[COSA 2025] First Announcement

COSA 2025 Conference

First Announcement

COSA 2025

Following the success of our previous editions in Tunisia (2023) and Morocco (2024), we are pleased to announce that the third edition of the Conference on Ordered Structures with Applications (COSA) will be held at the Wits Rural Facilities near the Kruger National Park, South Africa, from March 31 to April 4, 2025. COSA is a distinguished conference that convenes leading researchers and academics from around the globe to discuss and disseminate the latest advancements in ordered structures and their applications.

The 2025 conference promises to provide a rich program of keynote addresses, scholarly discussions, and ample networking opportunities. We invite you to join us in the scenic surroundings of the Wits Rural Facility for an intellectually stimulating week dedicated to knowledge exchange, academic innovation, and scholarly collaboration.

Event Details

  • Dates: March 31 – April 4, 2025
  • Location: Wits Rural Facilities, Acornhoek, South Africa
  • Price: 760 euros (inclusive of return transportation from Johannesburg to Wits Rural Facility, accommodation, all meals, and a full day excursion to the Kruger National Park.)

Pre-Registration is Required
To ensure your participation, please pre-register at your earliest convenience by visiting COSA 2025 Registration. Further details regarding registration, accommodation, and the conference agenda will be provided in due course.

Invited Speakers

  • Anke Kalauch (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
  • Ronalda Benjamin (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
  • Agnes Radl (University of Applied Sciences Fulda, Germany)
  • Marcel de Jeu (Leiden University, Netherlands)
  • Jan Harm van der Walt (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
  • Jaward H’michane (Ibn Tofail University, Morocco)
  • Bruce A. Watson (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
  • Emmanuel Lepinette (Paris Dauphine University, France)

Organizing Committee

  • M.A. Ben Amor (University of Carthage, Tunisia)
  • W. Kuo (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
  • C. Budde (University of the Free State, South Africa)
  • J. Homann (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
  • O. Aboutafail (Ibn Tofail University, Morocco)

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Vacancies at the University of South Africa (Unisa)

Please take note of the available positions at Unisa in the Department of Statistics and the Department of Mathematical Sciences as advertised in the document below:
Academic Positions Jul 2024


Postdoctoral Position in Mathematical Biology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal

Please take note of the following opportunity for a Postdoctoral position at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The closing date for applications is 30 July 2024. For more details, please see the advertisement: Post Doctoral fellow Advert-mb_US


CIMPA School on Mathematical and Statistical Modeling in Oncology

As part of the Mathematical Modeling Mini Courses (3MC) project, North-West University will host a CIMPA School in February next year. The details are as follows:

Name: CIMPA School on Mathematical and Statistical Modeling in Oncology
Place: North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus
Dates: 3-14 February 2025
Registration deadline: 3 November 2024
Poster: poster_3MC CIMPA School 2025


Colloquium: Models and Methods in Continuum Mechanics

Please take note that the School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the University of the Witwatersrand are hosting a colloquium in honour of Emeritus Prof. D. P. Mason’s 80th birthday. The theme is on Models and Methods in Continuum Mechanics. For more details and information on how to register for the event, kindly see the official advertisement: Colloquium_Models and Methods in Continuum Mechanics


Two Posts in Mathematics Education at Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University are looking to fill two vacancies for Mathematics Education in the Department of Curriculum Studies at Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Associate Professor level. The closing date to apply is 1 July 2024. For more details, kindly see the official advertisement: OPV011280524 Advert_Maths Education_ A_ SL_L


Junior Research Fellow in Mathematical Modelling at the University of Cape Town

The Modelling and Simulation Hub, Africa (MASHA) in the Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Cape Town is seeking to appoint a Junior Research Fellow in Mathematical Modelling. The closing date for applications is 7 July 2024. For more details, please see the official advertisement:


Announcing the Pan-African Competition in Science Communication

Dear friends and colleagues,

It is our pleasure to announce the Pan-African STM Cinema Competition in science communication!   

What is it?

PASTMCC is a competition in science communication where entrants submit short explainer videos in science, tech, or math.  Videos should be < 6 min long.

What is the purpose?

To learn some science while promoting talented African researchers and students

What are the prizes?

Multiple 1,000 euro prizes are available.

What is the deadline?

30th October, 2024.

Who is supporting the competition?

This competition is sponsored by Humboldt-Universität, and supported by AIMS South Africa and AIMS Senegal.  

How can I help?

Can you please help us by circulating the attached poster, instructions, and referee form to anyone you think may be interested?

To instructors and university administrators:  could you please circulate these documents in your departmental email lists?  Could you please print and display the poster in a visible location where researchers and students will find it?  We would be sincerely grateful for your help.

With best wishes,


Multiscale Modeling: Infectious Diseases, Cancer and Treatments (2-14 December 2024, Edinburgh, Scotland)

We would like to draw your attention to the following research school:

Multiscale Modeling: Infectious Diseases, Cancer and Treatments

2-14 December 2024, Edinburgh, Scotland

This school is part of a series of events that has emerged from the collaboration of three bodies: the Mathematical Modeling Mini-Courses (3MC) program, Potchefstroom, South Africa, the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Studies (PIMS), Manitoba, Canada, and the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS), Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

The school will focus on equipping participants, specifically postgraduate students and early-stage researchers, with vital skills in mathematical modeling and in the essential mathematical tools required for advanced study and research. The program will also foster connections among scholars in Mathematical Biology from the UK, Canada, and African countries.

Limited funding is available to support the transportation and accommodation/living costs of participants from institutions in Africa.

Registration deadline: June 30th, 2024.

Registrations and applications for funding are open and can be completed online on the event website.

Topics and instructors:

  1. Multiscale Approaches — Mariya Ptashnyk (Heriot-Watt University, UK) & Chandrasekhar Venkataraman (University of Sussex, United Kingdom)
  2. Cancer — Mark Chaplain (University of St Andrews, UK) & Nikolaos Sfakianakis (University of St Andrews, UK)
  3. Epidemiology — Julien Arino (University of Manitoba, Canada), Frank Ball (University of Nottingham, UK) & Ruth Bowness (University of Bath, UK)
  4. Immunology and treatment — Rachel Bearon (King’s College London, UK) & Gibin Powathil (Swansea University, UK)
  5. Cell Migration — John MacKenzie (University of Strathclyde, UK) & Robert Insall (Beatson Institute & University College London, UK) & Fiona Macfarlane (University of St Andrews, UK)

More details will be added on the event website soon.

We hope to see you at the research school in December.

The Organizing Committee

Stephanie Portet, University of Manitoba

Nikolaos Sfakianakis, St Andrews University

Patrick Tchepmo Djomegni, North-West University

Chandrasekhar Venkataraman, University of Sussex


Lecturer position in Mathematics at the Potchefstroom Campus of North-West University

Take note of the vacancy of a Lecturer position in Mathematics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the Potchefstroom Campus of North-West University. The closing date to apply is 21 June 2024. Applications should be submitted through the NWU e-recruitment portal, where further details about the position can be found:–Lecturer-in-Mathematics-P000832-Potchefstroom-North-West-University