Ihsen Yengui (University of Sfax, Tunisia) has taught a course in Constructive Algebra at the Université d'Oran1 Ahmed Benbella, Algeria. The duration of the visit was September 8 - 27, 2018.

*This activity was supported by a grant from the Niels Henrik Abel Board (Norway).*

Tevian Dray (Department of Mathematics Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon, USA) visited the Institut de Mathematiques et de Sciences Physiques (IMSP) Universit ́e de Abomey-Calavi, Porto-Novo, Benin.

Prof. Dray successfully taught basics of Lorentzian geometry to mixed audience of Masters and PhD students of mathematics. He gave colloquium on active engagement in mathematics and explored possible topics for future collaboration. The IMSP is a Centre d’Excellence Africain en Sciences Mathematiques et Applications, sponsored by the World Bank. His visit took place from 21 October to 11 November 2018. While at the IMSP, he taught a graduate course in Lorentzian Geometry and General Relativity, meeting four hours per day, four days per week, for three weeks to a mixed audience of Masters and PhD students of mathematics (16 Master and Ph.D. students participated; 10 took the course for credit Level). Prof. Dray also discussed research topics with several faculty members and students at the IMSP. Finally, at the request of the Ad- joint Director of the IMSP, who had noticed my work in science education, he gave an institute-wide colloquium (seminaire generale) on active engagement in mathematics.

His report can be found here.

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Franck Adekambi (University of Johannesburg. South Africa) gave a course in Advanced Risk Theory at the University of Abomey Calavi, Benin. Eleven Master students participated in the course. The teaching on Advanced Risk Theory took place from Monday, June 18th to Friday, July 13th, 2018, from Monday to Friday, up to 4 hours a day. It allowed students to become familiar with the modeling of the amount and the frequency of claims made by an insured (automobile insurance, home insurance, professional liability insurance, water damage, etc ...) and therefore allowed them to model the amount claims from an insurance portfolio. Students can thus use statistical models to estimate the parameters of such models for a given sample. The students also learned how to identify the necessary steps in the risk modeling process, understand the underlying assumptions for each family model studied, recognize which assumptions are applicable for a given business line, and appropriately adjust these models by taking into account the impact of the modification of risk cover (co-insurance, deductible, reinsurance, Bonus Malus systems and their rates in automobile insurance, the calculation of reserves for claims incurred but not yet declared, etc.). The lecturer also discussed with local staff issues regarding curriculum and is considering to supervise two masters students.

*This activity was supported by a grant from the Niels Henrik Abel Board (Norway).*

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Prof. Fabrizio Ruggeri (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto di Matematica Applicata e Tecnologie Informatiche, Italy) has taught a course in September 2018 on Time Series at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de** **Honduras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He was partially supported by the Abel Board.

For a short report and pictures go here.

*This activity was supported by a grant from the Niels Henrik Abel Board (Norway).*

Prof. Fernando Costa (Portugal) gave a course in Differential Equations during January, 13, 2018 and February 11, 2018 at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Dongdok Campus, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR. He was partially supported by the Abel Board.

*This activity was supported by a grant from the Niels Henrik Abel Board (Norway).*

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Sylvia and Roger Wiegand (Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics, University of Nebraska) taught a course in Galois Theory to graduate students at Tribhuvan University, Nepal from May 8, 2018 until May 22 2018. 12 Masters and Ph.D. students participated. They followed the (online) book Fields and Galois Theory J.S. Milne. During the first two weeks, they covered roughly 80 percent of the first chapter of Milne, plus background. (For more details see this page). The students received handouts to supplement the materials.

*This activity was supported by a grant from the Niels Henrik Abel Board (Norway).*

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Shiv Prakash Patel (Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi) from India) gave a course from July 08, 2018 – July 20, 2018 at Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

Joaquim Correia (Portugal) gave a course in Real analysis during his visit from January 2 - February 1, 2018 at the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Silpakorn Univeristy, Nakhon Pathom, 73000 Thailand.

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