Our three-stage plan for QLA’s development ensures relevance to Rwanda’s and Africa’s needs with visible short- and long-term impact. This strategy also steadily builds theoretical and experimental expertise, as well as scientific excellence.


In partnership with the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is inviting students who are at least in the final year of their BSc program or BSc degree holders with an interest in data science and its related disciplines (such as Mathematics, Statistics, Machine Learning, Cluster Analysis, Data Mining, Big data Analytics, Data Visualization, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Deep Learning, Deep Active Learning, Cognitive Computing among others), to apply for one of six attractive Masters by Research scholarships at its pioneering Quantum Leap Africa (QLA) Research Centre in Rwanda.Successful candidates will each benefit from financial support of up to $10 000 per annum for at most two years. Applicants with an MSc degree could be eligible for a –year MPhil. Funding is also available for conferences and international scientific events. The term can be renewed based on satisfactory progress. Students would preferably be based at QLA in Rwanda and could be affiliated to any of the AIMS Research Centres and spend time in other international partner universities or research centres. Beneficiaries may also be affiliated to any recognized institution of higher learning located in the same country as the AIMS Research Centre.


Quantum Leap Africa (QLA), in collaboration with other international research centers and universities, is hosting Hydrogen Intensity Real-time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX) outrigger in Rwanda. The HIRAX is a radio telescope array that will map nearly all of the southern sky in radio continuum and neutral hydrogen line emission over a frequency range of 400-800Mhz. The HIRAX outrigger telescope in Rwanda is expected to provide an opportunity for cutting edge research and strong collaborations with international professionals in the field of cosmology, astrophysics and data science.