STEM courses crucial to nation’s technological advancement

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Daily, groups and individuals continue to reiterate that unless Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education was given the deserved attention, society’s development will not happen at the pace and depth it should. As this call for action gathers steam, contemporary schools are continuously searching for the best solutions to make teaching and learning not only fun, but also impactful …

The Next Einstein Forum launches search for 15 of Africa’s top young scientists

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The Next Einstein Forum (NEF), an African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) initiative in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, announces the opening of the NEF Fellows Programme which will identify 15 of Africa’s top young scientists, honoring their achievement and contributions to Africa and the world’s development at the premier NEF Global Gathering in October 2015 in Dakar, Senegal. …

Next Einstein Initiative to expand to Tanzania

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (August 4) – The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) have signed an agreement with the government of Tanzania to open the latest AIMS centre of excellence for postgraduate training, research and outreach at a ceremony at the Ministry offices in the capital. Prof. Sifuni Mchome, Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of …

AIMS ARETÉ Junior Chairs programme launched in collaboration with the AIMS – Next Einstein Initiative and the Robert Bosch Stiftung

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One of Africa’s brightest young minds, the mathematician and computer scientist Dr. Antoine Tambue, has returned to Africa to continue his research career in a field of relevance to Africa’s development. His return is being facilitated through the AIMS ARETÉ Junior Chairs programme, which provides high-profile and pioneering academic positions to young African scientists. The programme, a collaboration between the African Institute …

AIMS Founder and Chairman conferred honourary doctorate in Science from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

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Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU)  (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) conferred an honorary doctoral degree on Neil Turok, acclaimed physicist and founder of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, in recognition of his significant and ground-breaking contributions to theoretical physics and support for mathematical sciences in South Africa. Turok received the honourary doctorate in science honoris causa at an NMMU convocation ceremony on April 9. “I …