Vast amounts of data are being generated across all segments of society. If taken advantage of, these data offer an unprecedented opportunity to accelerate scientific discovery, to improve healthcare and wellbeing, and to strengthen our communities. Data Science is an interdisciplinary field concerning the scientific methods, systems and workflows used to obtain insights from data.
We are a pioneering, university-wide network of data-driven researchers at an institution with more than 25 years’ experience in Data Science education and research. Our community consists of multidisciplinary teams that address significant scientific problems and major societal issues through and related to data science including social, legal and ethical concerns in a wide range of academic disciplines.
Our researchers advance the state of the art in data science methods, tools, and infrastructure, use these in a broad set of societally relevant applications, and study the nature, emergence and consequence of the digital society.
Maastricht University offers data science education at all levels: bachelor's programmes, master's programmes and expert courses for professionals.
Experts in Data Science from different application fields will meet in multi-disciplinary teams to share and combine their knowledge in order to create data driven innovations
How can we use data science to create knowledge that strengthens and empowers society? The data science community at Maastricht University helps provide the answers.
Women in Data Science (WiDS) aims to showcase outstanding work done by women in the field. WiDS started at Stanford in November 2015 and has now evolved into a global conference with more than 200 events worldwide.
Women in Data Science (WiDS) Datathon is a data-focused hackathon which invites students and faculty members from all backgrounds as well as practitioners from industry and government to participate in a global challenge.
Marc Pont, alumnus of the master's programme in Data Science for Decision Making, discusses the atmosphere, curriculum and job search.