East Africa Technomathematics IV

Coordinator

Lappeenranta University of Technology

Contact detailsPauliina Talka, pauliina.talka(at)lut.fi
Matti Heiliö, matti.heilio(at)lut.fi
Budget140 000
Duration 6/2013 - 8/2015
Academic field Mathematics
Funded since 2008

Partners:

Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia
Kigali Institute of Science and Technology, Rwanda
National University of Rwanda,
Rwanda
Makerere University,
Uganda
University of Dar es Salaam,
Tanzania
University of Dodoma,
Tanzania
University of Nairobi,
Kenya
Tampere University of Technology,
Finland
University of Oulu,
Finland

Brief Description:

The original reason for setting up the project is the consistent prevailing problems in the science education at African Universities. Many recent reports emphasize the need to develop mathematics and ICT education in Africa. The emphasis is on developing educational programmes, curricula and academic practices in applied mathematics. The activities and means to achieve the objectives are staff training, facilitation of university-industry contacts, student exchange, promotion of MS studies of East African students via staff visits and intensive courses and to facilitate the "within East-Africa" network collaboration. Pro-motion of PhD studies is also one of the goals.

As a result of past years activity there is now large number of MSc holders who are interested to continue for PhD.

Funded activities

Number of Teacher Exchanges: 29
Number of Student Exchanges: 22
Number of Administrative Visits and Network Meetings: 1
Number of Intensive Courses: 3

Brief Description of Intensive Course(s):

2013 autumn: Uganda, Makerere University, students 20, teachers 4. Mathematics, informatics. Matlab skills, time series analysis, financial and insurance mathematics, analysis of experimental data, data assimilitation.

2014 spring: Ethiopia, Bahir Dar University, 15 students, 3 teachers, natural sciences. Mathematics fo radar analysis Bahir Dar.

2014 autumn: Tanzania, University of Dar es Salaam, 20 students, 4 teachers, mathematics, informatics. Mathematical modelling workshop, training for trainers, applied statistics.