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Read the latest news and blogs from The Data Lab and Scotland’s data science community.

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The Data Lab MSc Programme Funding Call for 2022-23

The Data Lab MSc is a collaborative programme between The Data Lab, Scottish Universities and industry partners, which aims to develop talented data scientists and engineers to support the Scottish economy. This call is open to Scottish Universities to apply to receive £6000 per student to cover MSc course tuition fees for data science, data

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ScotRail: Driving Business Objectives with Data

Scotland’s Railway provider ScotRail has been operating since 1983. Recent accomplishments for the business have included the introduction of a new £370m fleet of 70 class 385 electric trains. Following a successful collaboration with The Data Lab’s Data Science Specialists in 2020, their Commercial Revenue team approached the Data Lab’s TORCH service for further support. The

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Celebratory Alumni Dinner for our MSc Students!

7 years of The Data Lab MSc Programme celebration! At Year 7 of The Data Lab MSc programme with 884 students through our doors, we thought it was time to celebrate all our programme has achieved with the first ever alumni event at The Oran Mor, Glasgow, on Monday 22 November. A bit of background

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One year of Data Skills Credits: Funding scheme success

Data Skills Credits: Funding scheme Launched in November 2020, Data Skills Credits offer adult learners in Edinburgh and South East Scotland the opportunity to upskill with a range of training providers who offer data short courses, with the aim of improving data literacy across the region and enhancing the local labour market. One year on,

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Carbon Emissions Training Opportunity

Innovation lifecycle carbon emission savings estimation: training and support This carbon emissions training opportunity run by the Scottish Enterprise and its partners is giving up to 40 SMEs the chance to be trained on how to produce a carbon saving estimate, explore improvement opportunities, and use the results to pitch effectively to investors. The course

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The Data Lab calls for organisations to support data science programme

The Data Lab is calling on Scottish organisations looking to realise the benefits of data to become a partner in its Industrial Placement Programme. Now in its seventh year, the programme matches one of 155 highly motivated MSc students – who bring the latest AI and data science knowledge – with an organisation. Each student

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The Data Lab Launch Events October 2021/22

Events underway! After 18 months of working from home, we decided to take the plunge into the real world and welcome our new 155 MSc data science and AI students onto The Data Lab MSc Programme 2021-22 at live, in-person events across Scotland.  Planning these networking and information sessions at four city hubs – Aberdeen,

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Gillian Docherty OBE to step down as CEO of The Data Lab

Gillian Docherty OBE is leaving The Data Lab after six years in the role and current Deputy CEO, Brian Hills will assume the role of Interim CEO. The recruitment process for a new CEO has begun. Scotland’s innovation centre for data and AI, The Data Lab, has today announced that Gillian Docherty OBE, CEO of

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