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The CDC has the mandate to manage all initiatives of the IMU in support of mathematics in developing and economically disadvantaged countries. The CDC is charged with the following missions:

to manage, strengthen and promote the programs of the IMU in developing and economically disadvantaged countries.

to search for funding to support the corresponding activities.

to establish institutional partnerships with scientific organizations with common goals.

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The grants are addressed to students from developing countries that plan to complete a doctoral degree in mathematical sciences in a developing country. The 2019 call was open from February 11 to May 31 (9:00 am CET).

Professor Khalil Ezzinbi

Professor Ezzinbi has made many significant contributions to the theory of ordinary differential equations. 

Abebe R. Tufa (Ethiopia) received one of the three IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowships awarded in 2016 to complete his Ph.D. at the University of Botswana, Gaborone.

During the General Assembly of the IMU in Sao Paulo the delegates voted unanimous to make the IMU Secretariat in Berlin permanent.

Congratulations to the recipients! Find out more on the IMU website. 

The CDC session was held successfully on Tuesday August 7, 2018 from 6 pm – 8 pm in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during the ICM 2018.  More than 400 participants joint the session.

The African Women in Mathematics Association (AWMA) in collaboration with Addis Abba University is organizing the international workshop "Inviting Girls to Appreciate the Field of Mathematics: an Indispensable Tool for Sciences and Technology" on the 4th and 5th of October 2018. AWMA Workshop Poster


The Program provides research assistantships to graduate – PhD and Master – students of emerging research groups working in a developing country. It provides modest support for emerging research groups, making it possible for them to fund their most talented students as graduate research assistants. 

The IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics (CWM) welcomes the mathematical community to the World Meeting for Women in Mathematics a satellite event of the ICM 2018.

Find out more here:

The three selected projects for 2017-2019 in Cameroon, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe started their cooperation. 

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Go to the ICM 2018 webpage to look at the list of selected grantees for the Open Arms project.

The program for supports collaborative research visits of mathematicians living and working in African Mathematics Universities and Research Institutions to travel to an internationally known mathematical center of excellence (worldwide) for collaborative research. 

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