Bank of Kigali Signs Partnership with The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)

December 13th, 2017 – Kigali, Rwanda: The Bank of Kigali and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) today signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), marking the beginning of a partnership to respond to industry needs with graduates skilled in mathematical sciences. The partnership will focus on opportunities for collaboration and the progressive commitment between

AIMS NEI Fellowship Program for Women in Climate Change Science: Call for applications

Climate change represents one of humanity’s greatest challenges of the 21st century. The continued ascent of our species depends to a significant extent on our ability to limit further catastrophic changes to the climate and to adapt to both past and future changes. In many parts of the world, changes in climatic variables – including incessant

The Canadian High commissioner visits AIMS Rwanda

Gender equality, climate change dominate conversation during Canadian High commissioner’s visit to AIMS Rwanda. The importance of mitigating climate change with the help of mathematical sciences dominated the conversation during the visit of the Canadian High Commissioner Sara Hradecky to AIMS Rwanda during a town hall conversation with the AIMS Rwanda centre students. The High

Creating a New Leadership Pool of the Talented, African Leaders

Kim Kerr, the Deputy Director of Learning and Education at Master Card Foundation visited the AIMS Rwanda Centre. In the course of her visit, Kim interacted with the AIMS Rwanda Scholars where she spoke about Master Card Foundation’s vision, mission, priorities and partnerships for Africa. The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program supports young people in developing

AIMS Students’ Experience of their First Cultural Immersion with the Umuganda

Thirty eight students participated in the Communal cleaning exercise, “Umuganda” a term in Kinyarwanda that is loosely translated to mean “coming together to achieve a common purpose” in English. This is a cultural Rwandese practice carried out every last Saturday of the month where community members meet to clean and organize their neighborhoods. The cleaning

AIMS Rwanda welcome its first students

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Centre in Kigali, Rwanda, opened on Saturday the 27th August 2016 with the arrival of the first cohort of students. The centre has welcomed its first intake of 44 students including 17 females from 10 countries after a challenging screening process of 295 applications. For the 2016/2017 academic

Orientation day

On Sunday the 28th of August, tutors and students attended the orientation day organised by AIMS Rwanda and AIMS secretariat. Participants were introduced to the AIMS vision, core values and objectives followed by a discussion on the academic model and logistics. Admitted students and tutors will be hosted at the centre for a period of 10

AIMSSEC’s First Teacher Resource Book Published

AIMSSEC, the Schools Enrichment Center of AIMS South Africa, has been working for a number of years to create a book series to support self-help teacher workshops. In April 2016, CUP (Cambridge University Press) published the first book in this series: Mathematical Thinking in the Lower Secondary Classroom. Since June the book has been available in South Africa

Is the universe a hologram?

The AIMS South Africa Public Lecture series presents a talk by Dr Matthias Ihl, Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Science, University of Porto. Abstract: In recent years, progress in our understanding of the physics of black holes, quantum information and string theory have led us to a new paradigm:The holographic universe. In this lecture, Dr  Ihl is going to introduce