English Universities Pilot Data Analytics Tools

Data visualisation company, Tableau, is providing materials for the course created by its research and development staff.

The supplier’s academic programs coordinator, Thierry Driver, said the firm had conducted research in February this year, among 1,000 recent UK graduates. 

The research found 40% of graduates think data analytics would be essential to their future careers. 

Driver said The University of Lancashire and Leeds University have been using Tableau in their courses and believes England is a step ahead of Driver’s native France in data analytics.

He said the mission of the programme is to “help people see and understand their data – it is more about analysing their data than learning the software”.

A lecturer in Cranfield’s School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing said: "I have already seen the positive impact of using data visualisation software in my classes and wanted to bring this experience to more students and professors.

“Data is everywhere today and our research graduates go on to work in diverse professions that will require the ability to quickly analyse large amounts of it."

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