Mission Statement

We train scientists to become responsible and professional statisticians who can work in multidisciplinary teams and who are equipped with creative problem solving skills, a firm basis of statistical thinking and knowledge of modern statistical methods and their applications.

The students that enrol in the MaStat program hold a master degree in an (empirical) science discipline. The MaStat program builds upon the students’ scientific attitude by adding a strong statistical science layer.

Given the diverse student population, and because the MaStat is a one-year program, we aim at integrating statistical thinking into the scientific attitude already acquired by the students in their initial master program. The MaStat provides a firm basis of statistical thinking, with focus on understanding and applying statistical concepts and bridging the world of statistics with empirical sciences. Communication and team work are considered indispensable skills. From a wide variety of elective courses, taught by lectures from different fields of applications, students can compose a curriculum that fits to their background and interests. The lecturers are active researchers and they are involved in projects with industry and society. Through the elective courses students are trained in modern statistical methods with a strong emphasis on applications.

Throughout the whole program, the problem solving skills of the students are challenged for finding creative solutions for the many homework and project assignments. 

As a result, the MaStat graduates are responsible and professional statisticians who can work in multidisciplinary teams and who are equipped with creative problem solving skills, a firm basis of statistical thinking and knowledge of modern statistical methods and their applications.