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November 2011

French Volunteer Lecturer participating at the Volunteer Lecture Program in Benin

The Commission for Developing Countries (CDC) of the International Mathematical Union is pleased to announce that Professor Brigitte Lucquin of Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, France is completing her stay as visiting lecturer in Benin. She is taking part in the Volunteer Lecturer Program from the 7th - 25th November 2011 and is teaching a course on "Introduction to Partial Differential Equations and their Approximations" at the L'Institut de Mathématiques et de Sciences Physiques (IMSP) in Benin and is supported by CDC/ IMU.

The course is given in French. Participants are mainly students of the master level, but also some PhD students, colleagues and some physicists.  They come from Benin, but also from Guinea, Burundi, Togo, Cameroun and Mali.


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September 2011

CDC launches the IMU Mathematics Library Assistance Scheme for Developing Countries

The Commission for Developing Countries, part of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) has launched a new support scheme where the shipment of textbooks to universities in less economically developed countries is supported. CDC offers limited financial support for shipment costs for individual scientists or institutions wishing to donate books in the mathematical sciences to libraries in developing countries. Libraries in universities/research institutions in developing countries can apply for to receive donated books. For more information please go here

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September 2011

US Volunteer Lecturer completes Volunteer Lecture Program at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM AIST-Arusha) in Arusha, Tanzania.

The Commission for Developing Countries (CDC) of the International Mathematical Union is pleased to announce that Professor Padmanabhan Seshaiyer of George Mason University's Department of Mathematical Sciences in Fairfax, Virgina (USA) has completed his stay as visiting lecturer at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM AIST-Arusha) in Arusha, Tanzania.

For more information please go here.

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September 2011

The Simons Foundation announces the Africa Mathematics Project.

The program is designed to enhance the mathematical capacity &productivity of recipient research groups. The project will focus on mathematicians and their graduate students at institutions of higher learning in sub-Saharan Africa. The Foundation will make competitive awards that, taken together, will total approximately 400,000 USD per year for each of the next 10 years.

For more information please go here.

last updated: 2011-11-25