Next Einstein Initiative to expand to Tanzania following Signing Ceremony in Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (August 4) – The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences - Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) have signed an agreement with the government of Tanzania to open the latest AIMS centre of excellence for postgraduate training, research and
outreach at a ceremony at the Ministry offices in the capital. Prof. Sifuni Mchome, Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT), signed on behalf of the government of the United Republic of Tanzania, while Thierry Zomahoun, President,
signed on behalf of AIMS-NEI.
"Tanzania is our fifth centre and we are proud of what we've accomplished to date," says Thierry Zomahoun, President of AIMS-NEI.
"AIMS has graduated 731 Africans from 41 nations with advanced degrees in mathematical sciences and more than a third have been women."
The signatories were joined by a who’s who of the education sector in Tanzania, including, among others, Ms. Consolate Mgimba, the Deputy Permanent Secretary of MoEVT;
Prof. Eustela Bhalalusesa, Tanzania Commissioner for Education; Prof. Sylvia Shayo Temu, Director of Higher Education, MoEVT; Prof. Yunus Mgaya, Vice Chancellor, Planning and Administration, University of Dar es Salaam;
Prof. Mohamed Bakari, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Planning, Finance and Administration, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences; representatives from the Ministries of Finance, Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Communication Science & Technology, and Natural Resources and Tourism;
and Prof. Barry Green, Chair of the AIMS Global Academic Advisory Council.