2020/2021 Academic Year

2020/2021 Academic Year


Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, AIMS Senegal has adopted a blended learning model, with most of the courses delivered online. The centre is currently training with 75 students under the Co-operative (Co-op) Education program (36 students, 36% women) and the African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) program (39 students, 33% women).

Note from Centre President

Welcome to AIMS Senegal – the second Centre of Excellence to be created under the framework of the Next Einstein Initiative! It’s a new academic year at AIMS and we are excited to welcome the 2020/2021 cohort of brilliant African minds. We believe that the next Einstein will be African, and probably a woman. It could be you!

Meet the visiting Lecturers

Visiting lecturers are an indispensable component of the AIMS training model. The engagement of renowned professors from all over the world is an invaluable contribution to the grooming of AIMS Scholars. Each year, visiting Professors volunteer at various AIMS centres to share their knowledge with the students and be part of AIMS’ transformation of the African continent. The visiting lecturers’ contribution permits our students to acquire knowledge through an interdisciplinary approach from instructors with rich backgrounds in academia and industry. Meet some of our visiting lecturers for the 2020/2021 academic year.

Meet the Tutors

Tutoring at AIMS centres is a wonderful opportunity to meet and work closely with highly-respected scientists from around the world and brilliant and highly motivated students from across Africa. AIMS students have strong backgrounds in the mathematical sciences (including pure and applied mathematics, physics, computer science, mathematical biology and other fields). 

While outstanding visiting lecturers are recruited from all over the world to teach and prepare students for advanced postgraduate research, the courses are unusually broad in scope and employ the latest pedagogical methods to stimulate critical and creative thinking. To facilitate student participation and follow-up, each centre offers a Tutoring Fellowship, which permits post-doc and doctorate researchers to work as dedicated teaching assistants, with the responsibility of providing capacity building for the students 24/7. The unique residential character of the institute allows for optimum interaction between students and tutors in a congenial environment at all hours. Meet our Tutors for the 2020/2021 academic year.