students, all postgraduated or graduated of master's programs, are
talented young researchers who were selected from a large number of
applications received each year from all over Africa. Thus, the
first promotion of AIMS-Senegal is composed of 35 students including
15 African nationalities. AIMS-Sénégal, according to its
policy of woman empowerment, nearly a tenth of students (5) are students this year. This promotion was supported by a team of six tutors
(including 2 women) from three African countries and two countries European.
Throughout the year our students were able to follow their stride by chaining periods of 3 weeks classes, ranging from algebraic to the statistical study, but also through biophysics and many more topics that you will be able find on our lecturers page.
students also had the opportunity to attend lectures given by some of
our teachers. Thus, Marie-Francoise Roy (University of Rennes)
could expound on real roots, a complex history and subject that our
students will now more easily understand. Pr. Nakoulima
(University of Guyana and French Antilles) also proposed a conference
on distributed systems, a subject not enough studied but students had
therefore the chance to approach a new subject of reflection.
In the near future, AIMS-Senegal will focus even more closely into solar energy, but until then students have had classes on this subject and attended a practical session organized by Pr. Gregory Sissoko (UCAD, Dakar): a solar panel, a battery, an alternator, a neon light ... and let there be light.
While our green and peaceful campus offers a quiet atmosphere which noone could easily go away from, our academic center gave occasional entertainement to our students in order to provide them with another perspective on Senegal that the mathematical sciences one. Earlier this year our students have been able to discover the natural reserve of Bandia, Goree Island and finally the beaches of La Somone and Toubab Dialaw. Our tutors, who are also immersed in campus life at the same level as students, join them for weekly recreational walks along the beach of Mbour and for joyful volleyball and table tennis games.