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IBM Ramps Up Analytics Collaborations with Academia

This week IBM announced that the company is working with universities around the world to bring advanced analytics training directly into the classroom. The company is expanding its academic initiatives for business analytics with new programs in China, India, Ireland and Scotland, helping students keep pace with today’s competitive job market by gaining skills in this fast-growing field of technology.

Here’s a snapshot of the new programs:

  • India: IBM is working with faculty members from 500 universities to help more than 30,000 students develop skills in predictive analytics.
  • China: Xi’an Jiao Tong University, together in cooperation with IBM’s China Development Lab in Xi’an, developed business analytics oriented curriculum, project training materials, and planned a series of technical salon and master speech focus on analytics.
  • Scotland: University of West Scotland is introducing several new courses to its School of Computing curriculum including data mining, business intelligence and knowledge management.
  • Ireland: University of Ulster, Northern Ireland’s largest university, students are using analytics software in a variety of application areas allowing them to collect hidden data and applying knowledge in various business situations.

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