Big Data in Logistics

The University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in Cape Town / South Africa started the new project "Big Data in Logistics". This project aims at developing a master degree course about "Big Data in Logistics" at UWC.

Adressing the current development in the topics big data, data science and predictive analytics for the areas logistics and supply chain management it should equip students with the skills to create and implement analytical applications to tackle logistical problems.

Logistics for South Africa and especially Cape Town is of high importance due to its harbour and the international airport. This led to UWC identifying the importance of the logistic and to meet the high demand for skilled workers in this area. As UWC currently has no academic programme, this new project is of high strategic importance.

This project continues and strengthens the close cooperation between the HNU and UWC whereas HNU contributes its expert knowledge in the areas of logistics and data science into the project.

The duration of the project is four years ending in 2020. Until the end of 2017 the curriculum for the new course of study should be developed together with UWC and the start is planned for 2018. The following years features joint activities like student exchange programmes, guest lecturer visits from both universities and a joint summer school at both locations.

From HNU the lecturers Dany Meyer, Tobias Engel, Jörg-Oliver Vogt and Olaf Jacob are part of the project.

The project is supported by the German Academic Exchange Servie (DAAD) with funding from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Developmentnistry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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