37 Students from 13 African countries graduate with AIMS Master’s in Mathematical Sciences

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Kigali, Rwanda, 21 June, 2019-A decision by the government of Rwanda to support the establishment of an African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Center of Excellence in 2016, is helping build the country’s profile as a STEM-education hub; today, 37 students from 13 African countries, graduated with the highly acclaimed AIMS Master’s in Mathematical Sciences. The graduation is the third …

Mozilla’s Borchert visits AIMS, pledges future collaboration

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The Mozilla Chief Innovation Officer Katharina Borchert visited the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Centre in Rwanda and held talks with Academy President Prof. Dr. Sam Yala and AIMS Global Director of Advancement and Partnerships,Mathias Goldstein. Borchert, who was in Kigali to attend the Transform Africa Summit was taken on a campus tour after which she interacted with students. …

AIMS Graduate Secures Ecobank Rwanda’s Internal Systems

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Eugene Tuyizere obtained a Master of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences specializing in Computer Science/Information Technology at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Cameroon and credits that experience for coping with responsibilities at Ecobank Rwanda where he is currently working as an Information Systems Controller at Ecobank Rwanda, courtesy of the AIMS Industrial Initiative (AIMS I2). AIMS-NEI recently signed …

Canadian Governor General Julie Payette inspires AIMS students to follow dreams, build a better world.

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On 9 April 2019, the Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honorable Julie Payette visited AIMS Rwanda and interacted with AIMS students as part of activities during her official visit to Rwanda to participate in the 25thCommemoration of the Genocide of the Tutsi. The Governor General, who was accompanied by a team of high-profile Canadian officials, was received …

AIMS and the University of Minnesota announce partnership to accelerate opportunities for Africa’s talented mathematicians

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7 February 2019- The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and the University of Minnesota (UMN) today announce a new partnership for knowledge exchange and to accelerate opportunities for talented African mathematicians. Founded in 2003, AIMS recruits Africa’s most talented university graduates and provides them with the cutting-edge training in mathematics they need to enter technical professions or to pursue …

AIMS-University of Regina Visit & Partnership Signing

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An AIMS delegation visited the University of Reginaon 19 October 2016 to finalise a new partnership between AIMS and the University. The highlight of the visit was a signing ceremony attended by roughly 50 faculty and students, with formal words of enthusiasm for AIMS, the University of Regina, and the partnership expressed by Thomas Chase (Provost & Vice President Academic, …

Neil Geoffrey Turok, Founder of AIMS and Director of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Wins the John Wheatley Award

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The American Physical Society has awarded Neil Turok with the John Wheatley Award for “visionary efforts to provide science and math training to young Africans, to help promote technological and socio-economic development on the continent.” The John Wheatley Award named after one of the twentieth century pioneers of superfluids was established in 1991 with the support of Forum on International …

Sky Science Sees University of the Western Cape Beat Big Names in Nature Ranking

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The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is top in Physical Science in Africa‚ according to a ranking by science journal Nature. The Nature annual index of peer-reviewed journal research bases its scores on the number of papers in a select group of prestigious high-impact journals‚ taking into account the percentage contribution of the university in each paper. For the …

Xolisile Thusini: A Smashing Science Success

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Xolisile Thusini is a particle physicist whose research focuses on the discovery of the Higgs boson and its properties. Thusini was born and raised in a small traditional household in Nquthu, KwaZulu-Natal. She says it was her aunt, a lecturer at the University of Zululand, who prompted her to study further. “When you’re from the rural areas, all you ever know …