21st Century Data Demands: The Supply & Demand of Quantitative Skills

Luke Burns, School of Geography


This project presents the findings of a year-long teaching enhancement research project at the University of Leeds that explores the current state of quantitative skills teaching in higher education and the changing demands of industry.

It will be no surprise to readers that quantitative and data skills are very much at the forefront of employer minds when seeking graduates to take on a variety of roles, not simply those of a technical nature.

This project considers the perceived gap between industry needs – demand – and graduate skills – supply – and provides recommendations to higher education, and others, for bridging this growing divide.

Click here to read Luke’s final LITE project.

For more information contact Luke at: L.P.Burns@leeds.ac.uk

Read Luke’s first LITE’s blog: Higher education and the data revolution