UTMN X-BIO Officer Becomes Charter Statistician of the Royal Statistical Society

International 6 July 2020

Taras Safonov, an expert at the Institute of Environmental and Agricultural Biology (X-BIO), has been awarded the prestigious professional title of Chartered Statistician of the Royal Statistical Society of Great Britain (CStat). This title is awarded to statisticians with the highest level of education and training and gives the right to add the CStat abbreviation after the surname. 



The professional title of the Charter Statistician is the highest professional accreditation granted by the Royal Statistical Society and represents the official recognition of the academic qualifications and professional work experience of the applicant in the field of Statistics. To obtain the title, the applicant must have a specialized statistical education approved by the Royal Statistical Society, as well as at least five years of experience as a statistician that meets the professional standards of the Company. 

Thus, the status assigned to Taras Safonov recognizes his higher education in Statistics and Data Analysis obtained in the UK and the USA, as well as his experience working as a professional statistician in the system of the Federal State Statistics Service, in the structure of the regional Ministry of Health and at the Institute of UTMN X-BIO. In addition, Taras Safonov demonstrated a commitment to continuous professional development, which is another criterion to acquire the title. 

Taras Safonov comments: 

“Obtaining a Chartered Statistician title is a great honor for me; because I can share this status with the biggest statistical science professionals whose works furthered my studies. Among them are: Harvey Goldstein, an outstanding personality in the field of hierarchical data analysis; and Andy Field, author of popular textbooks on applied statistics. The contribution of these people to the development of our professional industry is enormous, and the possibility to share a title with them sets a guideline to develop further.” 

For Reference: 

The Royal Statistical Society was founded in 1834. By decree (charter) of Queen Victoria, the Society was given royal status. Today, the Society is the oldest and one of the leading professional statistical organizations in the world, whose goal is to develop statistical science and its applied aspects for the public good, as well as to increase the statistical literacy of the population. Today, the Society consists of more than 10 thousand people around the world, of which about 800 are holders of the status of Charter statisticians. 

Source: UTMN Department of Strategic Communications

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