About AIMS Rwanda
After the inception of the first Center of Excellence in South Africa in 2003, AIMS Rwanda became the fifth Center to be replicated from the South Africa model under the framework of the Next Einstein Initiative, through which AIMS is feeding the STEM pipeline by training African students for a Master’s in Mathematical Sciences, including a co-operative option with a direct link to industry. In addition to a host of programs, AIMS Rwanda is equally home to a Research Center which supervises and funds doctorate and post-doctorate research of Africans under the tutelage of a prestigious Endowed Chair of Research in Mathematics and its Applications. Through its facilities, academic partnerships, scientific output, reputation and pan-African make-up, AIMS Rwanda has the potential to bringRwanda to the forefront of African science.
About AIMS Rwanda
Located in Eastern Africa, Rwanda is a landlocked country with a population of 11.9 million. The country has made significant progress in socio-economic development following the destruction and poverty caused by the genocide in 1994. Increased access to health services, affordable quality education, establishment of infrastructure are some of the key areas in which the country has made enormous strides. Rwanda still faces development challenges being landlocked, having limited arable land with a rapidly growing outpacing development progress. The national development frameworks i.e. Vision 2020 and The Economic Development Poverty Reduction Strategy 2 seek to capitalise on creation of efficient human capital, science and information technology and a strong private sector to better position the country to meet its national development targets.
Rwanda has attained major milestones in addressing gender gaps at the macro level, however, this remains a priority area for the country in younger generations and at the decentralised level.
The establishment of AIMS Rwanda in 2016 comes at an opportune moment to enable Rwanda to leverage its most brilliant young talent for the achievement of ICT, Science and Private Sector growth targets through implementation of the AIMS development model.
AIMS Rwanda’s programs are especially designed to attract females into the STEM areas of learning, hence, AIMS through its post graduate training, public engagement, teacher training and industry programs, will contribute to Rwanda’s gender expected outcomes as defined in the country’s Girl education policy, SDG commitments, EDPRS 2 and Vision 2020.
Why AIMS Rwanda
Mathematics underpins most of modern life – information and communication technology, genetics and planning. Without mathematical training Africans will be unable to access the full power of new technologies to solve their countries’ problems.
Through its graduate programme and public outreach activities, AIMS-Rwanda and the AIMS global network will act as a beacon, influencing choices at school and university level and drawing bright young Africans into mathematical and scientific careers.