AIMS South Africa welcomes the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Physics, and the Graduate College of the University of Illinois as the first partners in its recently launched Institute Partners Programme. The partnership was formalised in a virtual ceremony on Thursday 23 January 2014 with representatives from AIMS-SA and the University of Illinois.
Visiting lecturer to AIMS South Africa, Prof Steve Bradlow from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who taught at AIMS in 2013, was instrumental in setting this up.
Prof Barry Green said, “We are grateful to Steve Bradlow and colleagues at the University of Illinois for jointly setting up this programme with AIMS-South Africa – the first group to formally become members of the AIMS South Africa Institute Partners programme. We look forward to the exciting interaction this partnership will facilitate, contributing to our goal of building science in Africa.”
The partnerships agreement allows for funding from the Departments of Mathematics, Physics and the Graduate College at the University of Illinois. Faculty and staff will also have the opportunity to teach short courses at AIMS and to recruit potential graduate students.
Please click here for more information about the Institute Partners programme.