Successful Data Science Training Program with Bristol University and Transparency Solutions at Amoud University

Amoud University had the pleasure of hosting an esteemed team from Bristol University, UK, led by Professor Jaap Velthius from the School of Physics. Alongside them, Transparency Solutions, an international NGO committed to promoting transparency and accountability, also participated in a collaborative data science training program. The aim was to enhance the data science skills of academicians from various Somali regions and companies like Telesom.

We are proud to announce that the training program concluded with great success, as 190 students graduated, with 160 completing the Advanced stream and 30 graduating from the Basic stream. Notably, the Amoud team achieved the highest number of graduates, with 60 students from the Advanced stream and 10 from the Basic stream.

During their visit, the distinguished guests were warmly welcomed by Dr. Mohamed Muse Jibril, President of Amoud University, along with the Chancellor, Prof. Suleiman Ahmed Guleid, and Vice Presidents: Prof. Ahmed Abdilllahi Boqore, Prof. Mohamed Mohamoud Jama Derie, and Prof. Hamud Ibrahim Barkhadleh. The presence of several Deans and directors added to the significance of the occasion.

Dr. Abdisalam Hassan Muse, the Dean of the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research and the coordinator of the program, presented a comprehensive report highlighting the remarkable achievements of the Amoud team. These accomplishments included the high number of graduates, their outstanding success rate, and noteworthy publications utilizing machine learning algorithms.

Furthermore,the two universities and Transparency Solutions engaged in productive discussions to explore potential collaborative projects. This partnership aims to leverage the expertise of all parties involved, including the international perspectives and experience brought by Transparency Solutions, to initiate initiatives that further advance the field of data science.

This exchange between Amoud University, Bristol University, and Transparency Solutions represents a significant milestone in the realm of data science education. By joining forces with an international NGO like Transparency Solutions, these institutions are dedicated to advancing knowledge, promoting research, and nurturing skilled professionals. We are excited about the future possibilities that this partnership holds for the development of data science in our region and beyond.

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