Why not me asks AIMS Cameroon 2018 top student Maryse Moutamal

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“I must prove to the world that it is not only men who do math,” exclaimed Maryse Moutamal, AIMS Cameroon’s Class of 2018 valedictorian. Maryse graduated from AIMS with distinction in all 11 of her classes, requiring a passing grade of 85% or higher. She not only achieved this notable accomplishment, but she completed the program in English, a language …

‘I want to be one of the greats’

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AIMS alumnus Dr. El Hadji Abdoulaye Thiam has always dreamt of being one of the world’s great scientists. He used to write this on the walls of his middle school at Paoskoto, Kaolack Region of Senegal. At the age of seven, he was already passionate about numbers. This passion allowed him to become one of the best students in mathematics …

Prof. Anamuah-Mensah proposes to consider double intake of BECE candidates in Ghana

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Prof. Anamuah-Mensah, AIMS Ghana member of Board of Trustees and current Acting Academic Director, is advocating the adoption of a multi-track educational system in the country to enable the Ghana Education Service (GES) to absorb the huge numbers of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates who sit for the examination annually. “It will maximise the use of available resources …

Prof. Neil Turok named an honorary officer of the Order of Canada

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The AIMS community congratulates Professor Neil Turok, AIMS Founder and Chair of the International Board of Directors for being named an Honorary Officer of the Order of Canada on 29 June 2018. The Order of Canada was established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Since its creation, …

AIMS graduates keen to go out and make a difference

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“The future belongs to those who not only believe but are prepared to walk into an unknown future choosing hope over fear.” These inspiring words were delivered by Prof. Thuli Mandonsela, Chair in Social Justice in the Law Faculty: Stellenbosch University and member of the AIMS International Board of Directors, at AIMS South Africa’s 15th Graduation ceremony held on 19 June …

i2i and AIMS-NEI partner to support African data scientists and innovators eager to apply their skills for good in the financial sector

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21 June 2018 – insight2impact (i2i) and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) are pleased to announce a partnership to support the development of African data scientists and innovators who are eager to apply their skills for good in the financial sector. Regarding the partnership, i2i lead Hennie Bester says, “We are thrilled to partner …

AIMS grows its influence in the African banking sector

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As part of AIMS’ push to provide Africa’s private sector the talent and strategic expertise required to improve business systems and profits, AIMS invited the Bank of Africa to its AIMS Industry Initiative Network and Partnership Event (AIINPE) on 12th January 2018. Also in attendance was the Minister of Education of Rwanda, Honorable Dr. Eugene Mutimura, and the High Commissioner …

AIMS signs partnerships with African Risk Capacity to help Africa better respond to natural disasters and climate change

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On 26th March 2018, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and the African Risk signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding to foster innovation across Africa, develop African solutions to African problems, providing opportunities for AIMS students, alumni and researchers to work on projects that help African countries better respond to natural disasters and climate change. “We are happy to …