MENAO SYMPOSIUM AND ICM2014
The symposium on Mathematics in Emerging Nations: Achievements and Opportunities (MENAO), took place at COEX, in Seoul, Korea, on 12th August 2014. It was followed by the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM2014), which took place during 13 – 21 August, also at COEX. On 14th August, there was a Regional Networking Event for Africa and Eastern Europe, from 5.00 to 6.30pm. For more information, please see Conferences for more information.
CHERN MEDAL WINNER DONATES FUNDS TO AMMSI
During the ICM2014 in Seoul, Korea, Professor Phillip Griffiths of the Science Initiative Group (SIG) was awarded the 2014 Chern medal for lifetime devotion to mathematics and outstanding achievements in complex geometry. Professor Griffiths donated USD 250K to AMMMSI for promotion of mathematics in Africa. For more information, click here.
AMMSI PROGRAMME DIRECTOR ELECTED PRESIDENT OF CDC
Professor Wandera Ogana, the Programme Director of AMMSI, was elected the President of the Commission for Developing Countries (CDC), a commission of the International Mathematical Union (IMU), for the period 2015 – 2018. For more information, click here.
AMMSI BECOMES AN AFFILIATE OF THE RISE NETWORK
In July 2014, AMMSI became an affiliate network of the Regional Initiative in Science Education (RISE). Click here for more information.
AMMSI POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS – 2014: AWARDS TO INSTITUTIONS
Following the application deadline of 30th April 2014, the AMMSI Postgraduate scholarships were awarded to a number of universities. For more information see fellowships and scholarships page.
LMS-AMMSI CONFERENCE GRANTS
The London Mathematical Society (LMS) awards grants of up to £2,000 (GBP) per conference organized, or supported, by the African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative (AMMSI). These grants are to cover the travel costs of postgraduate students, with mathematics degrees, to enable them to attend the conferences. For more information and application, please see confrences page.
MENTORING AFRICAN RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS (MARM)
Mentoring African Research in Mathematics (MARM) is a cooperative programme designed to support mathematics research and advanced teaching in African universities by establishing longer-term mentoring relations between mathematicians working in established research centres, their colleagues in Africa, and doctoral students of those colleagues. The scheme has now been in operation for a number of years and details of the existing projects can be found here.
COMMISSION FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES (CDC)
The Commission for Developing Countries (CDC) is a commission of the International Mathematical Union (IMU). The CDC administers the Abel Visiting Scholar Program and the IMU-Simons Travel Fellowship Program. It also provides grants for research visits and for organization of conferences, has a mathematics library assistance scheme, and supports volunteer lecturers to universities in Developing Countries. For more information and applications please click here.