Why study data science?

Data scientists have become one of the most sought-after professions of this century, described as “the sexiest job of the 21st century” by Harvard Business Review, due to unprecedented demand (and sky-high salaries). Wired concurs with a tip for parents, “tell your kids to be data scientists, not doctors.”

As a data scientist, you help to gain insight into the vast amounts of data our society generates. Currently, the huge shortage of data scientists in sectors like business, energy, government, healthcare, intelligence, security and logistics is becoming a serious constraint. These sectors are depending on people like you.

Amsterdam School of Data Science

To capitalise on Amsterdam’s unique position as an educational centre and data powerhouse, the knowledge institutes have established the Amsterdam School of Data Science. You can use the school’s website to search the portfolio of all data science courses and programmes available at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS/HvA), University of Amsterdam (UvA), and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU).

Choose a study programme in data sciences

Amsterdam School of Data Science is brought to you by Amsterdam Data Science - a collaboration of more than 600 scientific researchers which provides a network for connecting multidisciplinary researchers across fields such as business, humanities, informatics, life sciences and social sciences. The school was founded by AUAS, UvA, VU, Centrum Wiskunde and Informatica.

Students of the Amsterdam School of Data Science can take advantage of this vast network of top researchers and data science companies in Amsterdam. Along with receiving invitations to seminars and exclusive events, you will also have the chance to network with potential employers. You will have the opportunity to gain real-world experience in data science and even start your own business with the support of ACE Venture Lab.

Compare study programmes and learn more about this exciting field by visiting the Amsterdam School of Data Science website.

Further training for professionals

Professionals who are already in the workforce can brush up on their data science knowledge at the Analytics Academy, a collaboration between Amsterdam Business School, ORTEC and ADS. More information about these courses is available here.