What is this? : The African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) was founded in 2003 with the mission to enable "Africa’s youth to shape the continent’s future through innovative scientific training, breakthrough research and public engagement". It serves as a pan-African graduate institute serving to bring together students from throughout the continent to work through a year of intensive study driven by educators coming from around the world. This course exposes students to a diverse set of subjects from throughout mathematical sciences including pure math and statistics, physics and computer science, as well as financial mathematics and prepares them to pursue research masters and PhD studies afterwards.
You Are Invited!!!!!! (click this link to see how)
This forum is set up as an opportunity to introduce our colleagues from Swiss institutions (and possibly elsewhere!) to the AIMS academic community and describe how they can get involved as an educator. And likewise, this is an opportunity to connect AIMS students and alumni to faculty from Swiss institutions (and possible elsewhere!) who share intellectual interests and may have research and funding opportunities to pursue together.
Why should you come? :
Because you are an AIMS student or alumni interested in studying for your research masters or PhD in the future and are interested in building your academic network.
Because you are a scientist (graduate student, post-doc, faculty, staff) and have heard someone mention AIMS before and how much they loved teaching there. "AIMS has the best students ever!" and "The environment is so energizing!" are things you may have heard. So come learn how you can get involved.
What we intend to achieve? : Make connections! We want to connect those who wish to get involved in the work of AIMS and teaching in Africa with those who are learning in Africa and are interested in learning and researching elsewhere.
Why Switzerland + AIMS? : Everyone is invited to attend, and the title of the event derives from the organizers of the event currently being stationed at institutes based in Switzerland. Of course, everyone is willing to attend and profit from the discussions and connections we will foster.