2016-17 AIMS Scholarship for Masters' in Mathematical Sciences
The AIMS Structured Master’s Programme is not a typical university programme. We look for the most talented and motivated students from across the African continent, recognising that grades are not always a good indication of potential. Taught by top international and local lecturers, the programme is supported throughout by tutors who work closely with the lecturers and students. The programme material is purposefully broad, allowing students to learn about a wide spectrum of mathematical topics and their applications before focusing on a specialised topic for their research project.
For a detailed synopsis on the projects, review the archive of previous years projects submitted at AIMS-South Africa archive and AIMS-Senegal archive.
AIMS provides scholarships to all students, ensuring that an inability to pay is not a barrier to enrolling on the AIMS Masters program.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible. The closing date for applications is March 20, 2016.
Next Einstein Initiative to expand to Tanzania following Signing Ceremony in Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (August 4) – The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences - Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) have signed an agreement with the government of Tanzania to open the latest AIMS centre of excellence for postgraduate training, research and outreach at a ceremony at the Ministry offices in the capital. Prof. Sifuni Mchome, Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT), signed on behalf of the government of the United Republic of Tanzania, while Thierry Zomahoun, President, signed on behalf of AIMS-NEI.
“Tanzania is our fifth centre and we are proud of what we’ve accomplished to date,” says Thierry Zomahoun, President of AIMS-NEI. “ AIMS has graduated 731 Africans from 41 nations with advanced degrees in mathematical sciences and more than a third have been women.”
The signatories were joined by a who’s who of the education sector in Tanzania, including, among others, Ms. Consolate Mgimba, the Deputy Permanent Secretary of MoEVT; Prof. Eustela Bhalalusesa, Tanzania Commissioner for Education; Prof. Sylvia Shayo Temu, Director of Higher Education, MoEVT; Prof. Yunus Mgaya, Vice Chancellor, Planning and Administration, University of Dar es Salaam; Prof. Mohamed Bakari, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Planning, Finance and Administration, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences; representatives from the Ministries of Finance, Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Communication Science & Technology, and Natural Resources and Tourism; and Prof. Barry Green, Chair of the AIMS Global Academic Advisory Council.