As a UHasselt research institute we want to deploy people and knowledge in data sciences to tackle society's major challenges, in full collaboration with others. The institute performs research across the spectrum from fundamental to applied; its impact ranges from scientific excellence to civic relevance. We measure our success in achieving this goal by the research institute's continuous growth in impact and reputation. Therefore, we will
- break down the silos between research disciplines. The institute aims to provide a collaborative and serendipitous environment for data science experts across disciplines and domains, as well as the necessary technological base that this research can build upon.
- impart our students with knowledge, skills and insights into the world around them, in order to make them high-quality trained data scientists as well as critical and engaged global citizens who are aware of both the opportunities and risks associated with data science.
- collaborate with other universities, research centers, governments, businesses and civil society organisations in order to enhance knowledge on local, regional and global challenges, support decision-making processes and develop new ideas and solutions. The UHasselt Data Science Institute acts as a catalyst for data-driven research valorisation and as a sounding board for discussion on the role of data in society.