Kenyan-German Centre for Data Science

Start of project “Kenyan-German Centre for Data Science”

05/11/2014, Flensburg (Author CS): The project to build up a Kenyan-German Centre for Data Science will start in January 2015 as a partnership between Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Polytechnic of Namibia and Flensburg University of Applied Sciences. The project will be funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) under the University-Business-Partnership Programme and will support the development of Kenya towards a knowledge-based society via the introduction of a Master in Business Computing with specialization in Data Science and a Data Science Centre.

The Master in Business Computing will integrate common teaching modules with exchange of lecturers between Flensburg and Kenya as well as between Kenya and Namibia. Practical insights will be gained by workshops and excursions involving regional companies. Partnerships with industry will serve to the long-term improvement of the applied education and help to improve the IT-capability of the country.