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 …

The AIMS network through AIMS South Africa welcomes another Research Chair from outside the continent under the German Research Chair programme at AIMS

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences through AIMS South Africa, one of its six existing Centres of Excellence, feels honoured to welcome Dr Bubacarr Bah, the German Research Chair in Mathematics with a Specialistion in Data Science, into its fold. The Research Chair programme at AIMS is one of the strategic initiatives aimed at attracting talented researchers who are able …

AIMS South Africa celebrates the success of its January intake

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AIMS South Africa acknowledged the success of its fifth group of January intake students at a special Recognition of Achievement Ceremony held on 22 November 2016 at its centre in Muizenberg. Eleven students (including nine South Africans) received their certificates and will graduate through the partner universities that they are registered at. The 11 graduates join the AIMS South Africa …

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, …

AIMS Ghana welcomes another Research Chair under the German Research Chair program

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Transforming Africa through Research Capacity Building within the Mathematical Sciences AIMS Ghana welcomes another Research Chair under the German Research Chair program Mathematics is a scarce skill in Africa and particularly stochastic analysis and its applications. Africa is ideally placed to develop a critical mass of expertise within these areas of mathematical sciences. AIMS today welcomed Dr Olivier Menoukeu Pamen …

Generate interest in mathematics to develop Africa

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Africa needs to improve ways of teaching mathematics, especially to create more interest in the subject and use it as a tool for addressing developmental challenges facing the continent, say experts. The experts made this known during the he 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum at Heidelberg, Germany last month (19-23 September). Collins Amburo Agyingi (AIMS Alumnus), a Cameroonian mathematics researcher at …