Building nation’s scientific capacity requires more youths in STEM disciplines – Thierry Zomahoun,President and CEO of AIMS

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Rwanda is set to become home to Quantum Leap Africa (QLA), the first research centre in quantum sciences in Africa, aimed at promoting data sciences on the continent. The centre is part of a broader plan to establish African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) global headquarters in Rwanda. Thierry Zomahoun, the President and CEO of AIMS …

AIMS takes Africa on a quantum leap into science

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AIMS’ new centre in Rwanda offers a model many of our organisations, and many entrepreneurs, can follow. It’s an exciting endeavour creating a quantum leap for the continent. But it should also make us ask hard questions about what we deem important and what we talk about As soon as I touched down at Kigali International Airport, Rwanda, I could …

African science institute unveils Kigali campus, to help grow industries

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The African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) launched its campus in Rwanda — the sixth on the continent — with a special focus on developing scientific innovation and research needed to plug industrialisation gaps. Lack of scientific and technological capacities has been identified as one of the reasons Africa continues to lose value on its resources through export of raw …

‘Let’s obtain maximum benefit from science’

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While delivering the keynote address at the launch of the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), President Paul Kagame has said that the importance and impact of science on the world is not appreciated only by scientists, but also laymen. AIMS is an ecosystem of pan-African transformation that will leverage scientific innovation, learning and research to apply solutions to the …

A world class ecosystem of pan-African transformation through mathematical sciences is launched in Rwanda

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3rd April- Kigali, Rwanda Africa’s first and biggest network of centres of excellence, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), in partnership with the Government of Rwanda, today announced the launch of AIMS in Rwanda, an ecosystem of pan-African transformation that will leverage scientific innovation, learning and research to apply solutions to the continent’s challenges. The official launch took place …

Mouhamed Moustapha Fall, Chair of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Senegal among the World Economic Forum 12 Young Global Leaders from Africa

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Twelve women and men from Africa are part of a cohort of 100 of the world’s most up-and-coming artists, business leaders, social entrepreneurs, tech pioneers, thinkers and policy-makers – all aged under 40 – who have been recognized by the World Economic Forum as this year’s Young Global Leaders. They include a tech entrepreneur whose mobile app has helped over 100,000 …

AIMS-University of Southampton signing

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On 6 March 2017 at a special event in Cape Town, Prof. Barry Green, Chief Academic & Research Officer, AIMS-NEI and Prof. Colin Grant, Vie-President (International), University of Southampton (pictured above) signed a partnership agreement between AIMS and the University. The partnership includes a funding contribution by the university to AIMS and built-in academic exchange items such as faculty travelling …

Young Canadians can be the innovators the world needs

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The success of activists in changing South Africa inspired me and my colleagues to create the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), a pan-African network of centres providing advanced scientific training to young African minds. AIMS recognizes that Africa’s youth are its future, and that providing them with the skills they need to make a difference is the best way …

Time to build a pipeline of innovation for Africa

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It is widely accepted that research and innovation are key drivers of competitiveness and economic growth. A recent World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index showed that Africa was lagging behind in higher education and training, innovation and technological readiness. The index also enumerated several challenges, but we want to focus on two of the reasons Africa lags behind: an inadequately …

Prof. Cedric Villani tips Rwanda on Tech-economics

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Renowned Fields Medalist and mathematician, Professor Cedric Villani has tipped Rwandans to focus on developing a technology-based economy for the country to claim its place in global players. “Rwanda had already begun to position itself as a leading innovation and technology hub in Africa, with private-public partnerships encouraging investments in more opportunities for youth, including girls, to get in involved …