Established in 2003, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences(AIMS) is Africa’s first network of centre’s of excellence in mathematical sciences. We enable the continent’s youth to shape the continent’s future through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) education – training Africa’s next generation of leaders. We have six centre’s of excellence across Africa – in South Africa, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania and Rwanda. The AIMS Next Einstein initiative is working to operate fifteen centre’s of excellence across Africa by 2023.
The AIMS Model
The AIMS model is unique in its pan-African focus, broad curriculum, focus on independent critical thinking, inclusion of modern computational techniques and research components. AIMS identifies top African graduates and provides them with a world class education in mathematical sciences, enabling them to purse careers in research, industry and civil society. Students benefit from full bursary support, continuous access to computing, internet and electricity, close interaction with full-time tutors and visiting professors, as well as a bilingual education. Endorsed by NEPAD, the African Union and TED as an idea big enough to change the world, this model has been refined and proven at 6 AIMS Centres of Excellence in South Africa, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania and Rwanda, with over 1500 graduates gone onto careers all over Africa, as researchers, teachers, epidemiologists, business people and financial modelers, in addition to a gender-responsive Teacher Training.