The Department of Mathematics has cooperated with ISP the last ten years and has through this collaboration hosted altogether 13 PhD students from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia as well as one postdoc from Tanzania. Together with ISP, the Department of Mathematics has also organised four network meetings for PhD students and postdocs in mathematics with support from ISP or Sida – two in Sweden in 2017 and 2018, one in Entebbe, Uganda, in 2018 and one in Bishoftu, Ethiopia, in 2019.
At the last two network meetings, a number of senior mathematicians from several African countries – mainly in Eastern and Western Africa – as well as from Europe and USA participated. This led to the formation of 11 international research groups covering many fields of mathematics. We have great hope in these groups and believe that they will push forward collaboration between universities in general and collaborative research in particular.