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

MSc Placement Programme Success Stories: Ecaterina Vidrascu

MSc Placement Programme Success Stories: Ecaterina Vidrascu

Ecaterina Vidrascu joined the Data Lab MSc placement programme in May 2020, while undertaking her course in Data Science at Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University (RGU).  She did her placement as an Alexa Skill Developer at TL Tech – Smart Home Solutions. It was so successful that TL Tech offered her a permanent position and she

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Welcoming our new MSc students in a year like no other

Our new cohort of data talent was given the warmest virtual welcome On Wednesday 28 October, we welcomed the year of 2020-21 onto The Data Lab MSc Programme.  In a year like no other, in a global COVID pandemic, ensuring that this cohort of new data talent gets the maximum from our programme is more

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The Data Lab MSc Programme Funding Call for 2021-22 

Scottish Universities – apply for course funding 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

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Scotland’s Countdown to COP26

In November 2021 the UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). With over 30,000 delegates from every corner of the globe expected to be in attendance, it will be the largest international summit the UK has ever hosted. In anticipation of this significant and crucial event, Scotland’s seven innovation

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EIE 2020 welcome

The Data Lab and TORCH at EIE 2020

Engage, Invest, Exploit 2020 – or EIE 2020 to its friends – is Scotland’s premiere technology investor showcase, devised by Informatics Ventures. It’s an opportunity for the leading data-driven high-growth companies to meet and engage with investors of all kinds, potentially making a huge difference to their growth and journey. The Data Lab is going

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New resources to help navigate the ever changing world of work  

A new set of career and qualification guides have been produced by Skills Development Scotland in partnership with The Data Lab, ScotlandIS and Scottish Enterprise to showcase a range of possible career options for Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI).  With COVID changing the employment landscape many people might be thinking about changing career, polishing their skills or learning something new. From

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