News Archive

December 2013

This month, the Regional Initiative in Science and Education or RISE, a program run by the Institute for Advanced Study, received its third and final grant from the Carnegie Corp. of New York. Since 2008, Carnegie has given RISE more than $15 million to train scientists and engineers in sub-Saharan Africa.

November 2013

The University of Malawi (UNIMA) has announced that it has a new Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Kalenga Saka (also of RISE-SABINA), who has replaced Dr. Emmuel Fabiano. Article here.

October 2013

The National Research Foundation in South Africa, in partnership with Carnegie Corporation of New York, is hosting a workshop on excellence in doctoral programmes in sub-Saharan Africa (27-29 October) in Gauteng, South Africa. On the eve of the event, Carnegie Corporation's programme director, Omotade Akin Aina, explained why the time is right but investment crucial to launch the next generation of scholars in sub-Saharan Africa.
See the original post on SciDev.Net.

September 2013

Since its establishment in 2005, the African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative (AMMSI) has concentrated on promoting mathematics in Sub-Saharan African countries because, at the time of its establishment, it was anticipated that a Millennium Science project would be initiated for the Mediterranean countries, to involve Southern Europe and North Africa.  The project never materialized.  Over the years, there has been concern about exclusion of North Africa from AMMSI’s activities, particularly since some of the countries in this reg