The Eastern Africa Universities Mathematics Programme (EAUMP) abbreviated as EAUMP started in 2002. The network was established the network aiming at alleviating the dismal state of Mathematics in Eastern Africa at that time. EAUMP aims at enhancing capacity building as well as initiating and strengthening collaborative research activities within the region. It is envisaged that EAUMP will promote professional relationships among members.

Initially (2002), EAUMP comprised of three members, namely:

The network eventually expanded and currently it has five member Departments of Mathematics at the following Universities:

The vision of the network is that EAUMP becomes a laboratory of ideas and to assist member institutions by formulating strategies and provide directions regarding research collaboration and capacity building in the sub-region.


The EAUMP programme aims at building capacity in Mathematics teaching and Mathematical research in Eastern Africa.  It has been noted that the state of Mathematics in this region still needs to be improved.

The project consists of four basic components namely:-

The expected results of the project include:-

The main funding agency of the network since 2002 to date is the International Science Programme (ISP) of Uppsala University, Sweden. The fund for EAUMP is renewable every after three years. The first phase of fund started from 2002 to 2004, the second phase was from 2005 to 2007, the third phase was from 2008 to 2010, and the fourth phase was from 2011 to 2013, the fifth phase 2014 to 2016 and the sixth phase 2018 to 2020 and was prolonged by one year till 2021. The 7th phase will be 2022-2024.


Coordinating Committee




Research Groups Network meetings:

Research group network meetings: Regional research groups meetings has been taking place from 2016 as follows: 2016 (Stockholm Sweden), 2017 (Stockholm, Sweden), 2018 (Entebbe Uganda), 2019 (Bishoftu- Ethiopia). The August 2020 was scheduled to take place in Arusha, Tanzania but failed to take place due to Covid-19.