Unfortunately, all activities of the learning academy are in Dutch, because this is most convenient for our clients. If you do want to participate in a specific event, you can mail to and we can discuss the possibilities. 
If you speak Dutch and just happen to be on the English website, please look at the Dutch website for up to date information.

The best way to learn is to do. Because of this, a cornerstone of the Academy will be to perform mini-analyses and formulate quantitative strategies for clients. These clients wil overwhelmingly come from the cultural/non-profit sector where huge steps are possible from a quantitative perspective.
In a team you are involved with the project analysis from start to finish. During the different phases of the project you train skills to use your econometric qualities for a better world.

On the 2nd of March 2018, 4 new groups consisting of 3 to 4 students will start working on the project commissioned by the client. All teams need various skills like a data analyst, a creative mind, someone who talks a good game or a thinker, so there's plenty of analyst in everyone.

During the various stages of these projects, different trainings are offered to support the teams. In addition, regular meetings will be held 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 projects will be completed with a final presentation to the client and a kick-out to jointly conclude the process.

Phases within a project

2 March Announcement of the analysts  
Phase 1 Launch of the projects All analysts start with a common brainstorming session, the senior analyst will visit the client and to come up with a joint project proposal.
Phase 2 First analysis In response to the project proposal the analysis commences and all groups start working on the data set.
  First presentation The entire team visits the client to evaluate the results. Together they will have a closer look at the outcome and talk about how to continue the research.
Phase 3 Second analysis You will carry out a deeper analysis and build on your previous research.
Phase 4 Finalizing the project Visualizing the results and prepare the final presentation. 

Previous projects

Vrijwilligerscentrale Amsterdam (VCA)
VCA supports the volunteery 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 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.