News & Activities
A strong, vibrant, and rewarding academic environment is essential for excellent Data Science research. Through a wide variety of community activities UM aims to foster an interfaculty environment for collaborative innovation in the development and application of data science technologies. The community activities will take place both online and offline. The online community platform will be a place to share events, news, success stories and ask questions. Offline activities will entail seminars, workshops and symposiums.
Data Science Research Seminar Series
The Data Science Research Seminar Series brings together data scientists from across Maastricht University to discuss breakthroughs and research topics that are related to Data Science.
Data Science Hackathons
In a Hackathon students, staff and alumni from Maastricht University, as well as friends from the public sector and industry, come together in a 24-hour hackathon to celebrate free thinking and enthusiastic doing. The next hackathon in line is the EmployMaas Hackathon on 9 June 2018.
Data Science Symposia
To facilitate the presentation and discussion on data science related topics (once a year) aiming to show and enhance the interfaculty character of Data Science research.
Data Science Think Tanks
Informal and social get together for data scientist across the University. Meetings will be planned with different partners e.g. Brightlands Campuses.
The purpose of the SCRUM club is to explore and learn about software/tools for scientific computing and research. A good example of such a tool is R, a free and open-source software environment for statistical computing and graphics.
Euregio Data Science Hub
An independent community-driven endeavour for data enthusiasts to easily find out about relevant happenings in the region, find support and connect with each other.
TeenzCollege puts major current themes in historical perspective, drawing parallels between primarily the Second World War and today’s day and age. Five faculties of Maastricht University provide lectures and assignments on various topics including populism, refugees, racism, alliances, money, power and evil.
Maastricht University is offering lectures to children in their final year of primary school. In these lectures children get acquainted with science in a fun and understandable way.
UHasselt - Mini Symposium "Big Data: Science, Industry, People" - Thursday 31 May
Mini-Symposium on Big Data: Science, Industry, People organized by UHasselt Research Group on Databases and Theoretical Computer Science, the EDM and CENSTAT, on the occassion of the honorary doctorate for Serge Abiteboul
Data science news
Kateřina Staňková and team win $50.000 to outsmart thyroid cancerThursday, December 13, 2018
Kateřina Staňková, assistant professor at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE), co-led her team through a great challenge, resulting in a seed grant to advance their strategy to combat thyroid cancer.
Two silver Reimagine Education Awards for KE@WorkTuesday, December 4, 2018
KE@Work won a silver award in the category Best Employer-University Partnership during the gala ceremony in San Francisco.
UM and Dutch Embassy host Berlin Science Week eventMonday, November 5, 2018
Maastricht University (UM) is the only Dutch university to have organised an event together with the Dutch Embassy during the famous Berlin Science Week.