AIMS pilots remote work-integrated learning during COVID-19

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8 June 2020 – Over the last few weeks, AIMS Industry Initiative has recently developed and piloted an online Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program as a response to COVID-19, ensuring that students continue to acquire employability skills and internships. During COVID-19, AIMS like businesses across various sectors all over the world, has been disrupted by countrywide lockdowns, travel restrictions and …

AIMS Graduates to take part in Global MARGA Business Simulation Competition

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7 June 2020- Forty-five AIMS graduates are set to take part in the maiden blended AIMS/ESMT Industry Immersion Program to be held online co-currently in three AIMS-Centers; AIMS South Africa, AIMS Ghana and AIMS Rwanda. Participants in this program are currently based at the participating centers and would be supervised by a business tutor while adhering to social distancing measures …

AIMS Alumnus uses science and technology to combat COVID19 in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) was founded in 2003 by Professor Neil Turok, with an aim of training young African scientists to develop expertise in solving Africa’s grand challenges. So far, with over 2000 alumni, 70% of them have remained on the African soil and are working towards solving the existing problems on the continent. Recently, Africa, and …

AIMS Women in Science (AIMSWiS) Initiative launches 2nd publication to showcase African Women in Climate Science.

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) launched the second publication on “New Interventions for a Changing World” to celebrate African women scientists in climate science. The publication aims at celebrating African female scientists on the front line of climate change science. The journal profiles twenty women from nine African countries ranging from early career scientists to seasoned professors across the continent. …

AIMS and Rakuten Europe Announce Agreement to Offer Students Cooperative Research Opportunities

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Kigali, 18 May 2020 –The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and Rakuten Europe S.à r.l.  today announced that they have concluded a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on research, foster cultural interchange and promote interaction. This new initiative from AIMS and Rakuten will centre around creating opportunities for students to start a career at Rakuten after graduation, as well …

Creating virtual diseases to cure infections

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Prevention is better than cure — a saying that every school child knows well. But how do we use mathematics to prevent a disease?   The human body has an incredible innate ability to remember pathogens (disease agents) that it has previously encountered, which gives it the ability to fight off infections from the same pathogens in later attacks. Vaccination …

Départ du PDG

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Kigali, Rwanda – 4 Mars 2020   Le Conseil d’Administration International de l’Institut Panafricain des Sciences Mathématiques (AIMS), ainsi que ses initiatives le Next Einstein Forum (NEF) et le Prix Kifra (Kifra Prize) annoncent que M. Thierry Zomahoun, Président-Directeur Général d’AIMS, Président du NEF et du Kifra Prize a quitté son poste le 28 février 2020.   « Nous sommes …

Announcement of CEO Departure

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Kigali, Rwanda – 4 March 2020   The International Governing Board of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) as well as its initiatives the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) and The Kifra Prize announce that Mr. Thierry Zomahoun, President and CEO of AIMS and Chair of NEF and Kifra has left his position effective 28 February 2020. “We are grateful …

AIMS and Imperial College London sign partnership agreement to train future African science leaders

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and the Imperial College London recently signed a partnership agreement to provide cutting edge training in technical and scientific fields to Africa’s brightest minds. As part of the agreement, Imperial College London will provide teaching staff to an AIMS center each year for the duration of the partnership. In addition, the Imperial College …

Call for Applications: German Research Chair at AIMS Rwanda

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Submit an application, if you have completed a doctorate and built an outstanding, internationally recognized research record in the field of “Mathematics and its Applications” have several years of experience in research and teaching as well as in training students and (ideally) doctoral candidates conduct application-related research in areas, that have the potential of contributing to the development of the African …