The South African Minister of Education, Naledi Pandor, recently visited AIMS, and announced that AIMS is to receive substantial DoE funding.
The students were awarded their diplomas by their respective universities on 23 June 2006. The ceremony was held at AIMS in Muizenberg and was conducted by Martin Hall for the University of Cape Town, Chris Brink for Stellenbosch University and Brian O’Connell for the University of the Western Cape. The Minister of Science and Technology,
The Postgraduate Diploma Programme 2005-6 alumni have published a magazine, the AIMS Tribune.
The AIMS 2004/5 graduation took place on 24 June at 5pm. Forty-one students successfully defended an essay for their postgraduate diploma. Professor Neil Gershenfeld, director of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, gave a lecture entitled Bits and Atoms at 1:30pm. Professor Romain Murenzi, the Hon. Minister of Education, Science and Technology (Rwanda), presented a mathematical lecture
AIMS featured in Die Zeit Online on 18 June 2006 (German). Here is a translate.google.com version in English.
Sir David King, the UK government’s Chief Scientific Advisor emphasized African development and climate change as the two top priorities for the next decade during a presentation at AIMS on 18 May 2005.
The first AIMS Postgraduate Diploma graduation took place on Friday 18 June 2004 at the institute’s premises in Muizenberg. Minister Mangena of the Department of Science and Technology lead the proceedings with a speech and was followed by representatives from the 3 local universities. The Universities of Cape Town, Stellenbosch, and the Western Cape awarded
The AIMS Launch Event, a Bright Future for Science and Mathematics in Africa, was held at the AIMS institute, 6–8 Melrose Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town 18–19th September 2003. Speakers included: Francis Allotey, Kader Asmal, Michael Berry, Wayne Getz, Ben Ngubane, Martin Rees, James Gates, Patricia Whitelock, JRA Pearson, Toni Beardon, Graham Richards, George Ellis, Maha Mahadevan,