The mission of the Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy is to train the next generation of data scientists for the world of tomorrow. To achieve this, we work together with partners from science and industry.
Partner for an international network
Our vision is to make the Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy (HIDA) the hub of data science education and training in Germany. As part of a global network, it will contribute to solving major challenges for society, science and industry. Together with our Helmholtz Information & Data Science Schools and excellent German university partners, we would like to invite international partners from science and industry to join us on this journey.
These institutions already cooperate with us
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the world's largest funding organization for the international exchange of students and academics. Since its founding in 1925, the DAAD has supported around two million academics at home and abroad. The DAAD is an association supported by German universities and student bodies. Its activities go far beyond awarding scholarships: the DAAD promotes the internationalization of German universities, strengthens German studies and the German language abroad, supports developing countries in establishing efficient universities, and advises decision-makers in education, foreign science, and development policy.
Data Science Research Center @ BGU
The Data Science Research Center at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (DSRC@BGU), established in April 2018, brings together one of the largest multidisciplinary groups of data scientists in Israel.
The center brings together about 100 faculty members from 20 different departments across all faculties at BGU (Engineering, Natural Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Health Sciences, and the Institute for Desert Research), as well as from Soroka Hospital.
The main mission of the center is to promote theoretical and practical research in data mining, machine learning, and Big Data.
Humboldt-Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft
The increasing automation of infrastructures is accompanied by profound changes in the political, social and cultural context. The AI & Society Lab at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) explores how this development can be made more inclusive, sustainable and compliant with human rights. As an interface and translator between academia, industry, and civil society, the lab's goal is to promote innovative research, interdisciplinary exchange, and knowledge transfer on artificial intelligence (AI).
HIIG was founded in 2011 to conduct research on the development of the internet from a societal perspective and to better understand the digitalization of all areas of life. As the first institute in Germany to focus on the internet and society, HIIG has developed an understanding that focuses on the deep interconnectedness of digital innovations and societal processes.
Yandex School of Data Science
The Yandex School of Data Science is offering an intensive one-year advanced training programme in data science, Y-DATA, which bridges the gap between short-term online courses and full-time study at MSc level.
Y-DATA is developed by the Yandex School of Data Analysis (YSDA) and taught by high-calibre experts from academia and industry. To date, over 1000 YSDA graduates have brought their deep understanding of the theoretical foundations and practical experience at YSDA to academia and leading technology companies around the world.
The programme offers students from diverse educational and professional backgrounds, including engineers with programming experience, programmers, MSc or PhD graduates in quantitative sciences and others, the opportunity to enter the fascinating world of data science and find their place in the technology industry.
Weizmann Artificial Intelligence Center
The Weizmann Artificial Intelligence Centre (WAIC) is based on the Weizmann Institute's leading work in image processing, machine learning, neurobiology, data science and robotics. The WAIC provides an integrative and collaborative environment for research into artificial intelligence (AI) and its underlying sciences. It fosters collaboration both within the Weizmann Institute and with AI researchers around the world, with the aim of improving understanding of the foundations of AI and the potential impact of its applications on society as a whole. To facilitate research and collaboration in the core area of machine learning and artificial intelligence, the WAIC maintains one of the largest GPU-based HPC clusters in Israel.
Israel Data Science Initiative
The Israel Data Science Initiative (IDSI) is the coordinating organisation for the Data Science Research Centres at Israeli research universities. IDSI unites and coordinates the activities of the data science research centres at Israel's universities. It serves as a representative for all aspects of data science for both industry and public institutions and promotes international co-operation for its members.
IDSI's main activities are in the areas of research, education and outreach to the government and industrial sectors. For research, IDSI acts as a bridge between local DS research centres and research organisations around the world that focus on the development of data science methodology and practice. For education, IDSI will facilitate the development of academic DS courses, with a particular focus on collaboration between universities, as well as the promotion of online courses for wider use. For outreach, IDSI will work with government agencies such as the Central Bureau of Statistics to expand access to survey and administrative data, and will work with industry to provide both a resource for DS expertise and facilitate training programmes.
Academy for Theater and Digitality
The Academy for Theater and Digitality is a model project of Theater Dortmund for digital innovation, artistic research and technology-oriented education and training. It is supported by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the WILO Foundation and receives funding from the ERDF fund of the European Union. It cooperates with the DTHG, the German Stage Association and, in the future, with other municipal and regional partners.
The academy's location in Speicherstraße will offer nearly 2,000 square meters of space for applied and artistic research, professional training and further education, and for discussion. Here, possibilities for the performing arts in the Digital Modern Age will be explored and new technologies, new work structures, new narratives and new definitions of what it means to be an artist today at the intersection of performing arts and the latest technologies will be developed.
The ACADEMY FOR THEATRE AND DIGITALITY is a place of innovation, inspiration, discourse, exchange, a place with courage for the new and also for failure, for reflection, networking, giving impulses and communication - a place of art!
AI Sweden is the national center for applied artificial intelligence, supported by the Swedish government and the public and private sectors across the country. Our mission is to increase the use of AI for the benefit of our society, our competitiveness, and for everyone living in Sweden.
PhD program within the Academy of the Translational Alliance of Lower Saxony (TRAIN)
BIOMEDAS is a cross-university PhD program within the Academy of the Translational Alliance of Lower Saxony (TRAIN). BIOMEDAS’ doctoral researchers combine disciplinary knowledge with data science skills and work at the intersection of bioinformatics, medical informatics, databases, data mining, machine learning, applied mathematics, biomedical modeling, and complex networks.
Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium
NORA – Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium – aims to strengthen Norwegian research, education and innovation within artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics, as well as other relevant research that supports the development of artificial intelligence applications.
NORA contributes in developing joint research projects between partners and takes an active part in establishing start-up companies in the artificial intelligence field, as well as in strengthening the collaboration between the consortium partners' research communities and the business community.
The consortium consists of the following partners:
- Universität Agder
- UiT The Arctic University of Norway
- OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University
- Universität Bergen
- Norwegische Universität für Lebenswissenschaften
- Simula Research Laboratory AS
- NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS
- Universität Oslo
- Universität Stavanger
- Universität Südostnorwegen
- Kristiania University College
- Østfold University College
- BI Norwegian Business School
Danish Data Science Academy
The Danish Data Science Academy (DDSA) supports and initiates new initiatives for Danish research institutions and technology companies. DDSA focuses in particular on the promotion of young data science experts and interdisciplinary collaboration in the field of Natural science, humanities and social sciences.
Ways to engage
There are many ways for research institutions, government bodies and industry to work with us.
Data scientists at our 18 Helmholtz are open to collaboration and hosting researchers from around the world in their groups. We also support short-term stays for Helmholtz data scientists at our partners’ institutes. HIDA help to spark these collaborations. If you’re interested in collaborating with Helmholtz data scientists in Germany and/or would like to host them at your research institution, please get in touch. Learn about the many ways you can partner with HIDA to advance data science education and check out our current programs:
Become a Friend of HIDA
Friends of HIDA is our partnership program. Our partners share our commitment of training data scientists to contribute to solving grand challenges facing society, science and the economy, bridging borders and scientific disciplines.
- Promote news about each other’s data science training activities with their communities.
- Foster connections between your data science communities.
- Deepen your friendships and develop new and mutually beneficial formats together.
Are you an academic institution, government body or company that trains data scientists and would you like to become a Friend of HIDA? Please get in touch.