Minisymposium: 8 Years of East African Technomathematics
Lappeenranta University of Technology, with the help of funding from the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has now for eight consecutive years supported the development of applied and industrial mathematics in the East African region. The collaboration started from North-South-South exchange projects where students from the South would get the chance to visit LUT for study periods from 5 to 9 months. Over the last three years our activities have also extended into revision of the Applied Mathematics curricula in the East African universities, as well as establishment of contact between local industries and academia to enhance research collaboration and applicability. Several staff visits of 1–5 weeks and intensive courses have been organised.