AIMS Rwanda hosts The Future of Science conference

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Rwanda Centre hosted the first ever “The Future of Science,” conference on 7-9 July 2019 at the AIMS campus in Kigali, Rwanda. The conference brought together top researchers from around the world to interact with postgraduate students and young researchers from across Africa in a very informal and interactive setting. The main purpose …

Pictorial: “AIMS Science Run” rallies support for Rwanda Village Math’s Tourneys

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The latest edition of Kigali’s twice a month ‘Car Free Sundays’ helped create awareness on mathematics training, as hundreds of people joined the maiden “AIMS Science Run”whose objective was to raise funds to support “AIMS TTP village based math’s tournaments” in Rwanda. The run was organized by the AIMS Teacher Training Programme (TTP) in partnership with the City of Kigali. Runners …

AIMS partners with the African Development Bank to accelerate mathematics for industry expertise across Africa

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Monday, 15 July 2019–AIMS and the African Development Bank (AfDB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday to collaborate on growing mathematical sciences expertise and accelerate leading research and innovation in key areas of the continent’s development challenges. Thierry Zomahoun, President and CEO of AIMS said: “Africa must not sit on the sidelines as others create technology and we consume …

Why Big Data Matters to High-Level Decision Making in Rwanda

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI)’s Industry Initiative (AII)  in collaboration with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is implementing a two-year project titled: Harnessing Big Data to meet the Sustainable Development Goals – Building Capacity in the Global South. The aim is to increase capacity in data science and big data analytics for decision …

AIMS Industry Initiative Seeks to Boost Data Science Skills of African Professionals

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences-Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) with support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) recently initiated a Big Data for Development Short Course Program (BD4D-SCP) in order to boost capacity in data science, particularly, big data analytics. A number of short-courses are in the pipeline to boost the BD4D project’s capacity development objectives that include increasing …

AIMS Students and Alumni Undergo Innovation Training

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Twelve innovative ideas were recently pitched before a jury at the AIMS Rwanda Center in Kigali,Rwanda as part of the AIMS-managed Mastercard Foundation Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fund (MCF-SIEF). For six weeks, 12 teams of AIMS Mastercard Foundation Scholars and alumni were taken through the paces of design thinking for social innovation and entrepreneurship. Impact Hub Kigali partnered with AIMS …

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 …

AIMS Alumnus Abdo Elnaser Degoot creates Model to improve vaccine design efficiency

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African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS Alumnus) Abdoelnaser Degoot graduated with a PhD in applied Math’sfrom the University of KwaZulu Natalin April 2019. “He joins a growing list of AIMS alumni who have received a PhD degree and of whom we’re rightly proud,”said his Supervisor, Dr. Wilfred Ndifon, Professor of Theoretical Biologyand Director of Research – AIMS Global Network. The …

AIMS Graduate Makes Impact at Rwanda Revenue Authority with Programming Skills

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)’s AIMS Industry Initiative signed a five-year partnership with the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) to maximise opportunities for the mathematical sciences to contribute to Rwanda’s economy through human capital, knowledge transfer and applied research. As part of the agreement, the RRA will provide AIMS graduates with internships and employment opportunities. RRA will also open …

AIMS To Host Next Einstein Forum 2020 conference in Kenya

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Kenya will host the third Next Einstein Forum (NEF), the largest African scientific conference, in March next year. The announcement was made Thursday at State House, Nairobi when President Uhuru Kenyatta met the Chief Executive Officer and President of AIMS, Thierry Zomahoun. Mr. Zomahoun informed President Kenyatta that Kenya was chosen to host the continental scientific summit because of its …