The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Schools Enrichment Centre (AIMSSEC), together with the Rato Bangala Foundation (Nepal) and the Banco del Libro (Venezuela) will be awarded the UNESCO-Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers. The ceremony will take place in Dubai on 24 April 2012, in
The panel of high profile scientists which reviewed AIMS and its Research Centre in March 2011, have released their report. The results of the review were extremely positive with the panel concluding that: “AIMS has made substantial progress invarious activities in the short period since its formation. This is reflected in the number of graduating Diploma students,
The Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE) is awarded to Dr. Carolina Ödman-Govender, director of academic development of the AIMS – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS – NEI). Ödman-Govender has worked in science for development for many years. Before joining the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) and the African Institute for Mathematical Science (AIMS)
On Friday 19 August 2011, AIMS was visited by the Deputy Minister of Education and Research of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr Helge Braun, and his colleagues Mrs Susanne Madders, Head of the Africa Department in the German Ministry of Education and Research Mrs Maja Clausen, Head of the Department for Research, Science and
Eight years ago, physicist Neil Turok set up the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in South Africa. The initiative is now set to expand across the continent. Read the full article at nature.com.
Neil Turok wrote an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail: Transforming Africa, one student at a time. The piece says “Institute recruits top graduates in math, science and engineering to be the leaders of the future”.
55 students from 21 different African countries graduated with the AIMS Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematical Sciences on 23rd of June 2011. The group includes 16 women and brings the total of AIMS graduates to 360 since 2003. A special graduation ceremony officiated by the Vice Chancellors of the three Western Cape universities was held in
Prof Alain Damlamian (CIMPA) and Prof Barry Green (AIMS) have signed a memorandum of understanding in which AIMS undertakes to host a biennial CIMPA School. The agreement was signed on Wednesday 15 June 2011 during the CIMPA Research School on Modelling and Simulation in Population Biology being held at AIMS in Muizenberg.
The President of Ghana, Professor John Atta-Mills, through Vice-President John Mahama, has committed 1.5 million US dollars to the building of AIMS-Ghana, a pan-African centre of excellence in the mathematical sciences to be built in Saltpond, seat of the African independence movement. AIMS Ghana is scheduled to open in September 2012 and will offer world-class
An international conference promoting the development of science in Africa, and AIMS in particular, was held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris this week. Leading scientists, political leaders and students discussed the need for pan-African initiatives to develop science and stem brain drain on the continent. There was strong emphasis on the development of AIMS-Senegal