Both Aporta and the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) recognize the need to solve global challenges through rigorous and systemic analysis of large and complex datasets and they are offering a path to educate and empower students to do so. MIT News brought this interesting news to our attention in their article, “Creating Peru’s next generation of data scientists.”

The critical need for education and training led Aporta and IDSS to join forces to advance education in powerful data science methods and tools to train the next generation of data scientists in Peru. Using tools from statistics and computing can bring new insights to societal challenges.

The Aporta’s Advanced Program in Data Science and Global Skills supports a cohort of Peruvians through the MIT MicroMasters Program in Statistics and Data Science. The pilot class of 25 learners represent a variety of socio-economic backgrounds and most have college degrees.

Melody K. Smith

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