent’s challenges. We are positive that their future achievements will be emblematic of the impact of our unique AIMS model and the capabilities of home-grown talent”, said Lydie Hakizimana, AIMS CEO.
The 10-month Structured Master’s Program provides a firm grounding in end-to-end skills, from problem formulation, estimation, prioritization and generally applicable mathematical and computing methods in big data, computer security, climate science, financial mathematics and related fields, to clear and concise scientific report writing. The aim is to equip students with the tools and confidence for policy analysis and decision making. With lecturers from top universities and research labs from around the world, AIMS centres offer a fully-funded Master’s in Mathematical Sciences, including a co-operative option with a direct link to industry, the African Master’s of Machine Intelligence and various short training programs.
Founded in 2003, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for post-graduate training in mathematical sciences, research and public engagement in STEM. With centres in South Africa, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon and Rwanda, AIMS is leading Africa’s socio-economic transformation through innovative scientific training, cutting-edge research, strategic foresight and policy design. With expertly tailored academic and non-academic programs spanning through industry engagement, research and teacher training, AIMS equally created two critical initiatives: Quantum Leap Africa to prepare the continent for the coming quantum revolution and the Next Einstein Forum to propel Africa on to the global scientific stage.
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