New academic year starts at AIMS South Africa

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This year, AIMS South Africa has welcomed 40 students, including 16 women from 17 African countries. “It is always a pleasure to welcome new students to the AIMS family and I hope this will be a wonderful and life changing year for you. At AIMS you will be given many opportunities like meeting exceptional teachers and experts from all over …

New academic year starts at AIMS Ghana

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In late August, AIMS Ghana commenced the academic year with 42 students including 13 women from 16 countries. The students were selected from a competitive number of more than 500 applications received for the programme. Welcoming students to campus, Mrs. Lucy Quist, AIMS Ghana President, challenged the students to aspire to the academic excellence of the late President and mathematical …

AIMS Teaching Training Program rolls out Math’s Clinic in Rwanda

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On 13th October 2018, the AIMS Teacher Training Program in Rwanda, in partnership with Mastercard Foundation’s Leaders in Teaching Program, launched its public engagement activity, the Math’s Clinic in Kayumbu, Kamonyi District. The Math’s Clinic forms part of the community outreach and public engagement efforts of the program to bring together various stakeholders to dialogue and facilitate collaboration in the …

Second edition of Next Einstein Forum Africa Science Week begins in 35 countries

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KIGALI, Rwanda, 10 September 2018 – The Next Einstein Forum (NEF), an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung, today announced the beginning of NEF Africa Science Week in 35 African countries throughout the months of September, October and December 2018. NEF Africa Science Week are led by NEF Ambassadors, local science …

Kenya signs MOU to host the Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering 2020 in Nairobi

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Nairobi, Kenya, 1 September 2018 – Today, the Government of Kenya signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) to host the NEF Global Gathering 2020 in Nairobi in March 2020. The NEF is an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung. “The Third NEF Global Gathering will …

ALLOTEY MATHS CAMP at AIMS Ghana

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With the objective of promoting the study of mathematics from the basic to tertiary levels and demystifying the concept of mathematics as a difficult subject, AIMS Ghana opened the 5th Maths Camp dubbed ‘Allotey Math Camp’ on Monday 6th August 2018. 53 students from 38 Junior and Senior High Schools from 6 Regions in Ghana and 21 volunteers from Africa …

AIMS launches African Master’s in Machine Intelligence

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31 July 2018, Kigali Rwanda – Today, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) announces the launch of a one-year intensive African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) in partnership with Facebook and Google. The master’s will begin this September at the AIMS-Rwanda campus in Kigali. “Machine Intelligence (MI) is revolutionizing critical aspects of our lives. It enhances medical diagnosis, improves …

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 …

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 …