How can I really dive into data?

Data science is evolving rapidly and might well be one of the key drivers of innovation and change in the decades to come. But data science isn’t just about data, it’s about the impact data can have on the outside world; how can it benefit people, society’s and companies? Research is required to propel the potential of data and BISS wants to be a forerunner by connecting students, researchers and companies.

Fundamental and applied research

BISS is an international research institute that undertakes high quality and relevant research in data-driven smart services. We have built a group of enthusiastic and dedicated researchers in different disciplines and established a vivid eco-system with profit and non-profit organizations. Research is both fundamental and applied and is typically performed in a multi-disciplinary setting by connecting the three defined research areas: Smart Interaction, Smart Support and Smart Business.

Yes, we’re open!

Above all BISS is an open research community, operated jointly by Maastricht University, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and the Open University. We work with several researchers that are connected to one of our founding institutions, alongside bachelor and master students, PhD students and industrial PhD’s. Professionals that want to do PhD research and keep building their career are invited to get in touch. We can find a way to create a research project and make it relevant
for your current job.

In touch with the world

Co-operation and co-creation outside the academic world is important to us. We feel the results of our research should find its way into applications that somehow benefit people and into educational settings to educate the current and future generation. Several students do extra-curricular work at BISS to discover if their future career could be in data science.

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