As a leading expert in the field of (big) data solutions, we help develop the technologies that are going to shape our future. In this blog we discuss the future of Education and research, which will allow research institutions to become more efficient, collaborative and student-friendly through data streaming technologies.
The Future of education
In the research and education institution of the future, collaboration is central. Collaboration between research institutions and the corporate world, between researchers from different research institutions and collaboration between students and researchers. Data-driven research is no longer largely limited to a single institution. Instead, each research institution has data collaboration solutions set up that allow researchers to easily combine data collected in their experiments with open source data and data by previous researchers from other institutions. The data collected and generated by their own research is subsequently shared with other research institutions upon request. This improves the data available to researchers in the network of research institutions, improving research outcomes and replicability.
The data-driven collaboration in the research institutions of the future also extends to students. As part of their studies, students are invited to participate in research projects from their own university or from external research organisations. This allows students to gain experience in working with real data, improving the level and practical applicability of their education. It also enables research institutions to conduct faster and more efficient research by tapping into the passion and skill of students learning about state-of-the-art analytics and research methods.
Enabled by data streaming
The future of education and research we envision will require research and education organisations to share (research) data with each other in a safe and secure manner. It will also require these organisations to be able to use data from other third-party sources and integrate it with their own in-house data easily and reliably. Platforms designed for data collaboration will enable organisations to do so seamlessly, providing a controlled and monitored, yet easily accessible, infrastructure for secure data sharing between organisations. These platforms will also allow researchers and students to easily integrate data from different sources for their research projects without requiring extensities technological skills.
The future is not here yet, but we’re moving towards it every day. Ready to move towards the future with us? Read more about how our Datastreams Platform can help education and research institutions here.