In science, methods such as computational modeling, data mining and machine learning, combined with today’s computing power, open up entirely new perspectives for gaining information and knowledge.Working with these data science methods is fundamentally changing most scientists’ research: They are a key to cutting-edge research and to designing the future of our civilization, but also require special qualifications. HIDA – The Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy – is Germany’s largest postgraduate training network in information and data science. We prepare the next generation of scientists for a data-heavy future of research.
Information & Data Science Schools
HIDA connects and serves as the roof to 6 newly founded data science research schools linked by a network of 14 national research centers and 17 top-tier universities across Germany. During the next 5 years, these data science research schools will train over 250 fully funded doctoral researchers. The doctoral researchers will deepen their knowledge in data science methods and learn to combine knowledge from the six Helmholtz research areas – energy, earth and environment, health, aeronautics, space and transport, matter, and information – with data science methods. For these purposes, all doctoral researchers receive dual supervision in data science and their scientific domain.
In addition, HIDA offers doctoral researchers and scientists attractive opportunities to obtain training and continuing education in a wide range of methods and to become part of an international data science network.read more