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17Jan

Partial Support for PhD and MSc Students Available NOW

The Simons Foundation through the Research and Graduate studies in mathematics and its applications (RGSMA): A network approach shall offer a limited number of partial support for PhD and MSc students tenable at the Department of Mathematics and Statistical Sciences, Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) for the period Jan 2017 – July…

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1Jan

Magic, Mathamatics Minds Meet at The SAMSA-MASAMU Annual conference (2016)

The SAMSA-MASAMU Annual conference took place in Pretoria, South Africa at The Innovation Hub. The conference involved an amalgamation of great minds in The Mathematics Field who came together to share ideas through powerful topics and discussion between November 18th and 27th 2016. The conference included plenary sessions, invited talks and parallel sessions. The conference…

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13Sep

Prof. Edward Lungu Wins Prestigious AMMSI-Phillip Griffiths Prize.

The 2016 AMMSI-Phillip Griffiths Prize awarded to Professor Edward M. Lungu for outstanding contribution to mathematics in the area of mathematical modeling for hydrology, ecology, and epidemiology, with an emphasis on understanding the progression of HIV/AIDS and the treatment of those who have the disease; and for his role in educating and mentoring the next…

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23Sep

Using Bio-Metrics to Solve Africa’s Disease Problems

Due to the ease of movement in the region, large populations and ideal conditions for the spread of infectious disease, Sub-Saharan Africa is a hot bed for emerging and re-emerging human diseases cause have caused immense suffering to the populous. The most recent occurrence of pathogenic spread was The Ebola Pandemic which is considered the…

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5Mar

SAMSA Graduate Workshop Paves The Path Forward.

As part of the training of the Simons Foundation project, The Southern Africa Mathematical Sciences Association in conjunction with MASAMU (An Auburn University, USA graduate training project) organized a workshop for graduate students from Africa and the United States from November 24th to November 28th 2014 in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The Simons Foundation Project based…

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5Jan

Revitalizing Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

Although higher education has developed immeasurably in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), it’s shortfalls are well-documented. Studying conditions are not keeping track with the increasing number of students. Lecture halls are overcrowded, laboratories and libraries are insufficient and living conditions precarious. Higher education, marked by gaping inefficiencies, has a crippling effect on human capital and stunting the…

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6Dec

RGSMA’s Strategy for Change.

The scope of this project is vast and intended to grow through networking. As of this moment there are 6 University that span across the African content that have agreed to come together, share resource and enable the minds of tomorrow. RGSM Africa’s network of students include: University of Botswana (Botswana) Botswana College of Agriculture…

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6Dec

The Need for Development

On a global scale Africa appears to require a redevelopment of it’s approach to mathematics. A Global Information Technology Report 2014 compiled by the World Economic Forum ranked the quality of Math and Science in various countries across the world. On the global scale, Singapore ranked first with a value of 6.3, followed by Finland…

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