10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
Full topic list
This is a session of Topic 10: Organisations and collaboration in statistics education

Session 10C (Monday 9th, 11:00-12:30,   Level 3 - Conference Room D)

Building Statistics Capacity at University through Industry-integrated skills Development Collaborative Projects (panel)



Universities are slow to bring their curricula in line with industry needs; it takes months to amend curricula. As a result, they are producing graduates who do not have sufficient skills or the knowledge that businesses requires as the business world changes at a faster rate than the universities can respond. Curricula are historically developed from an academic point of view, with the main focus being on producing academic research and post graduate students to push the boundaries of the discipline. This session will focus on collaborative projects between universities and industry, aimed at overcoming the problems outlined above, thereby increasing the flow of “job ready” statisticians into the workplace

Panel discussion

10C1Temesgen Zewotir (South Africa)                                        
10C2Martin Gellerstedt ()                                        
10C3Murray de Villers ()