Mozilla’s Borchert visits AIMS, pledges future collaboration

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The Mozilla Chief Innovation Officer Katharina Borchert visited the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Centre in Rwanda and held talks with Academy President Prof. Dr. Sam Yala and AIMS Global Director of Advancement and Partnerships,Mathias Goldstein. Borchert, who was in Kigali to attend the Transform Africa Summit was taken on a campus tour after which she interacted with students. …

AIMS Graduate Excels at Ecobank Rwanda

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Jeannette Mukamahame Gahunga,one of the first African Institute for Mathematical Sciences -Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) graduates to put her skills to work at Ecobank Rwanda following a partnership agreement between the two organisations said that the skills she gained in her studies have allowed her to cope in her new role. Gahunga, a former Mastercard Foundation scholar and graduate from …

AIMS Graduate Secures Ecobank Rwanda’s Internal Systems

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Eugene Tuyizere obtained a Master of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences specializing in Computer Science/Information Technology at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Cameroon and credits that experience for coping with responsibilities at Ecobank Rwanda where he is currently working as an Information Systems Controller at Ecobank Rwanda, courtesy of the AIMS Industrial Initiative (AIMS I2). AIMS-NEI recently signed …

Pictorial: Benin, Guinea Higher Education Ministers Visit AIMS

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) President and CEO, Thierry Zomahoun recently hosted Ministers of Higher Education of Benin and Guinea, Hon. Marie-Odile Attanaso and Hon. Abdoulaye Yéro Baldé, respectively, and discussed the impact of the AIMS Ecosystem in Africa. During their visit, the two ministers met with AIMS President and CEO Thierry Zomahoun at the AIMS Secretariat in …

AIMS Rwanda, ICDL ink partnership to boost mathematics and science teachers’ digital literacy

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TheAfrican Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and ICDL Africa have formalised a partnership that will see 14 SMART classrooms from 14 districts accredited as ICDL training centres. The 14 SMART classrooms will be used as ICT training hubs by the two institutions to train mathematics and science teachers, over 4000 in number, from the 14 districts. The ICT trainings will …

MCF Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fund (MCF-SIEF) seeks to spark Innovation Among AIMS Alumni and Scholars

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences- Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) in partnership with Mastercard Foundation launched the Mastercard Foundation Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fund (MCF- SIEF), an initiative that seeks to influence AIMS scholars and alumni to be innovative.   The aim of the MCF-SIEF is to bridge the gap between scholars’ ideas and the lack of funding for the …

AIMS at the Canadian Women in STEM conference.

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AIMS was proud to be able to support the African and Canadian Women in STEM conference in Ottawa, Canada on March 25, 2019. The ‘challenges and opportunities for the women in STEM’ conference was organized within the broader framework of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science and the International Women’s Day celebrations. Both days are a reminder …

Canadian Governor General Julie Payette inspires AIMS students to follow dreams, build a better world.

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On 9 April 2019, the Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honorable Julie Payette visited AIMS Rwanda and interacted with AIMS students as part of activities during her official visit to Rwanda to participate in the 25thCommemoration of the Genocide of the Tutsi. The Governor General, who was accompanied by a team of high-profile Canadian officials, was received …

Why It Matters to Have Women Role Models in Mathematics- #Women’sMonthSeries

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Alexandra Rogers, a PhD in Mathematics candidate, who is currently tutoring mathematics at the Africa Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Rwanda Centre in Kigali, Rwanda chose to pursue mathematics over history – her other favourite subject – because she figured it would be an easier option. “I think I chose mathematics because I thought it would be easier than history …

AIMS Rwanda Co-Operative Master’s GraduateAspires to Empower Girls- #Women’sMonthSeries:

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Sylvera Massawe, a young Tanzanian woman, who recently completed a Co-operative Master’s degree programme in Mathematical Sciences at the Africa Institute for Mathematical  Sciences (AIMS) Centre in Kigali, Rwanda is determined to inspire disadvantaged girls in her country to follow her footsteps. Massawe had the opportunity to undergo the 18-month industrial-based programme that blends course work and practical industry experience …