About AIMS Tanzania

About AIMS Tanzania

AIMS Tanzania opened in October 2014 and is located in the historic town of Bagamoyo, on the Indian Ocean coast about 70kms north of Dar Es Salaam.  AIMS Tanzania’s ambitions include:

  • Delivering high-quality postgraduate training in the mathematical sciences, equipping students with the skills and motivation they need to make an impact in education, research, industry and development
  • Building capacity in the mathematical sciences in higher education and research institutions in Tanzania and the wider region
  • Supporting the development of mathematics and science education in the primary and secondary sectors across Tanzania
  • Establishing collaborative Research Chairs that seek innovative solutions to Africa’s challenges and contribute to the creation of a vibrant research community in Tanzania
  • Becoming a hub for capacity building and research on applications of data, statistics and modelling to development
  • Providing opportunities for all to enjoy and benefit from mathematics and science
  • Contributing to the development of Bagamoyo as a centre for learning and research that celebrates its heritage and culture

AIMS Tanzania graduated its first cohort of 37 Masters students in 2015, its second of 48 students in 2016, and is now hosting its third cohort of 54 students.  Together these 139 students come from 18 different countries and 46 of them are female. They include 45 Tanzanians, of whom 15 are female. Within Tanzania alumni are now being employed in universities, financial institutions and development organisations as well as undertaking further study.

In addition to running its Masters programme, and in collaboration with its partners, AIMS Tanzania is supporting the establishment of a Centre of Excellence for Science, Mathematics and English Education for the Mtwara region, contributing to science public engagement activities, building a focus on statistics and modelling, and seeking to appoint its first Research Chair.



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“We are pleased to bring the  AIMS model to Tanzania. We bring together top global scholars in math and science to teach and research with Africa’s brightest students”. Our graduates then use these skills to tackle African development issues ranging from disease prevention to environmental degradation, education and poverty.

AIMS graduates have a broad-based training and are talented problem solvers and innovators, which is just what this continent needs.”

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