New partnership supports statistics teaching in Africa

Statistics students in Africa are set to benefit from a new sponsorship agreement between Taylor & Francis and the Royal Statistical Society (RSS).

The new deal commits funds to support the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and its MSc teaching programme.

For a minimum of four years, the fund will cover the travel costs of RSS members who are visiting AIMS centers across Africa to teach statistics to local MSc students. This will not only help develop this important area of mathematical science in the region, but also offer experience and skill-building opportunities for the RSS volunteers.

Hetan Shah, Executive Director of the RSS said of the sponsorship agreement, “Data is not just a metric of development but increasingly recognised as a driver of it. We hope that our contribution will help with the skills development needed to take advantage of the data revolution.

For more details, including how to volunteer if you are a current member of the RSS, visit the Taylor & Francis Newsroom.