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GSK supports careers for African maths graduates

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences—a network of maths training and research hubs—has received US$66,000 from pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline to create training and career options for its students.

The funding will contribute towards AIMS’ industry initiative, which works to connect its graduates with industrial and research opportunities. The money will help AIMS alumni find internships with research organisations working on non-communicable diseases in Africa. The partnership, announced on 20 July, will also foster research and build capacity in statistics on the continent.

“One of the goals of [AIMS] is not only to create a conducive environment for our continent’s brightest minds but also to ensure they have a chance to work in the best environments in order to propel our continent further,” said Thierry Zomahoun, president and chief executive of the AIMS-Next Einstein Initiative, in a statement. 

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