Kuang Guangli, President of Anhui University, and Wu Zongmin, President of the college
Big data has become an essential engine for promoting high-quality economic development as a new technology and resource.
A few days ago, Anhui's first provincial big data and statistics college was unveiled at Anhui University. The college has three departments: Statistics, Economic Statistics, and Data Science and Big Data Technology. It has enrolled 362 undergraduates and 111 master's and doctoral students this year.
In April this year, Anhui University decided to establish the School of Big Data and Statistics by integrating resources and strengths in statistics and computer information technology to meet the development trend actively.
"This is not only an active exploration to meet the urgent needs of national strategy and local development; it is also an inherent need to accomplish the fundamental task of cultivating people with morality and raising urgently needed talents. It will expand new growth points of disciplines and improve the overall level of the school. At a higher level, it is also a practical measure to promote the deep integration of industry, academia and research. "
The relevant person in charge of Anhui University said that in the future, the school would focus on cutting-edge fields and provide talents and intellectual support for strategies such as integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta and the "Digital Jianghuai".
Anhui University will focus on building a talent training mechanism that integrates arts, sciences, and engineering, combines teaching and research, to cultivate interdisciplinary talents for the new era with the scientific spirit, mathematical thinking and humanity.
Reported by Liu Meimei
Edited and translated by Zheng Chen