Sulis graphic

University of Bath logo - links to
                University home page

Mentoring African Research in Mathematics

The MARM scheme is funded by the Nuffield Trust and Leverhulme and administered in the UK by the London Mathematical Society. It supports mathematics research and teaching in sub-Saharan African. The idea is to strengthen research groups based in Africa through partnerships between UK mathematicians and African academics and postgraduate students.


Through MARM I worked with the Department of Mathematics at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. In March 2011 I visited the department. During my visit I got to know members of the department, gave an intensive postgraduate lecture course in mathematical epidemiology, and discussed research in mathematical biology. I June 2012 I returned to Dar es Salaam to continue our dicussions of mathematical biology research, particularly focussing on eco-epidemiological models relevant to theTanzanian game reserves. 

UDSM Department of

Accessing the Scientific Literature from Africa

Subscriptions to scientific journals may appear prohibitively expensive for many universities in developing countires. However, in many cases electronic access to the latest publications, and large parts of the archive, is available through a number of schemes. Anders Wändahl, a librarian at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, has produced this excellent guide, and supplied most of the information presented here.

The links below provide more information about various different ways in which researchers in Tanzania may be able to access the scientific literature. See Anders' report for more information.   

Oxford Journals

Anders has also prepared information for this database detailing exactly how to access the major mathematical biology journals from the University of Dar es Salaam.

University of Bath | Department of Mathematics | Centre for Mathematical Biology