About & Contact
DARA Big Data is a Newton Fund project that provides students from the 8 AVN (African Very Long Baseline Interferometry Network) countries and South Africa with skills in the field of data science. Our sponsored students study at both PhD and Masters level at several Universities in the UK. We also hold events across the AVN countries for students to take part in.
Our aim is to ensure that African students can participate fully in the technological advances of what has been called the fourth industrial revolution, and benefit from all of the various opportunities arising from it on their continent.
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Linzi Stirrup, DARA Big Data project manager
0161 306 6590
Partner organisations in South Africa;
SARAO (South African Radio Astronomy Observatory)
IDIA (Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy)
DARA (Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy)