Cause Profile

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate education, research and outreach in mathematical sciences.

AIMS South Africa is a centre for education and research in Cape Town, South Africa.  AIMS South Africa was established in 2003 as a partnership project of the following 6 universities: Cambridge, Cape Town, Oxford, Paris Sud XI, Stellenbosch, and Western Cape. AIMS centres operate in Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, and Tanzania.

The goals of AIMS are

  • To promote mathematics and science in Africa
  • To recruit and train talented students and teachers
  • To build capacity for African initiatives in education, research, and technology



AIMS South Africa provides talented students in the mathematical sciences with access to top quality postgraduate training by providing them with full bursaries which are raised from the private sector.

Donors include private individuals, foundations and trusts who are committed to improving science on the African continent.

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