(VIDEOS) Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Opens the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science.

On Thursday, December 1, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands officially opened the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) located in the former Mariënburg convent in Den Bosch.

JADS focuses on analyzing and interpreting big data. Data sets have become so large that organizations and companies can not analyze them themselves and turn to universities for scientific expertise. The results of big data analysis can for example be used for policy-making and innovation of business and society.

The Jheronimus Academy of Data Science is a partnership of the Province of North Brabant, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Eindhoven University of Technology and Tilburg University. Science education, scientific research and innovation come together through cooperation with the (international) business community in the region of Brabant and beyond.

The collaboration of the two universities is unique since big data are studied from technological as well as economic, legal and social perspectives.

During today’s event Her Majesty was given a tour of the new center and met with students as well as staff.

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