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CIMPA Fellowships: 2 calls for applications are opening

The CIMPA Fellowships offer funding to enable young mathematical researchers to take part in short thematic programmes in partner European research institutes.

2 calls for applications are open until September 15, 2020:

Good news: CIMPA has just obtained a grant from Simons Foundation!

CIMPA is very pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Simons Foundation.

This grant will support CIMPA Courses and will also allow the creation of CIMPA-SIMONS Fellows, offering the possibility to young mathematics researchers from developing countries to take part in short thematic programmes in Europe.

Thanks to this grant, lots of great projects will be made possible!

AMU-PACOM 2021 Awards and Medals

The AMU-PACOM 2021 Awards and Medals will be presented during the 10th Pan African Congress of Mathematicians (PACOM 2021) and will be held in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, from August 2 to 7, 2021. The awards and medals are intended to foster innovative research and mentorship in all areas of mathematical sciences across the continent, recognize and honor outstanding contribution to the development of Mathematical Sciences through Africa.

For more information please click here.

A student of the 2018 Cimpa School in Benin is accepted on the PhD programme at Yeshiva University in New York City

Good news! One of the students from the CIMPA school that took place in Benin in 2018 has been accepted on the PhD programme at Yeshiva University in New York City.

Samuel Wale Akingbade began the programme in January 2020. He is studying under the supervision of Marian Gidea, Professor and Chair of Mathematics at Yeshiva University.

25 CIMPA Schools were selected for 2021

During the Steering Committee meeting which took place in Valladolid (Spain) from January 23-24, 2020, 25 CIMPA Schools were selected for 2021.

Soon, we will publish the list of schools with all information concerning them.

Application for the Ibni Prize 2020

Application for the Ibni Prize 2020

Ibni Prize: Description

The candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences obtained after January 1, 2015. They must reside in one of the countries listed below at the time of application.

There is no age limit for the candidates. Applications from women are particularly welcome.

CIMPA is happy to start the year with 36 CIMPA Courses: 25 in Africa and 11 in Asia!

CIMPA is happy to start the year with 36 CIMPA Courses: 25 in Africa and 11 in Asia!

From now on, the projects of CIMPA Course can be submitted throughout the year.


Arba Minch (Ethiopia): "Computational Optimization" by Tilahun Surafel (University of Zululand, South Africa) at Arba Minch University.

Abidjan (Ivory Coast): “ Mesures aléatoires de Poisson et Processus de Lévy “ by Ahmadou Bamba Sow (Gaston Berger University, Senegal) at Université Félix-Houphouët-Boigny.

ZbMath Open Access

Great news! The online index and reviewing service, ZbMath, is to become open access from the start of 2021. This will be of great benefit to mathematicians in developing countries.

If, in the meantime, mathematicians from developing countries would like to access ZbMath, then this is possible. Details of how to make this happen are given on the EMS-CDC webpage here.

CIMPA Schools 2019

The CIMPA Schools ended 2019 with a very good school which took place in Varanasi, in India, from December 5 to 15.

The topic of the school was: "Finsler Geometry and Applications".

We thank the Spanish Embassy in India for its financial support as well as all the other partners!

The Scientific Council met in Paris to study the projects of CIMPA Schools for 2021

The Scientific Council of CIMPA met on October 24-25, 2019 at the Institut Henri Poincaré to work on project proposals of CIMPA Schools for 2021. The meeting took place in the presence of Christophe Ritzenthaler, next Executive Director of CIMPA.

CIMPA is very grateful to all the members of this council for their time and energy.

The selection of schools will be finalized during the next CIMPA Steering Committee meeting in Valladolid (Spain) on January 23-24, 2020.


Appointment of the next Executive Director of CIMPA

CIMPA is pleased to announce the appointment of Christophe Ritzenthaler as Executive Director of CIMPA. He will take up his new duties on September 1, 2020. His term of office is 4 years.

Christophe Ritzenthaler defended his PhD, which was prepared under the supervision of Jean-François Mestre, at Paris VII university in 2003. After two years abroad as post-doc, he started as assistant professor at Aix-Marseille university. In 2013, he took up a professor position at Rennes 1 university.

Giulia Di Nunno receives the Su Buchin prize from the King of Spain at ICIAM 2019. Congratulations Prof. Di Nunno!

The CIMPA congratulates Professor Giulia Di Nunno, who was awarded the  the Su Buchin prize!

Giulia Di Nunno, Professor of stochastic analysis at the University of Oslo and member of the Executive Team of CIMPA, was awarded the ICIAM Su Buchin Prize for 2019 for her work in promoting mathematical research in African countries

The prize was created and first awarded in 2007.

16 CIMPA Courses for the period September 2019 - February 2020

CIMPA is happy to announce the list of CIMPA Courses that will be funded for the period September 2019 - February 2020 :


Cotonou (Benin): " Apprentissage statistique et datamining " by Simplice DOSSOU-GBETE (Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France) at Université d’Abomey-Calavi.

Bobo Dioulasso (Burkina Faso): "An Introduction to Algebraic Geometry" by Tony EZOME (Université des sciences et techniques de Masuku, Gabon) at Nazi Boni University.

In Memoriam: The Passing of Christian Mauduit

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of our colleague and friend Christian Mauduit in Marseille on Tuesday 13 August. Christian Mauduit has been an invaluable member of the Executive Team of CIMPA for many years, we will miss him deeply.

Our condolences to his family and numerous friends. We will always remember Christian.