National Institute for Mathematical Sciences (NIMS)
Kumasi, Ghana


The National Institute for Mathematical Sciences (NIMS) Ghana currently hosted at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is a young institute setup up by the Committee of all vice chancellors in Ghana. The mandate of the institute is to create an environment for stronger collaborations in mathematical Sciences among its members mainly constituted from all Mathematics Departments in both Public and Private Universities in Ghana. The Institute’s objective is to establish cutting edge postgraduate research programs that expose students to modernized technologies and concepts in interdisciplinary areas of specialization using centres of excellence located in its member Universities within Ghana.

The institute in 2013 established its first center for Scientific and Technical Computing. The center runs an interdisciplinary Postgraduate programme in Scientific Computing and industrial Modeling (SCIM). The center provides an intellectually stimulating environment where students and faculties work on projects that catalyzes technological growth and delivers innovation-driven solutions to new trends of interdisciplinary research.



The NIMS Center for Scientific and Technical computing which was originally founded by NIMS­ Ghana in collaboration with the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters with funding from Petroleum Geo­Services. The center currently offers interdisciplinary Masters and Doctoral programmes in Scientific Computing and Industrial Modelling (SCIM).

The programme equips students with a strong foundation in Scientific and Technical Computing as well as industrial modelling allowing them to utilize cutting edge Mathematical concepts and state ­of ­the ­art computing resources to deliver cost­ effective technology solutions. 

The programme provides an intellectually stimulating environment where students and faculties have the potential to develop their skills and explore specific application areas, such as reservoir modelling and simulation, Information retrieval and data mining, Computational fluid dynamics, bio­ mathematical modelling, artificial intelligence, data Analytics and visualization, high performance computing, imaging science, computer vision and others.

While theory in both Mathematics and Computing Science is of the highest consideration, at the core of its design is the opportunity for students to have practical experience with real industrial problems through NIMS GHANA Collaborations.

InterMathsNIMS Coordinator

Peter Amoako-Yirenkyi
ICT Consultant – KNUST
Peter Amoako-YirenkyiDirector SCIM – NIMS

InterMathsNIMS Assistant Coordinator

Henry Martin
Henry MartinKNUST Lecturer & NIMS Research Fellow

Useful information about Kumasi and NIMS

The National Institute for Mathematical Sciences (NIMS) Ghana is located on the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) campus. It occupies spaces in the Casely - Hayford Building, closer to the Paa Joe Stadium. The campus (centre) is easily reached by public transport (taxis or buses) from the Kumasi Airport.

We believe that although studying is a major part of your life here on campus, there should be times to have fun and a cool head to reflect on good things and times of your life here on campus. Outside the classroom there are a number of activities (including cinema, shopping, sports such as karate, chess, swimming volleyball, basketball, cinema and many others) students can engage in. Therefore KNUST has made arrangements so that your dedicated time for social life is also made very comfortable and full of enjoyment.

Students' social life on the campus is organized by the Junior Common Room Committees, which also act as liaison between the student body and the Hall authorities in their Halls. The Students' Representative Council (SRC), whose executive is appointed from campus-wide elections, is responsible for the coordination of the activities of the various Junior Common Room Committees. There are also Department, Faculty and College societies, which provide extracurricular activities for junior members. NIMS - Gh, located on KNUST is associated with various Departments and Colleges based on the interdisciplinary research.

Ghana, the gate to Africa is at the West of Africa. Ghana is a tropical country. The South Western part is located within the warm wet forest zone similar to the Amazon. Accra, the capital, is located in the dry equatorial zones. Kumasi is in the wet savanna. It lies between 4° and 11 ° North at the equator and has a coastline of 540 km. Ghana has a unique, rich and diverse natural, culture and historic attraction. These includes castles, canopy walkways, rivers, waterfalls, lakes, beaches, mountains, landscapes and others

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KNUST and its neighbouring suburbs have amazingly diverse kinds of restaurants serving up selections of local and international cuisine to the university community. You'll find plenty of variety and convenience with over 30 dining locations in and around campus. If it’s about food, KNUST has more than enough to offer everyone. The Dining halls of the six halls of residence offer a variety of dishes and snacks at affordable prices to students. Junior Common Room snack bars can also be found in all the halls. Most restaurants around campus offer room services to students. Your pizza, chips and chicken, banku or jollof rice is just a call away







InterMaths Network
A network of 12 European Universities, coordinated by Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics (DISIM) at University of L'Aquila in Italy (UAQ)