AIMS and ARUA to solve African problems

AIMS and ARUA to solve African problems
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Imperial launched a new seed fund for research and education projects.

Imperial has recently launched a wide-ranging new seed fund for research and education projects in collaboration with partners from Africa. The African partners are the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and members of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA), spanning across ten countries which are Cameroun, Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. The Africa Strategic Research and Education Partnerships Fund is also focused at kick-starting new innovative research and education projects among academics, researchers, and students at Imperial College, AIMS and ARUA member universities.

It has also been stated that the new fund will strengthen links, increasing the statistic of collaborations between academics from Imperial and African scientists. Scientists will receive support from the research funding stream with small-scale experiments, exploratory research, and development of prototypes. Likewise, it will aid the visitation of academics and students to a partner institute for as long as two months to enable them learn new techniques, analyze results, and build stronger networks.

AIMS and ARUA train African scientists and solve African problems.

AIMS, a pan-African network of Centers of Excellence for post-graduate training, research and public engagement in mathematical sciences, was established by Imperial Alumnus, Prof. Neil Turok (PhD Physics, 1986). The institute currently has five centers across Sub-Saharan Africa, and has partnered with Imperial in 2020 to enhance the training of the next generation of African scientists. It also aims at amending the perception of the global community concerning Africa, highlighting the wealth opportunities that are available in the continent.

ARUA, on its own, was founded in 2015 as an alliance of 16 high rank research-intensive universities across Sub Saharan. It is focused on developing local research excellence with collaborations that provide solutions to the development of the problems of Africa. Also, through its member institutions, the alliance operates 13 interdisciplinary Centers of Excellence in major thematic areas. Similarly, imperial researchers are currently in collaboration with partners to pay more attention to shared global challenges.

The funding opportunities will build The African University.

In addition, the development of innovative, inclusive and impactful online experiential learning opportunities for the future will receive its support from the education funding stream. The support could be in form of online delivery of practical laboratories, enabling student entrepreneurship, and virtual field trips. The two partnering agents, AIMS and ARUA, will ensure that students and academics are able to develop scintillating research ideas and new innovations in education that will benefit the society greatly.

The Chief Scientific Officer at AIMS Global Network, Professor Wilfred Ndifon, expressed his excitement towards the academic and research opportunities that would be provided by the Seed Fund to students, academic staff, and researchers. This funding will also likely aid huge collaborations , new knowledge, and new innovations. The Secretary-General for ARUA, Ernest Aryeetey, in a statement, excitedly acknowledged the importance of partnerships and networking for leveraging the resources of universities, for greater impact. The opportunities are, however, needed to build The African University.

Project on the management of air pollution in African cities.

Currently, academics from Imperial, AIMS and ARUA are jointly working on a project that enables the measurement and management of air pollution in African cities. Professor Majid Ezzati and Dr. Daniela Fecht, at Imperial, together with colleagues, are working to give reliable timely information regarding air pollution in cities in Sub-Saharan Africa where there is an existence of lack of data and lack of implementation of traditional monitoring technologies. The major aim of the network is to develop an integrated digital urban air pollution monitoring system in order to inform evidence-based policies and social programs to enable the reduction of air pollution.


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Ask Nigeria
1 month ago

AIMS and ARUA to solve African problemsImperial launched a new seed fund for research and education projects.Express your point of view.

Adeolastan
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1 month ago

This is a very good development and it will really great impact on the development of Africa.

DimOla
Member
1 month ago

This will enrich the understanding of our researchers, contributed to our economy positively and enable us to discover new things in the field of research.

Iyanu12345ogg
Member
1 month ago

This is a great news.
The research is embodied with numerous prospects that bring about progress on different level.

Tolaniiii
Member
1 month ago

This will make it easier for academics and students to spend up to two months visiting a partner institute so they may pick up new skills, evaluate their findings, and forge better relationships.

Christiana
Member
1 month ago

The new fund will reinforce ties and raise the number of academics from Imperial and African experts who collaborate.

Bola12
Member
1 month ago

The corporation’s main goal is to create an integrated digital system for monitoring urban air pollution so that it may be used to inform social programs and policies that reduce air pollution.

SarahDiv
Member
1 month ago

This is a great news for Nigerian researchers and the listed African countries. We can easily leverage on this opportunity and do more research that will be of great benefits to our country.

Ultra0711
Member
1 month ago

An great effort has been made here. It will provide meaningful, creative, and inclusive online experiential learning experiences and a great source of financing for schooling.

Kazeem1
Member
1 month ago

Wow, this is wonderful because the teachings from this collaboration will also help reduce air pollution which is something that has been disturbing us for a while.

Adesanyaj72
Member
1 month ago

The education funding stream will provide financing in order to facilitate the creation of cutting-edge, accessible, and life-changing online experiential learning experiences for the future.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
1 month ago

This is wonderful news for all of us living in Africa since it means that uw will assist in drawing attention to the numerous prospects for accumulating wealth that are present on the continent.

Remi1
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1 month ago

It will facilitate the travel of academics and students to an institution that is a partner for a period of up to two months, during which time they will be able to learn new methods and evaluate their findings

Chibuzor
Member
1 month ago

This new innovation is beneficial due to the fact that scientists will receive help from the research funding stream with regard to the conduct of prototype development, exploratory research, and smaller-scale studies.

Hassan Isa
Member
1 month ago

I have high hopes that the number of cooperation between academics from Imperial College and African scientists will increase as a direct result of this new investment.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
1 month ago

The primary objective of the Africa Strategic Research and Education Partnerships Fund should be to stimulate the development of novel educational and research initiatives among academics.

Taiwoo
Member
1 month ago

The newly established fund will strengthen relationships between Imperial and scientists from Africa, and this will help boost growth.

Haykaylyon26
Member
1 month ago

This is a good innovation the research will improved our education sector and make it standard. It will make a great development

Tonerol10
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1 month ago

AIMS and ARUA good development from you people. This research will really help the system of our education and also increase the standard of our education

theApr
Member
1 month ago

This is a welcome initiative. African universities would be developed. Also, it would develop innovative, inclusive and impactful online experiential learning opportunities. It’s an amazing education funding stream.

jdpumping
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1 month ago

This is a welcome development anything or research in order to boost scientist and their development in order to have finds for projects is really a laudable achievement by the organisations.

Abusi
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1 month ago

I really admire this initiative by AIMS and ARUA. We really need to become more advanced in our research and educational projects. This can only be done through the help of professional agencies who are ready to help us achieve that objective.