NEF Africa Science Week | 19-26 June 2023

Kigali, 14 June, 2023 – The African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation (HLF), announces today the launch of the Africa Science Week (ASW) of the Next Einstein Forum (NEF), which will take place simultaneously in 10 African countries from 19th to 26th of June 2023. This Pan


The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), in partnership with Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), have today launched the Kigali City Framework for Noise and Air Quality Monitoring Campaign. In many low and middle-income countries particularly Sub-Saharan, data on air pollution is scarce, thus limiting policy planning and implementation. The campaign launched today aims to

The AIMS approach to Breaking the Bias

Did you know that as of 2020 the number of men and women globally is roughly equal, though men hold a slight lead with 102 men for every 100 women? Yet women account for only 27% of workers in STEM – qualified industries as of 2019 globally.   According to UNESCO, Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for about 28% of

AIMS Rwanda Teacher Training Program Launches Teacher Appreciation Campaign

November 18, 2021 – The African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) through the Teacher Training Program launched the National Teacher Appreciation Campaign for 2021. The campaign, formed to be an annual community engagement and outreach effort of the program, aims to foster a culture of appreciating Rwandan teachers for the extraordinary sacrifice and hard work they put in nurturing and

AIMS Rwanda celebrates World Science Day in Style

  10 November 2021- In collaboration with the French Embassy in Rwanda, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Rwanda celebrated World Science Day for Peace and Development, kicking it off with a 2-day event that turned out to be informative, inspirational and extremely entertaining.   Every year, this day is celebrated on the backdrop of emphasizing the importance of science

STEM through a Gender  Lens

“My body is not a merely a baby factory, I too have valid dreams, ambitions and passions to pursue sciences and make an impact in the world,” replied a recent University Graduate when asked about why she’s pursuing sciences instead of pursuing marriage. Girls are often bombarded with stereotypes about how sciences aren’t for them and how to become the perfect wife and leave the scientific work to the men, which is a myth, far from

A bridge to Industry – The case of an AIMS Alumna

Africa’s youths are at the heart of the AIMS innovation and transformation ecosystem which consists of a set of academic and non-academic programs expertly tailored to provide AIMS learners with a unique postgraduate training experience on the continent.  AIMS offers a Master’s in mathematical sciences, including a Co-operative option. The Cooperative is an 18-month long and takes a work-integrated learning

Catching up with the AIMS-Ishango Data Science and A.I Fellowship Program

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), in partnership with ISHANGO recently launched the Data Science & Artificial Intelligence (AI) Fellowship Program at AIMS Rwanda.     The fellowship program aims to boost the African data science graduates’ employment prospects through a fully funded, three-month fellowship, where fellows will be upskilled with technical and soft skills to prepare them for the