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October 2-4 , 2017

Professor Kuku attended the third edition of the AEMASE (African European, Mediterranean Academies for Science Education) Conference/workshop (AEMASE III) October 2-4, 2017 in Paris, France more ...

September 15-18, 2017

Professor Kuku attended the 9th" Olympiad Of The Mind" Sept 14-18 at Chania, Crete, Greece and gave an invited lecture on "Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in the age of globalization. more ...

July 12, 2017

Professor Kuku gave a public lecture at the University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria
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July 3-8, 2017

Professor Kuku attended the African Mathematical Union (AMU) Pan-African Congress Of Mathematicans (PACOM) in Rabat Morocco.
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June 13-16, 2017

Professor Kuku attended the Commonwealth Science Conference in Singapore
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May 24-27, 2017

Professor Kuku attended the First Pan-African Project Management conference, in Yaounde, Cameroon
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Feb 16, 2017

On Feb 15-16, 2017, Professor Kuku was in Berlin, Germany, to attend the 6th Berlin Demography Forum.
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November 7-10, 2016

Professor Kuku was in Berlin, Germany November 7-10 and participated in
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October 25, 2016

Professor Kuku attended the "2nd African Young Academies Regional conference", October 24-26, 2016 in Mauritius.
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October 20, 2016.

Professor Kuku attended the the workshop on "Innovations in investments in young children globaly" in Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire
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August 24 2016

Professor Kuku attended the TWAS-ROSSA Young Scientists conference and and 6th General Assembly of the Nigerian Young Academy(NYA)
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June 29 , 2016

Professor Kuku attended in Bangkok,Thailand the Workshop for capacity development
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June 21, 2016

Professor Kuku attended the 10th AAS General Assembly (GA) in Kasane, Botswana, June 20-22, 2016. His Excellency, Lt. Gen. Steretse Khana Ian Khana, the President of Botswana graced the opening ceremony on June 21 with his presence
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May 31, 2016

Professor Kuku attended on May 31 the "Korea-Kenya Science and ICT Seminar in Nairobi Kenya hosted by the National Information Society Agency of South Korea
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May 3-20, 2016

Professor Kuku was the Chief Organizer of a three -week activity--AAS/AMU Symposium on "Current Research trends in the Mathematical sciences and Applicatons (May 17-20) and a pre-symposium School, (May 3-16)
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April 20.

Professor Kuku led a delegation of six AAS Fellows to attend the 2nd AAS-KAST(Korean Academy and Science and Technology) in Seoul , South Korea on the theme " Bio-Natursl Resources and their applications
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March 2, 2016

Professor Kuku attended the Inter Academy Panel (IAP) conference and General Assembly(Feb 29 - March 2, 2016) in Hermanus, South Africa.
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February 18, 2016

Professor Kuku attended the G-Science Academy meeting Feb 17-19, 2016 in Tokyo Japan organized by the Science council of Japan.
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January 28, 2016

Professor Kuku attended the curriculum transformation conference in Pretoria
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December 10, 2015.

Professor Kuku attended , December 9-11, the Symposium on " What new Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Funding Mechanisms in Africa" organized by the Senegalese National Academy of Sciences and Techniques .
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November. 19, 2015.

Professor Kuku has been in Benin Republic, Nov 19 - December 20, 2015 as a Distinguished Professor at the IMSP--Institut de Mathematiques et de Sciences Physique , Porto Novo,
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September 10, 2015.

Professor Kuku attended the Launching of the AAS platform for Health Research
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August 28, 2015.

Professor Kuku attended as a resource person the first African Academy of Science (AAS) Pan-African Science Olympiads (PASO) as well as the 24th edition of
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July 28, 2015

Professor Kuku will attend the NAS (National academy of sciences, USA)/EAS (Ethiopian Academy of Sciences) workshop
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July 6, 2015

Professor Kuku attended July 6-7 2015, (as President of AAS), the first Bilateral AAS (African Academy of sciences)/KAST (Korean Academy of Science and Technology) Symposium titled "Bio-Sciences and Biotechnology for Socio-economic Development"
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Awards

Honours, Distinctions and Awards

Prof. Kuku is a recepient of several Honours, Awards and Distinctions both home and abroad. more...

 

Profile

PERSONAL DETAILS:

Date of Birth: March 20, 1941
Marital Status: Married with four children
Nationality: Nigeria/USA
Sex: Male

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

B.Sc (Special Honours) Mathematics, University of London, 1965;
M.Sc (Mathematics) University of Ibadan Nigeria (1968);
Ph.D (Mathematics) University of Ibadan Nigeria (1971). (Ph.D thesis written under Professor H. Bass of Columbia University, N.Y. USA)

RECENT AND CURRENT POSITIONS:

He has been the William. W. S. Claytor Endowed Professor of Mathematics, Grambling State University, Grambling, LA, USA.
He was president of the African Mathematical Union for nine years 1986-1995. He is also currently the President of the African Academy of Sciences.
He is also currently a Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, National Mathematical Centre, Abuja, Nigeria.

PREVIOUS POSITIONS AT UNIVERSITY LEVELS:

A) POSITIONS HELD IN NIGERIA:

Assistant Lecturer,University of Ife, Nigeria, 1965-67; Lecturer University of Ife, Nigeria, 1967-68; Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader in Maths, Univ. of Ibadan, Nigeria(1968-1980); Professor of Mathematics, Univ. of Ibadan, 1982-2002); Head, Dept of Maths, Univ. of Ibadan, 1983-1986; Dean, Post-graduate School, University of Ibadan, 1987-1990; Foundation Chairman, Committee of Deans of Post-graduate Schools in Nigerian Universities, 1987-88.

B) PERMANENT POSITION HELD OUTSIDE NIGERIA:

Professor of Mathematics, International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Trieste, Italy. (a United Nations Research Centre in Mathematics and Physics under UNESCO) 1995-2003.
Had to retire in 2003 at the UNESCO mandatory age of 62.

C) VISITING POSITIONS OUTSIDE NIGERIA:

These include:
Member Institute of Advanced Study Princeton, NJ, USA, 2003-2004;
Visit, Research Prof , Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) Berkeley, CA, USA, 1992, 2004;
Vist,Prof, Cornell Univ. Ithaca, NY, USA 1993;
Distinguished Vist. Prof., Miami Univ. Oxford, OH; 2005-06;
Vist. Prof, Howard Univ, Washington DC, 1994,
Vist. Prof. Max Planck Inst .fur Math, Bonn, Germany 1994, 2007;
Vist. Prof. Ohio State Univ. Columbus, OH, USA, 2005.
Vist. Prof, IHES, Paris, France, 2006.etc,

 

Publications

Prof. Kuku currently has a total of 82 publications made up of 51 mathematical research articles, 10 books/monographs/edited conference proceedings and journals and 21 articles on topical Issues on Mathematics Education, Science and Technology. Download list of Publications

TEACHING EXPERIENCE AT UNIVERSITY LEVEL:

Professor Aderemi Kuku has over 40 years of Teaching and Research experience. He has taught Calculus, Real and complex Analysis Algebra (Linear and Abstract) ,Topology, and Geometry at undergraduate and beginning Graduate levels.
He has written a book “Abstract Algebra” suitable for undergraduate and beginning graduate levels .
Professor Kuku has also taught graduate courses on various topics including Homological algebra, Algebraic Topology, Algebraic Number theory, Representation Theory, Algebraic K-theory, Category theory, Algebraic Geometry, and Non-commutative Geometry.
IN THE USA, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Columbia University,NY; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Cornell Univ. Ithaca, NY; the University of Iowa, Iowa City; Howard Univ. Washington, DC; Miami Univ. Oxford, OHIO; At Grambling State University, he has taught Pre-Calculus, Calculus III, Modern Algebra I & II Introd. to Topology,Topics in Mathematics I,.

HIGHLIGHTS OF ADMINISTRATIVE AND ORGANIZATIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Such experiences include:
Head of Maths Dept, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 1983-86; Dean, Postgraduate School, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 1986-90;
Chairman , Committee of Deans of Postgraduate Schools in Nigerian Universities , 1987-88;
President , African Mathematical Union( AMU) for nine years, 1986-95;
Honorary President, (AMU) for life, 1995-;
Vice Chairman,First congress of African Scientists which in 1987 created the Pan-African Union for Science Technology;
Member, International Mathematical Union Commission on Development and Exchange (IMUCDE) for eight years (1986-94);
Organised or co-organised numerous International Conferences, Workshops, Schools, Symposia, Congresses, e.g Chairman, Organising Committee, AMU Pan-African Congress of Mathematicians, Jos, Nigeria ,1986; Nairobi, Kenya 1991, Ifrane, Morocco , 1995;
Chairman, Organising Committee, International Symposium on“Mathematics Education in Africa for the 21st century”, Cairo, Egypt, 1992;
Director,School and Conference on “Algebraic K-theory and its applications’ Trieste, Italy, 1997, 2003; 2007;

Professor Aderemi Kuku is a recepient of many Honors and Awards. (View Honors and Awards)