With its 8 faculties, schools and institutes, and 21,000 students, 29% coming from abroad, ULB covers all disciplines and study cycles. ULB distinctions include 3 Nobel Prizes and 1 Fields Medal. ULB has 350 Erasmus partnerships, coordinates 1 EMMC and 1 EMJD, and has 250 agreements with European and international universities. It has been involved in 120 international and European joint research projects including 76 FP6 and 73 FP7 projects. ULB offers programs in Computer Science and Engineering including: 1/ a Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering 2/ a joint master involving four departments of 2 Brussels universities, fully taught in English, offering 5 specializations 3/ a doctorate program. The WIT laboratory of ULB has for years done cutting-edge research and development in business intelligence, involving currently 10 PhD students. It took part in the European project MurMur (Multiple Representations and Multiple Resolutions in Geographical Databases).
ULB will offer the first semester of the curriculum, which includes the fundamentals topics in BI. ULB will award all the successful students with its master’s degree in computer science and engineering. In addition to that, ULB will coordinate the overall programme including the academic aspects.
UPC offers postgraduate and undergraduate official degrees in the field of architecture, science and engineering, including 7 Erasmus Mundus masters and 13 additional international masters taught in English. UPC has more than 33000 students including 2200 in/from international exchange programs, making it the Spanish university with the highest number of master students from abroad, and largest number of double degree programs. UPC has also significant cooperation activity (84 cooperation and development projects). UPC offers a Bachelor in Informatics Engineering, a Master in Information Technology and a Master in Computing. The Master in Information Technology is fully lectured in English and has allowed establishing double degree agreements with partners in Thailand, USA, France, Finland, Belgium and UK.
UPC will contribute to the program by offering the second semester, containing the fundamentals in Big Data. UPC will award the successful students its master’s degree in information technology. In addition to that, UPC will coordinate the overall academic management, including course prerequisites, as well as student application, selection, and evaluation.
The Eindhoven University of Technology was founded as the Technische Hogeschool Eindhoven (THE) on 23 June 1956 by the Dutch government. The University was acknowledged for its research in Automobile sector. It was the second institute of its kind in the Netherlands, preceded only by the Delft University of Technology. It is located on its own campus in the center of Eindhoven, just north of the central station. It is currently home to about 240 professors, 7200 students, 250 PDEng-students, 600 Ph.D. students, 200 post-doc students and 3000 regular employees. It supports about 100 student associations and 15 alumni associations. Yearly, the Eindhoven University of Technology produces almost 3000 scientific publications, 140 PhD-awards, and 40 patents.
TU/e will contribute to the program by offering 60 ECTS, corresponding to the implementation of semesters 3 and 4 of the curriculum, including a specialization in Business Process Analytics. TU/e will award the successful students welcomed for semesters 3 and 4 with its master’s degree in information technology. In addition to that, TU/e will be responsible for outreach and liaison with non-academic sector.
CentraleSupélec was created the 1st January 2015, as a result of the merging of the two oldest and most prestigious engineering schools in France (France’s Grandes Ecoles): Ecole Centrale Paris (ECP) and Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (Supélec). The school has today 4 campuses in France : Châtenay-Malabry, Gif-sur-yvette, Rennes and Metz.
The school has today 4800 students and 30% are foreign students, 500 PhD and 70 post-doctoral students, 440 teachers/researchers, and over 31000 former students.
The international mobility at CS is mandatory for at least 1 semester. But thanks to its worldwide partnership, particularly the T.I.M.E. association, CS students spent on average 13 months abroad. CS graduates 1000 Engineering students per year including 40% with a Double Degree from an international partner university.
Since 2009, CS has developed its expertise in coordinating Erasmus Mundus Action 2 programs, particularly with China, Japan, Korea and Brazil. More than 10MEUR of scholarships have been distributed to students and faculties through those programs.
CentraleSupélec is also a part of the French top-class university Paris-Saclay University which also was created on January 2015.
CentraleSupélec will contribute to the program by offering 60 ECTS, corresponding to the implementation of semesters 3 and 4 of the curriculum, including a specialisation in Business Intelligence.
CentraleSupélec will award the successful students welcomed for semesters 3 and 4 with its master’s degree in Computer Science. In addition to that, CentraleSupélec will coordinate the connection with socio-economic/industrial/scientific partners, including the programme’s sustainability.
UNIPD is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious HEI with nearly 60.000 students, 230 post-doc researchers, 2.300 teaching staff and 2.300 administrative staff. UNIPD offers +170 degree courses and embraces 32 Departments, 1 University Hospital, 1 Veterinary Hospital, 1 Experimental Farm and a School of Excellence.
It is a multi-disciplinary university that aims to provide high quality education, to foster research, to nurture international relations and to promote strong links with the local territory. Courses are constantly updated to meet the ever-changing needs of the labour market. In terms of research excellence, the National Research Assessment Committee ranks UNIPD at the top among leading Italian universities for the quality of its research results. Based on the number of citations and publications (ISI), UNIPD ranks among the top 3 Italian universities for total impact index, productivity index and presence index. Research at UNIPD is also attracting more and more public and private funding: 5.2% of the resources that the Italian State allocates to scientific projects of national importance are awarded to UNIPD, while EU funding for R&I projects in UNIPD departments and research centres has grown by 40% over the last 3 years.
The University of Padua (UniPD) has long-standing experience in Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees, having participated in the Erasmus Mundus programme from its launch back in 2004
BDMA is coordinated locally by the School of Science of University of Padua (UniPd), offering a Master Degree in Data Science. The goal is to build data scientists whose solid technical background is complemented by a multidisciplinary preparation on various fields in which Big Data emerges.
On the basis of this vision, the UniPd Degree in Data Science focuses on advanced together statistical and AI methods, such as Deep Learning, and on their application to domains in which a large amount of data need to be analyzed with the goal to extract insightful and actionable patterns. In particular, the degree emphasizes the application for the analytics of human data, economic and financial data, biological data, and on the legal repercussion of these analyses (cf. the recent EU’s release of the General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR).
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