Noroff’s new study program is tailored to teach students how to dive into an ever-expanding ocean of data, and come up with insights that can create business value or develop better public services.
“The world is drowning in data. Professionals who can analyze large amounts of data and extract value from them will be sought after,” says Lars Erik Torjussen, CEO of Noroff.
The bachelor program Applied Data Science, recently approved by Nokut, is among the first of its kind in Norway. Throughout the program, students will receive the theoretical foundation required to work as data scientist, and practical skills in the application of tools and techniques. This includes data processing, analysis and visualization, software development and deployment, mathematical and statistical analysis, as well as artificial intelligence and machine learning.
“A good data scientist is a mix of analyst, adviser, communicator and hacker,” says Torjussen, and continues: “She sees structures in large amounts of formless data and manages to combine different datasets to create new insights and new opportunities. She is also able to convey this knowledge in a way that enables management to make informed decisions.”
Håkon Haugli, CEO of Abelia, welcomes Noroff’s expanding offer.
“To invest in IT skills is one of the most important things we can do. It is directly related to our ability to meet major challenges in health, climate and transport. We are in the middle of a digital shift, and no factor is more critical than IT skills,” says Haugli.