Graduate School: Degree Programs for Data Science and Entrepreneurship
Eindhoven University of Technology and Tilburg University are establishing a joint Graduate School in ’s-Hertogenbosch with master and post-master programs in Data Science and Entrepreneurship. To support and stimulate entrepreneurship, the Graduate School will offer facilities for start-up businesses and new technology. Seminars and courses for members of the business community will also be organized.
A survey among stakeholders in the Brainport region has shown that the demand for new data scientists is increasing rapidly. The ’s-Hertogenbosch City Council and the Province of Noord-Brabant have undertaken to participate in the Graduate School.
The investing parties, united in the Grand Initiative Data Science, have committed to making efforts to strengthen
education, research and business development in the field of big data.
The latter has the potential to develop into a new, internationally
appealing pillar of the Dutch economy in the triangle between
’s-Hertogenbosch – Tilburg – Eindhoven. By setting up new forms of
cooperation, the four partners from Brabant wish to gain a crucial
The combination of technical sciences (TU/e) and the humanities and social sciences (Tilburg University) will broaden expertise, making the joint initiative unique in Europe. Tilburg University has programs that cover legal, government and economic aspects as well as entrepreneurship. The Eindhoven University of Technology will provide the IT side of data science and experience in entrepreneurship. The presence of renowned scholars will give international appeal to the two universities’ joint initiative.
The graduate school will be located at the fomer Franciscan convent
of Mariënburg in ’s-Hertogenbosch which will be renovated.
Please contact the spokespersons:
Tilburg University: Tineke Bennema, tel. 06 19 67 85 21 - email@example.com
TU/e: Barend Pelgrim, tel. 040 247 3030 of 06 28 78 27 89 - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visitatie-commissie positief over data science-opleidingen 19-01-2016 (in Dutch)
- Press Release 01-09-2014 (in Dutch)
- Speech Opening Academic year
Koen Becking, President of the Executive Board, 01-09-2014