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9:44 PM  September 5, 2019

TPU and Microsoft updated Big Data Solutions Master Program

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TOMSK, Sep 5 – RIA Tomsk. Students of the Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) began training in the updated master's program Big Data Solutions, which was developed by specialists of the university together with experts of Microsoft; this program will allow to train specialists in the field of promising IT-directions, the press service of the university reported on Thursday.

Earlier it was reported that TPU opened a new English-language profile of master's degree "Big Data Solutions" within the direction "Software Engineering" in 2017.

"Since September students have started their studies on the updated master's program at the Tomsk Polytechnic University developed jointly with experts of Microsoft... The focus will be on big data technologies... The educational program Big Data Solutions will give the opportunity to the university to train specialists in the field of promising IT-directions," – the message says.

It is added that there are free online trainings in Microsoft Teams on modern technologies for teachers working on the program, including working with the cloud platform Microsoft Azure within the disciplines "Machine learning," Intelligent analysis of web-data, "Distributed systems and cloud computing".

"Our main goal is to train students at the highest professional level on breakthrough technologies: machine learning, big data, cloud computing and so on. And we are glad to cooperate in this project with Microsoft, which has a lot of experience and expertise in the development of innovative technologies, "– Dmitry Sonkin, Director of the School of Computer Science & Robotics of TPU said.

It is noted with reference to the head of the direction of work with organizations of education and science Microsoft in Russia Elena Slivko-Kolchik that modern technologies, such as the Internet of Things and big data, have become an integral part of everyday life.

"We are glad that Russian universities follow international trends and provide students with world-class educational services. The universities themselves will give new opportunities for the development of scientific and research activities,"– her words quoted in the message.

Big Data is a collection of technologies that are designed to perform three operations: handle large data volumes compared to "standard" scenarios, be able to work with ever-increasing amounts of data, and "work with structured and poorly structured data in parallel in different aspects."

Earlier it was also reported that TPU launched 16 new master's programs in 2019, including three in English: Nuclear Science and Technology, Materials Science and Physics. All new programs are narrow-profile and practice-oriented. Specialists who prepare for these programs are in demand both in Russia and abroad.

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