Data Science for Social Good (DSSGxUK) is a summer programme that has been hosted by the University of Warwick and The Alan Turing Institute for the last two years, and will this summer, 2021, be delivered by University of Warwick in collaboration with Ludwig Maximillian University (Munich) under the DSSGx UK chapter of the DSSG Foundation.
The Warwick racing team usually spend their summer in the workshop building an electric race car, but lockdown this year due to the covid-19 pandemic didn't stop them from designing and virtually validating a second electric car, WRe2, and racing their original car WRe1 virtually.
This summer the University of Warwick, together with the Alan Turing Institute, is hosting the Data Science for Social Good (DSSGx UK) summer project programme for the second time. This year’s summer project programme has gone ahead in spite of challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, with highly talented Data Scientists from all over the world, from the UK, Poland, USA, Canada, Columbia, China, Romania and Mexico coming together (virtually) to work on two high-impact projects with Ofsted and World Bank.
Ivo Vlaev, Professor of Behavioural Science, has been helping the UK tackle the pandemic as part of the National Health Service’s (NHS) COVID Behaviour Change Unit.
The COVID Behaviour Change Unit (CBU), led by Matthew Cripps, Director of Sustainable Healthcare, NHS England and NHS Improvement, provides evidence-based advice to enhance the impact of the UK’s COVID-19 response.
The Economist has ranked Warwick Business School’s Executive MBA the best in the UK and sixth in the world.
WBS climbed four places from its 2018 position when The Economist last did the ranking, with the school’s Executive MBA now rated third in Europe, though it is number one in Europe for programmes delivered by a single business school.