It is a pleasure to welcome you to AIMS for the 2017-18 academic year. You are among the 15th August intake of AIMS students, and we hope it will be a wonderful and life changing year for you. At AIMS you will meet exceptional teachers and experts from all over the world. You will have the opportunity to learn and “taste” topics in the mathematical sciences that are completely new to you, and also be introduced to some that are at the cutting edge of what is currently being researched and worked on. Many will be of relevance to development and growth in Africa too. These range from topics in data science, climate, disease and financial modeling, quantum computing to topics form theoretical physics and pure mathematics as well.
Most of all you are part of the AIMS network and family, with your group of more than 200 students network wide, joining the 1520 AIMS Alumni who have graduated from an AIMS Centre. We are confident that you have the talent and ability, which together with hard work, dedication and passion will contribute enormously to the growth and development of Africa. We expect this of you and of course are committed to help you achieve these goals in ways we can.
Wishing you all of the best for the year ahead.