The Government of Ghana and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Ghana, signed an agreement on May 15, 2018 to restestablish the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Ghana as a UNESCO Category II Centre of Excellence. Being a world-class academic and research centre, AIMS Ghana’s focus is directed towards preparing young African scientists for careers in the mathematical sciences with an emphasis on equipping them with problem-solving skills, required to address key issues, in relation to the societal concerns of Africa.
The Centre promotes scientific excellence and innovation by developing methodologies and practical tools for experimentation to bolster STEM education and research, based on its mission under the UNESCO Category II agreement. AIMS Ghana’s current location is East Legon Hills – Santoe in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.
Founded by Prof. Neil Turok, Professor Francis K. A. Allotey- the late renowned Ghanaian mathematician and other like-minded collaborators, AIMS Ghana continues to chalk various milestones. The Centre acknowledges Prof. Allotey’s immense contribution towards the establishment and functioning of the Institute as a UNESCO Category II Centre.
Accorded the Category II Institute status by UNESCO, comes with a mandate to offer world-class research infrastructure and postgraduate education in the Mathematical Sciences, training as many brilliant minds as possible. The designation of AIMS Ghana in this regard has enhanced its image in line with UNESCO’s medium-term strategy in helping to promote studies in basic sciences globally. This has also opened up the services of the institute to neighbouring countries to assist other educational agencies in their growth while the Centre reinvents itself to acquire the best strategies from UNESCO’s enormous body of partner agencies and intellectuals.