AIMS Tanzania Research Centre

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is Africa’s first network of centres of excellence in mathematical sciences.

Research is an integral part of the AIMS programme. The AIMS Tanzania Research Centre was launched in 2014. The main features of the AIMS Tanzania Research Centre are:

  • A strong focus on cutting-edge topics which are most relevant to African development, especially in fields where scientists in Africa have a competitive advantage and can do world-leading research
  • Close involvement with local universities and other research institutions thus widening the pool of available expertise and serving to initiate long-term research programmes in the local academic community
  • Collaboration with institutions all over Africa to ensure strong pan-African participation in all the Research Centre’s programmes, stimulating the growth of pan-African research networks and partnerships
  • Participation of top international researchers and institutions keen to work with African academics and students on cutting edge projects
  • Close ties with industry by running programmes associated with particular industrial needs, assisting in capacity building and collaboration on innovative projects
  • The careful selection of cost-effective, high impact, interdisciplinary research programmes in which a small fast-moving Centre can break new ground more effectively than is possible in larger, less flexible institutions


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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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