The ability to work with data and to use digital tools to process information is a must in the 21st century. In the world of constantly evolving technologies, the labor market is also changing. Today, a professional in any given field always has to deal with data analysis. For instance, a lawyer may need to review hundreds of cases, a linguist must work with thousands of texts in different languages, while an economist has to develop a forecasting model based on Big Data.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Data Culture?
Data Culture is a general term for a set of skills and ways of working with data.
Data Culture project has been running at HSE since 2017. Our key goal is to broaden students' digital skills.
The following compulsory study blocks are pointed out to master a sufficient level of digital skills:
- Digital Literacy: the usage of digital technologies and tools for processing information for personal, educational and professional goals, while observing basic security requirements, ethical and legal norms;
- Algorithm Thinking and Programming: from the formalized goals setting and solution algorithms developing to the usage of the latest programming tools;
- Data Analysis and Artificial Intelligence methods: from the usage of mathematical methods and models for retrieving knowledge to solving professional tasks and developing new approaches.
Programming and data analysis skills make HSE graduates more competitive in the labor market. There is still a lack of professionals who can work with data. People who can apply data skills are valued higher by employers. These skills could also be applied in research activities: in the coming decades, the main breakthroughs in science are expected to be made mainly at the junction of IT and other fields.
Here you will find the information about what the project means for students, the projects opportunities for HSE faculty members and researchers and about courses and lectures open to everyone who wants to improve their skills in data management.
The HSE approach to the development of students' digital skills is approved by the HSE Academic Council — you can learn more about it at the Concept for Developing HSE University Students’ Digital Skills