Tyumen State University and BaseGroup Labs company, specializing in supplying professional software and providing solutions for data analysis, have just signed a cooperation agreement.
As follows from the agreement, the company will assist the university in teaching its students subjects, related to data analysis and information analysis systems.
"Modern analytical tools have not yet become commonplace in the academic field, the company believes. This may be explained by inadequate coverage of the subject, as far as lecturing materials and teaching methods in the field of contemporary data analysis technologies are concerned.The majority of higher schools have gathered substantial experience in teaching classical statistics. However, data analysis is not limited to statistics only. Analysis of the data is, certainly, a much broader concept. "
The Department of Information Systems of the UT Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science offers Bachelor’s degrees "Applied Informatics" and "Information systems and technology", as well as a Master’s, titled "Applied Informatics in Economics". A number of subjects studied by students within these educational programs cover, among other things, advanced data analysis techniques and decision support.
Formerly – that is prior to UT’s signing of the cooperation agreement with BaseGroup Labs – students were acquainted with OLAP, Data Mining, etc. essentially based on MS SQL Server platform.
For lecturers of the Department of Information Systems, the possibility of cooperation with a domestic developer of analytical platforms and solutions for business intelligence comes as highly attractive and promising. From now on, they will be able to use learning materials and best practices that are supplied as part of our academic degree.
The analytical platform “Deductor” is expected to be put in use for teaching several subjects within the third and fourth years of undergraduate and the first year of Master’s degrees .
Given that intelligent systems and technologies, as well as decision support systems currently happen to be among the department’s main research areas, UT is thus being offered an opportunity to attract students to do research in this area using Deductor platform.
Source: UT Office of Strategic Communications
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