CCSE leads EU project educating a cohort of 32 PhD-students with computational skills
The Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo (UiO) was recently granted a € 2.6 million MSCA COFUND project – TraCS, training in computational science – to fund 32 PhD-students in a program that provides young, talented researchers with the computational and data science skills needed to transform research and innovation across Europe.
CCSE director, Professor Anders Malthe-Sørenssen. Photo: Hilde Lynnebakken/UiO
This is the first time a Norwegian doctoral program has received this prestigious grant. The project was one of 13 selected from 65 applications from across Europe, receiving a 99 % score. The program builds on the competence developed in Center for Computing and Science Education (CCSE), a Center for Excellence in Education at the University of Oslo that aims to integrate computational skills into science education across all levels.
“There is an enormous need for professionals with deep digital competence in Norway and across Europe”, says CCSE director and TraCS project leader, Professor Anders Malthe-Sørenssen. “We believe all researchers should build solid skills in computing and data science, in addition to a disciplinary basis. “