African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)



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About AIMS

AIMS is a Pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate education and research in mathematical sciences. Its mission is to enable Africa's brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem solvers and innovators capable of propelling Africa's future scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. The centre in Muizenberg was founded in 2003 as a partnership project of the Universities of Stellenbosch, Cambridge (UK), Oxford (UK), Paris-Sud XI (France), Cape Town and the Western Cape.

It shares a research chair in Mathematical and Theoretical Physical Biosciences as part of the South African Research Chair Initiative (SARChI) with the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Stellenbosch University.

MSc in Mathematical Sciences

Talented students from all over Africa are selected and provided with full bursaries for this intensive structured Master's programme. Coursework modules are delivered by internationally renowned specialists and these are followed by a research project. On completing this one-year programme, students may continue with a research Master's degree or (in special cases) a PhD in one of the disciplines in mathematical science.