The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is announcing a research chair, under the programme financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) entitled “German Research Chairs”, at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. AIMS Tanzania (www.aims.ac.tz) is part of the AIMS-Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI, www.nexteinstein.org). This initiative seeks to establish a coordinated network of 15 supra-regional centres of excellence in Africa during the next ten years to help meet the need for scientists trained in mathematics. The first AIMS centres in South Africa, Senegal, Ghana and Cameroon are models for AIMS Tanzania and other institutes being created in Africa.
The internationally advertised research chair is designed to help strengthen university education in mathematics and research in Africa, promote networking between AIMS Tanzania and German universities, and support networking amongst the various AIMS centres in Africa. The deadline for submitting applications is 1 February 2017.