Waterloo University Centre of Education in Mathematics and Computing visits AIMS Rwanda to discuss partnership to improve mathematics teaching

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From 29th October to 3rd November 2018, a delegation from the University of Waterloo’s Centre of Education in Mathematics and Computing (CMEC) led by Professor J.P. Pretti visited AIMS Rwanda. CMEC is one of Canada’s largest outreach organizations in mathematics and computer science. The center focuses on increasing interest, enjoyment, confidence, and ability in mathematics and computer science among learners …

Canadian Minister of International Development visits AIMS and meets Women in Climate Science Fellows

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16 November 2018 – On Tuesday, the Honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie visited AIMS Rwanda with a delegation including Mrs. Leslie Norton, Assistant Deputy Minister, Africa, at Global Affairs Canada. The visit began with a tour of the AIMS Rwanda campus led by AIMS Rwanda Chief Operating Officer, Boris Degan, and discussion about the academic program …

New academic year starts at AIMS Rwanda

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AIMS Rwanda welcomed 48 new students including 16 women from 16 countries. The centre also welcomed five tutors, including two women. “AIMS Rwanda is excited to launch its third academic year. This year, AIMS Rwanda expands the academic program to include the Mathematical Sciences for Climate Science stream. The climate sciences stream will equip students with the skills and knowledge to …

New academic year starts at AIMS Senegal

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With backgrounds in mathematics, engineering, physics, computer science, as well as actuarial science, the AIMS Senegal 2018/2019 cohort comprises of 43 students including 15 women from 17 countries. Eighteen joined the Taught Master’s program and twenty-five students joined the co-op stream. Dr. Youssef Travaly, AIMS Senegal President had some words of encouragement for the students: “Our training will equip you …

New academic year starts at AIMS South Africa

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This year, AIMS South Africa has welcomed 40 students, including 16 women from 17 African countries. “It is always a pleasure to welcome new students to the AIMS family and I hope this will be a wonderful and life changing year for you. At AIMS you will be given many opportunities like meeting exceptional teachers and experts from all over …

New academic year starts at AIMS Ghana

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In late August, AIMS Ghana commenced the academic year with 42 students including 13 women from 16 countries. The students were selected from a competitive number of more than 500 applications received for the programme. Welcoming students to campus, Mrs. Lucy Quist, AIMS Ghana President, challenged the students to aspire to the academic excellence of the late President and mathematical …

ALLOTEY MATHS CAMP at AIMS Ghana

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With the objective of promoting the study of mathematics from the basic to tertiary levels and demystifying the concept of mathematics as a difficult subject, AIMS Ghana opened the 5th Maths Camp dubbed ‘Allotey Math Camp’ on Monday 6th August 2018. 53 students from 38 Junior and Senior High Schools from 6 Regions in Ghana and 21 volunteers from Africa …

AIMS signs partnerships with African Risk Capacity to help Africa better respond to natural disasters and climate change

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On 26th March 2018, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and the African Risk signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding to foster innovation across Africa, develop African solutions to African problems, providing opportunities for AIMS students, alumni and researchers to work on projects that help African countries better respond to natural disasters and climate change. “We are happy to …

Prof. Neil Turok named an honorary officer of the Order of Canada

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The AIMS community congratulates Professor Neil Turok, AIMS Founder and Chair of the International Board of Directors for being named an Honorary Officer of the Order of Canada on 29 June 2018. The Order of Canada was established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Since its creation, …