RSS ‘Statistics in Africa’ Fundraising Campaign Hits Halfway Mark

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The RSS has launched a new fundraising campaign to help send RSS fellows over to centres of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) network in Africa to teach MSc courses in statistics. Despite launching only last week to RSS members, the campaign has (at the time of writing) already surpassed the halfway mark towards its £3,500 target, thanks to the generosity of RSS fellows. The money …

Higher AIMS: Expanding our Work in International Development

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The adoption of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals at the turn of the century – followed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 – presented a major challenge to statisticians measuring the progress being made towards them. Both sets of goals have, among many other things, highlighted a lack of population data in many poorer countries as well as …

Professor Allotey Calls for Adequate Finance of Science

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Professor Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey, a renowned Ghanaian Mathematical Physicist has reiterated the call on African Governments to put in place deliberate policies to adequately finance mathematics, Science and Technology education. This, he said, is the best means to solve the many problems that confront societies in Africa and the fastest route to technological and sustainable socio-economic development on the …

Having More Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Vital for National Development Agenda – Dr Tschol

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In a development that first emerged when President Paul Kagame first met with Neil Turok, the Founder of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI), the Government of Rwanda through the Ministry of Education signed a partnership agreement with the latter to bring operations to Rwanda. The deal signed at the beginning of this year would …

AIMS Is Enabling Africa’s Youth to Become Agents of Change on the Continent

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“Africa has an exciting journey ahead of it and so do you. We are determined to transform the African continent by hiring the best talent to tackle the challenges of our time” said Dr Solomon Assefa, Director IBM Research – Africa. Dr Solomon was speaking at the AIMS South Africa Graduation which took place at the Muizenberg Pavilion on Tuesday …

Connecting Science to Humanity in Africa

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[INTERVIEW] Katie Lewis speaks to Thierry Zomahoun, development strategist and CEO of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, about the challenges and opportunities surrounding STEM education and research on the African continent. To what extent does Africa have an image problem when it comes to science and innovation? How can this be addressed? We must acknowledge that Africa does have …

Delegation from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Visiting AIMS – South Africa

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A delegation from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and a representative from the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, the German Embassy and DAAD are visiting AIMS South Africa from 13 to 17 June 2016. The selection committee from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will be selecting the candidate for the German Research Chair in “Mathematics with a Specialisation …