STRENGTHS OF THE MASTER OF STATISTICS: BIOSTATISTICS
In the specialization Biostatistics/Biostatistics ICP sound training in modern statistical methodology, necessary for the design and analysis of biomedical and epidemiological studies, is provided. Core biostatistics courses are Longitudinal Data Analysis, Survival Analysis, and Clinical Trials. The specialization in Biostatistics has a strong research orientation. The programme of students from developing countries, with a scholarship sponsored by the University Development Cooperation Section of the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UOS), is adapted to their specific needs and interests in the Biostatistics ICP specialization.
Over the years graduates have found positions in:
- biomedical research institutes
- the pharmaceutical industry
- academia (PhD)
Marijke Van Moerbeke, Belgium
Not all was work, there was the symposium where we met Sir David Cox, a living legend among statisticians and beyond, there was the opportunity to visit many Belgian and foreign cities and there turned out to be a first-snow experience for many. The professors were, while giving us mountains of work, also willing to answer elaborate mails and open their office doors after an unexpected knock. It is a nice feature that the distance between students and professors is small. The Master of Statistics is a great learning experience, of course in statistics with professors whose names are known all over the world but also socially when interacting with various cultures.