First University Council 2015-2016

Student Party SAM made her point during the first University Council of this academic year! “Grand Initiative Data Science” was the only topic. We, Student Party SAM, are enthusiastic about this plan where Tilburg University has a proposal, in collaboration with 3 other ‘Brabantse’ partners, to establish a new Graduate School where students are educated to be a Data Scientist. However, we have been critical about whether this initiative won’t be at the expense of other studies and where the €10 million comes from that Tilburg University invests in this project, among other things. The Executive Board answered that they want to retain the resilience of this organization and would like to clarify ambiguities. Also, Rector Emile Aarts personally confirmed that we serve the same interests and that Student Party SAM will be involved in monitoring these interests.