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Data Science’s coming home: *um participates in lecture series’ at the Universities of Frankfurt and Berlin

The ever-expanding field of data science connects research and teaching with the needs of business and society. Therefore, subjects such as big data, machine learning and Industry 4.0 are of big interest to universities, which are always on the search for opportunities to facilitate exchange between theory and practice. The most recent evidence of this is a series of lectures run by the Goethe University Frankfurt, one of which will be held by *um Chief Data Scientist Klaas Bollhoefer.

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Promoting young talent in Data Science

Fields such as data science and big data hold great potential. Fully exploiting this potential requires talented professionals and the need for universities to provide course places is now greater than ever before. A leading university in data science is the Goethe University Frankfurt, which is initiating the lecture series "Big Data, Internet of Things and Data Science" this semester. The ten lectures, which are taking place between April 30 and July 16, feature guest lecturers from the worlds of science, business and politics.


What? Why? How? *um has the Answers

In his lecture titled "Data Science – the what, the why and the how", Klaas Bollhoefer will offer a current overview of the agenda of data science applied in business, while also providing an insight into the everyday life of a data scientist. Students and any other interested parties are welcome to attend. The lecture will be a great opportunity to learn new things about important fields of application, such as Industry 4.0 and machine learning, and to discuss with our chief data scientist the future development of the relatively new discipline of data science. The public event takes place on Thursday, June 11 from 14:15 in the Magnus lecture theater at the Goethe University.


+++ UPDATE +++ Here is another evidence for the increasing importance of data science and the lively exchange between theory and practice: on Thursday, June 4, Klaas Bollhoefer will held a lecture as part of the series "The Second Machine Age and Changes in Media" at the Humboldt University Berlin. Students and any other interested parties are welcome between 7 and 9 pm at the Institute of Media Science. Save the date. 

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