6 August 2012 |
....Every industry, from finance to telecoms and the government itself, was struggling to find technically trained people. The country -- in fact, the continent south of the Sahara -- lacked any institute that produced high-quality graduates in mathematical sciences. So Turok decided to build one -- AIMS. "It kind of seemed an obvious thing to do," he says. "To bring Africa's brightest students to South Africa and bring the best lecturers in the world to teach them."