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August 19, 2013

IBM and Universities Team Up to Close a ‘Big Data’ Skills Gap

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by Lee Gardner, Chronicle of Higher Ed

IBM is expanding its push to encourage the study of “big data” through a brace new partnerships with prominent universities and a new round of grants to support data-analytics pursuits in academe, the company announced on Wednesday. Georgetown University, George Washington University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Northwestern University are among the nine institutions and higher-education agencies worldwide that will introduce new curricula developed in partnership with the computer company. The other participating institutions—the University of Missouri, India’s Mother Teresa Women’s University, and universities overseen by the Philippines Commission on Higher Education—are introducing graduate and undergraduate courses. The universities join more than 1,000 other institutions with which IBM has created partnerships in order to boost the number of students able to grapple with the floods of data currently redefining how things are done in business, science, and other fields.

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