Partnerships in Africa
Durham University is proud to support the work of The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS). The core function of AIMS is the teaching of a one-year taught Masters course, drawing on lecturers from all over the world to support the delivery of programmes at centres in South Africa, Cameroon, Senegal, Rwanda, Ghana and Tanzania. Durham Mathematicians have been involved with AIMS since shortly after its foundation in 2003 and the University continues to support AIMS' vital work through an institutional partnership signed in 2016.
Our academics work in partnership with counterparts across Africa to address pressing global challenges such as climate change, conflict resolution and infectious diseases, to name just a few. This section highlights some of the collaborative research and other activities with our partners in the Africa region.
Explore a snapshot of our collaborative work with our partners in Africa
Each year several hundred students from some 25 African countries join our vibrant academic community. We also have a range of scholarship opportunities available to applicants from Africa, including Chevening and Commonwealth partnership awards and the prestigious the Ruth First Scholarship.
Durham allows students to become part of a diverse community and provides enough guidance and support for students to adopt to their new surroundings.
We are proud of our growing community of alumni from across Africa. Our Alumni Office and International Office teams regularly engage with former students in major cities across the continent.
We are always keen to hear from peer institutions in Africa who are keen to collaborate in research and education.