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Data Science Campus outlines plans for Fall

Matteo Natalucci Published 10 August 2017

Data Science Campus provides updates on its first 100 days of work and details plans for months ahead


The Office for National Statistics (ONS) Data Science Campus has been set up to act as a hub for the whole of government to gain practical advantage from the wider investment in data science research and help cement the UK’s reputation as an international leader in data science. 

In a blog , Data Science presented an update on the first 100 days since launching the Campus and outlined its plans for the months ahead.

Focused on exploring the potential for deep learning application to government data science challenges, Data Science is currently working on ten research projects under five core themes: the evolving economy, the UK in a global context, society, urban and rural, and sustainability. 

Data Science has confirmed the start of a new MSc in Data Analytics for Government (MDataGov) in October. The MDataGov programme is designed to equip the next generation of government data scientists and statisticians with an advanced data skills and abilities. The programme was developed in partnership with the Government Statistical Service (GSS) Learning Academy, and is provided by Oxford Brookes University, University College London and the University of Southampton.

In September, Data Science will lead the ONS data science session at the Data for Policy conference. It will also host a data science session at the Royal Statistical Society Conference in Glasgow in cooperation with the Warwick Business School’s Data Science Lab and Glasgow University’s Urban Big Data Centre. 

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