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 inside story of AIMS Rwanda

Known as the country with a thousand hills, Rwanda and its capital Kigali is gradually becoming a household name for tourism globally. Its vibrant culture, great rift valley, epic scenery and canopy walks make it a one-stop shop for everything tourism in addition to incredible history. Stamping its name on worldwide sports like football and

Bridging the Gender Gap in STEM: AIMS’ Researchers Inspiring Young Girls in Rwanda.

The gender gap in STEM fields has been a persistent issue for many years. Despite progress being made, the number of women making up the workforce in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is still low. The United Nations has recognized this problem and organizations like the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) are tackling

Empowering Women and Girls in STEM: A Celebration of Achievements and a Call to Action 

According to the United Nations, less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women, and only around 30% of all female students select STEM-related fields in higher education. These statistics highlight the urgent need to encourage more girls and women to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). At AIMS Rwanda, we recently celebrated

Rwanda team unveiled for the 2023 Pan African Mathematics Olympiad.

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Rwanda has unveiled its competing team of  12 students, selected out of 100,000  from various schools across Rwanda, to represent the country in the Pan African Mathematics Olympiad (PAMO), which Rwanda will host for the first time in May 2023. “Preparing students for such a competition is a


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

Over 250 trainers benefit from AIMS RWANDA-TTP Training for Trainers on Science Practical Activities.

 As Rwanda strives to build a knowledge-based economy, the government acknowledged that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is an engine for socio-economic development as a country (MINEDUC, 2015).  To achieve this goal requires the country to ensure the improved quality of education through an updated STEM Curriculum, improved teaching and learning techniques and availability

Quantum Leap Africa concludes month long training in Climate and Data Science

 In March 2022, QLA held a month-long training in Data Science at the University of Rwanda-Gikondo Campus. In this blog, you’ll learn about the workshop, and discover more about QLA.   Quantum Leap Africa (QLA) is catalyzing high impact research in data science, quantum information and smart systems engineering. An initiative of the African Institute for

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