AIMS to host Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Workshop

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with the University of Waterloo and the University of Ottawa will host a three-day Work-Integrated Learning (WIL*) workshop from 28–30 October 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda. WIL is the term given to an activity or program that integrates academic learning with its application in the workplace. The practice may be real or …

Big Data for Development Innovation Challenge Brings Forward Big Ideas

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Prosper Ndizihiwe, a developer on the CDS Team which won the Most Innovative Solutionprize at the Big Data for Development Innovation Challenge (BD4D-IC) final competition held in Kigali, Rwanda, was unemployed and did not have the funding to pursue developing the software he had in mind. The 25-year-old Rwandan was a stellar Computer Science undergraduate from the former National University of …

AIMS works with partners to develop environmental policy

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences  (AIMS) initiated a project to develop a comprehensive environmental policy for the AIMS network. AIMS acknowledges the importance of protecting environmental values as part of the global community. This project was developed with the assistance of Academics Without Borders and the University of Calgary. Academics Without Borders (AWB) is a Canadian nonprofit organization that …

Mathematics Teachers in Rwanda Upgrade Digital Skills

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences’ Teacher Training Programme (TTP) on September 21 held a graduation of 41 mathematics and science teacher trainers from 14 districts in Rwanda who successfully completed a training programme in digital literacy and the use of information and communication technologies delivered by the International Computer Driving License (ICDL). The certification of the teacher trainers, 25 …

Third Edition of Next Einstein Forum Africa Science Week Begins in 39 Countries

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) initiative, Next Einstein Forum (NEF), will this year  be holding the Africa Science Week 2019 in 39 countries across Africa running from September through December.  The NEF Africa Science Week is a weeklong event organized to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). It is led by NEF Ambassadors – local science and …

AIMS Welcomes New Student Cohort 2019-2020

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) recently welcomed new student cohort for the academic year, 2019-2020, at its pan-African network of centres of excellence in Cameroon, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, and South Africa. The new student cohort comprises 240 students from across Africa, 35 per-cent of whom are female.  The students have enrolled as follows at the different centres:  48 …

AIMS Rwanda Welcomes New Student Cohort 2019-2020

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) center in Rwanda welcomed a new student cohort for the academic year, 2019-2020. The new cohort consists of 48 young Africans from 19 African countries. These students will undergo a year-long study program to sharpen their skills in mathematical sciences broadened through the Co-Op and Climate streams of AIMS Master’s. The Co-Op AIMS …

AIMS taps machine learning model in fight against Ebola

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23 August 2019 – The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is developing a machine learning model that will be used for forecasting the geographical spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) which has killed over 1,900 people to date in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The most recent EVD outbreak in DRC’s northeastern North Kivu and …

AIMS Empowers Top Executives in Rwanda to Leverage the Power of Big Data

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences’ Industry Initiative in partnership with International Development Research Centre  (IDRC) held a three day workshop titled: “Leveraging the Power of Big Data (LPBD) Executive Education,” aimed at empowering high-level business executives to learn how to leverage big data to create value for their enterprises. Following the successful launch of the Big Data for Development …

AIMS TTP first Math Camp inspires teachers and students in Rwanda

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Teacher Training Program (TTP) organized a math camp that involved 40 high school students including 25 females and 20 teachers from 16 districts in Rwanda. The camp which was held at the AIMS Rwanda Center in Kigali on 22 to 26 July 2019 also involved 20 students preparing for the upcoming Pan African …