AIMS South Africa welcomed its August 2019 intake consisting of forty students (including 19 women) from 23 African countries.
An introduction session for the new intake was held on Monday 26 August and a formal presentation on the AIMS programme was held on Wednesday. The students were welcomed to AIMS and asked to say something about themselves — what they had studied before and how they had heard about AIMS. “It was notable that many students had heard about AIMS from alumni, including course lecturers at home who had studied at AIMS. These alumni ambassadors even included a member of the 2003 AIMS intake, the first group of AIMS students. Students spent the week getting to know the centre and surroundings and this included a hike. There were also presentations from researchers in the AIMS Research Centre and meetings with staff, research students and January intake Structured Master’s students,” noted Dr Simukai Utete, Academic Manager.
“It is always a pleasure to welcome new students to the AIMS family,” said Prof. Green and he added that at AIMS students are given many opportunities like meeting exceptional teachers and experts from all over the world and “I am confident that this new intake with will contribute enormously to the growth and development of Africa.”