Sir David King, the UK government’s Chief Scientific Advisor emphasized African development and climate change as the two top priorities for the next decade during a presentation at AIMS on 18 May 2005.
The first AIMS Postgraduate Diploma graduation took place on Friday 18 June 2004 at the institute’s premises in Muizenberg. Minister Mangena of the Department of Science and Technology lead the proceedings with a speech and was followed by representatives from the 3 local universities. The Universities of Cape Town, Stellenbosch, and the Western Cape awarded
The AIMS Launch Event, a Bright Future for Science and Mathematics in Africa, was held at the AIMS institute, 6–8 Melrose Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town 18–19th September 2003. Speakers included: Francis Allotey, Kader Asmal, Michael Berry, Wayne Getz, Ben Ngubane, Martin Rees, James Gates, Patricia Whitelock, JRA Pearson, Toni Beardon, Graham Richards, George Ellis, Maha Mahadevan,