Brabant universities start big data training in Den Bosch




Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology have put Friday signed an agreement for a new university course that focuses on the area of ​​big data. The training is expected to start next school year.

The universities lead the new training young researchers to data scientist at master and postgraduate level. They seem to think that society needs these scientists, as there is an unprecedented amount of data is collected at breakneck speed. It is according to the training necessary to manage these so-called ‘big data’ and examine for analytical purposes.

Big data is a collective term for huge datasets hardly manage with regular data management systems in business and politics. On the future master’s program at the TU / e will, in particular information technology and entrepreneurship account for, while Tilburg University is going to focus on the role of government, economy and law.

Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology each put ten million euros on the table for the establishment of the so-called Graduate School. The province of Brabant and the city of Den Bosch both give the same amount from which a total of forty million worth setting up training.

Incidentally, there are still a few ifs and buts. Provincial Council, for the city council and the Board of Trustees and the Foundation Board, respectively, TU / e and TiU have to go agreement. Also the representative bodies of both universities still have the chance to think about the creation of the training.

The new Master’s and post-master program for data scientists is expected to be in the monastery Mariënburg in Den Bosch. This is particularly because the Bossche capital does not have a university. It will be so for the first time that a location in Den Bosch where academic education will be offered. Rather was this even reported when the first outlines of the plan were visible. When Mariënburg wants Den Bosch start-ups will accommodate.

Politics and universities want to make the analysis of big data is one of the hallmarks of the Brabant province. With the creation of the big data-training already provided by universities incidentally also on their campuses, Brabant would take a lead internationally. This would be particularly tapping into a billion dollar market in the future.


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