Impact Projects

In the fall of 2021, new groups consisting of four students will start working on a project commissioned by their client. All teams need various skills like a data analyst, a creative mind, someone who talks a good game or a thinker, so there is an analyst in everyone.

During the various stages of the projects, different trainings are offered to support the teams. In addition, you will meet regularly with all the teams together to have a closer look at the opportunities and progress of each project. In this way we want to offer the analysts the opportunity to get the most out of the project and provide insight in the other projects. The project round will be completed with a kick-out to present all findings to the clients and to fellow students.

Projects for the Fall 2021 round are:

Save the Children
Save the Children is the biggest independent child rights organization in the world, active in 120 countries! Their goal is to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts. What they want to get out of the Analytics Academy is a reusable model that tries to explain as much as possible about email engagement. For example the model could answer questions such as “is there a relationship between less clicks and people unsubscribing?” or “what’s the best moment to send emails?”. They will make their own data available, as well as data from google analytics, and they also encourage the students to include extra data, such as weather circumstances etc. 

Gemeente Amsterdam
Gemeente Amsterdam has a lot of important and interesting topics to investigate. During the Analytics Academy, they would like the students to look at the health of the youth in Amsterdam, which is extra relevant during this time. They would like to know which factors seem to have the biggest impact on the youth’s health and if anything else stands out. They find it important that the students are aware of the bias of the data and how this impacts their findings. All available data can be found on data.amsterdam.nl.

Previous projects

Vrijwilligerscentrale Amsterdam (VCA)
VCA supports the volunteer work across Amsterdam. Their passion is to help out people from all walks of life. Together you will have a closer look on the impact of VCA on Amsterdam. Do you contribute to a better Amsterdam? The available data consists of registrations from mediations between volunteers and job vacancies. 

Hockeyclub A.M.H.C. Rood-Wit
Rood-Wit is one of the oldest hockey associations of the Netherlands. The competition in their league is huge. In order to outrank everyone else, they want to improve their game by means of sports analysis. Can you help take this team to the championship? Their data consists of motion trackings of each player from the last 22 matches. This could be a ground-breaking analysis for the Dutch hockey.

ROC Horizon College
The Horizon College offers education to people without an initial qualification. They need your help to explore the characteristics of the different students and find out which students finish their school succesfully. Are you able to improve the future education. With this unique data set consisting of performance and background data, this will be a unique opportunity.

SPUI25
SPUI25 builds a bridge between the academic world, the society and the practice of culture. What is their audience and what do they think of their visit. This will be a creative research for data and data strategies. Together with SPUI25 you are expanding their audience research and set up a new research. 

Ambulance service RAV IJselland (Bachelor's thesis project)
The target of the RAV rescuers is to reach every emergency call within their target of 15 minutes. Minutes can mean life or death. Are you interested in exploring various factors and in addition writing your Bachelor's thesis on this subject. A data set consisting of 10,000 emergency calls will mean the difference between life and death.

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