Established in 2013 with the support of the government of Cameroon, AIMS Cameroon is the fourth Centre of Excellence to be created under the AIMS Global Network (AIMS Next Einstein Initiative). AIMS Cameroon offers:
- A Master’s Degree in Mathematical Sciences through a 10-month research-oriented Structured program and an 18-month Co-operative (Co-op) Education program with a direct link to industry through work placements
- A Teacher Training Program (TTP) designed to improve learning outcomes in mathematics for secondary school students
- A Research Centre led by a Chair of Research in Mathematics and its Applications
Through its facilities, partnerships, scientific output, and pan-African character, AIMS Cameroon is poised to bring Cameroon to the forefront of African science. AIMS Cameroon is located in Limbe in the South West Region of Cameroon.
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a pan-African network of Centres of Excellence for postgraduate training in mathematical sciences, research, and public engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Founded in 2003 in South Africa by acclaimed physicist Prof Neil Turok and later replicated in Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon and Rwanda, AIMS is leading Africa’s socio-economic transformation through:
• Innovative scientific training (the development of human capital);
• Technological advances and cutting-edge scientific discoveries; and
• Public engagement for the continent’s scientific emergence.
Africa’s youth are at the heart of the AIMS innovation and transformation ecosystem which consists of a set of academic and non-academic programs expertly tailored to provide AIMS learners with a unique postgraduate training experience on the continent.
AIMS offers a Master’s in mathematical sciences, including a co-operative option with a direct link to industry, the African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI), as well as research programs, with over 100 researchers conducting studies across the network. In addition to the AIMS Industry Initiative and a gender-responsive Teacher Training Program currently implemented in Cameroon and Rwanda, AIMS equally created two critical initiatives: Quantum Leap Africa, a think tank looking into the coming quantum revolution and the Next Einstein Forum to propel Africa on to the global scientific stage.