AIMS Students and Alumni Undergo Innovation Training

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Twelve innovative ideas were recently pitched before a jury at the AIMS Rwanda Center in Kigali,Rwanda as part of the AIMS-managed Mastercard Foundation Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fund (MCF-SIEF). For six weeks, 12 teams of AIMS Mastercard Foundation Scholars and alumni were taken through the paces of design thinking for social innovation and entrepreneurship. Impact Hub Kigali partnered with AIMS …

37 Students from 13 African countries graduate with AIMS Master’s in Mathematical Sciences

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Kigali, Rwanda, 21 June, 2019-A decision by the government of Rwanda to support the establishment of an African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Center of Excellence in 2016, is helping build the country’s profile as a STEM-education hub; today, 37 students from 13 African countries, graduated with the highly acclaimed AIMS Master’s in Mathematical Sciences. The graduation is the third …

AIMS Alumnus Abdo Elnaser Degoot creates Model to improve vaccine design efficiency

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African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS Alumnus) Abdoelnaser Degoot graduated with a PhD in applied Math’sfrom the University of KwaZulu Natalin April 2019. “He joins a growing list of AIMS alumni who have received a PhD degree and of whom we’re rightly proud,”said his Supervisor, Dr. Wilfred Ndifon, Professor of Theoretical Biologyand Director of Research – AIMS Global Network. The …

AIMS Graduate Makes Impact at Rwanda Revenue Authority with Programming Skills

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)’s AIMS Industry Initiative signed a five-year partnership with the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) to maximise opportunities for the mathematical sciences to contribute to Rwanda’s economy through human capital, knowledge transfer and applied research. As part of the agreement, the RRA will provide AIMS graduates with internships and employment opportunities. RRA will also open …

AIMS To Host Next Einstein Forum 2020 conference in Kenya

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Kenya will host the third Next Einstein Forum (NEF), the largest African scientific conference, in March next year. The announcement was made Thursday at State House, Nairobi when President Uhuru Kenyatta met the Chief Executive Officer and President of AIMS, Thierry Zomahoun. Mr. Zomahoun informed President Kenyatta that Kenya was chosen to host the continental scientific summit because of its …

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 …