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 …

AIMS and Germany sign agreement for five new research chairs to strengthen mathematical sciences research in Africa

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Accra, Ghana, 31 July 2019– Today the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of the Federal Republic of Germany (BMBF) sign an agreement for the support of five research chairs at AIMS centres in Rwanda, Ghana, Cameroon and a new AIMS centre to conduct world class mathematical research. “The German Research Chair …

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 …