Ambitious Big Data study programme to boost the Danish business sector

Earlier this week, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) published the details of its new specialist programme in Data Science (Big Data) - a programme that will benefit both public sector authorities and the private business sector, and is sure to attract both Danish and international talents. The specialist programme has been developed in partnership with the Danish business sector, and the emphasis is on interdisciplinarity and corporate collaboration.

From as early as the autumn semester 2014, DTU will be presenting a programme profile for Big Data, where students build up interdisciplinary skills across the entire Big Data value chain (data collection, data storage, data analysis, visualization, data security and privacy, and data application).

Marianne Thellersen, DTU’s Senior Vice President for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, explains: “We are delighted that, in partnership with the business community, we are now in a position to provide a completely new programme profile to students keen to build up a strong skill set with Big Data as their area of specialization at an advanced international level. We expect the new graduates from the programme to have the capacity to generate innovation and establish new areas of business that will ultimately create new jobs in Denmark.”

Partnership with companies is an integral aspect of the programme profile
DTU has developed the programme profile in partnership with the Danish business sector to assure the quality and relevance of the education.

“Over the past few years, we at IBM have noted a growing demand for precisely these skills from our customers in both private and public sectors in Denmark. So we are convinced that the new programme profile will be a success, and we are looking forward to following the new specialists on their path,” says Lars Guldberg Bang, Vice President for Nordic Sales, Business Analytics, at IBM Denmark.

Read more about the Big Data study programme here