The programme is organized by the Faculty of Sciences and staffed to a large extent by the Center for Statistics (CenStat) and the Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and statistical Bioinformatics (I-BioStat). Visiting faculty from other Belgian universities, from Europe, and from other parts of the world are invited on the basis of their state-of-the-art knowledge and on excellent teaching skills. The Master of Statistics enjoys a longstanding relationship with Harvard University, as well as with other top ranking institutions. Many of our graduates continue their studies towards a PhD, all over the world.
CenStat encompasses research, education and consultancy in biostatistics, statistical bioinformatics, epidemiology and public health methodology, and in mathematical statistics. The three pillars of scientific activity, being research, education and consultancy, are intensively interacting, with the individual master thesis in the core of that scientific engine. The educational link between CenStat and the industry, research institutes, and the government extends over a wide variety of consultancy and collaborative research relationships.
Teaching duties for CenStat faculty members encompass, apart from the Master of Statistics, bachelor and master courses in various of the university’s programmes. CenStat members are frequently invited to figure as guest lecturer in courses of other universities and in short courses and workshops at conferences. Industry and governmental agencies frequently call upon CenStat for their statistical permanent training course.