Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy

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About HIDA

The Helmholtz Information and Data Science Academy (HIDA) offers extensive training in Information and Data Science to doctoral researchers and postdocs.

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HIDA collects, pools, and publishes existing education and training programs on Information & Data Science from all Helmholtz Centers and Helmholtz Information & Data Science Schools. In addition to that, HIDA complements its portfolio with own activities such as conferences, summer schools etc.


million euros

... the amount spent every year on funding HIDA activities, directly providing basic and continuing training to doctoral researchers.


million euros

... the amount Helmholtz spends overall each year on Information and Data Science training.


Helmholtz research fields

... Health; Earth and Environment; Matter; Key Technologies; Energy; and Aeronautics, Space, and Transport – Information & Data Science competencies within all research fields will benefit from HIDA.


Helmholtz Information & Data Science Schools

... are part of HIDA.


expert scientists

... will be trained in Information and Data Science.


million euros

... the amount the Helmholtz Information and Data Science Framework and the Helmholtz Incubator Information & Data Science will be investing in the future of Information and Data Science at Helmholtz. This includes HIDA, HIDSS, and the other platforms (HAICU, HIP, HMC, and HIFIS).


million euros

... the total funding for the six Helmholtz Information and Data Science Schools (HIDSS) over the entire program period.

„I would like to congratulate all participating institutions on the North German Science Award! The interface between data science and the natural sciences holds a huge potential for innovation.“

Katharina Fegebank

Hamburg's Science Senator on the presentation of the North German Science Prize 2020 to the Helmholtz School DASHH

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