In 2020, the African Institute for Mathematics Sciences (AIMS) and the University of Liverpool signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to foster new collaborations towards the development of the next generation of scientists.
Founded in 2003, AIMS is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for post-graduate training in mathematical sciences, research and public engagement in STEM. With centres in South Africa, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon and Rwanda, AIMS is leading Africa’s socio-economic transformation through innovative scientific training, cutting-edge research, and public engagement.
The partnership between AIMS and the University of Liverpool will facilitate the emergence of new research collaborations between Liverpool academics and leading African scientists, support the development of the next generation of scientists in Africa, and enable Liverpool academics to spend time working at AIMS centres.
The MOU offers the possibility for lecturers at the University of Liverpool to visit one of the AIMS centres and give a three-weeks course. The following lecturers have visited AIMS centres:
- Prof. Corina Constantinescu taught Actuarial Maths at AIMS Rwanda every year (some virtually due to pandemic) for the past 5 years.
- Prof. Olivier Menoukeu Pamen taught both Introduction to Stochastic Analysis and Financial Mathematics at various AIMS centres for the past 8 years (AIMS Cameroon, AIMS Ghana, AIMS Rwanda, AIMS Tanzania).
AIMS-UoL Joint Postgraduate Conference
The first joint postgraudate conference between AIMS and the University of Liverpool will take place at the University of Liverpool on 12-16th June 2023. We have a limited amount of funding to support participants from AIMS, see the section Postgraduate Conference for more information about how to apply.
If you are interested in finding out more about the AIMS network and exploring a new collaboration, please contact Prof. Olivier Menoukeu Pamen (Institute of Financial and Actuarial Mathematics, University of Liverpool).