Romanian-American University joins SAS Academic Program to support students develop new tech skills for the jobs of the future

Mihai-Alexandru Cristea 23/08/2021 | 16:36

One of the key universities in Romania – Romanian-American University – joins the SAS Academics Program, part of SAS’s commitment to train 5,000 romanian Data Science specialists by 2025. Thus, the master students of the School of Computer Science for Business Management from RAU will enjoy the benefits of the prestigious SAS Academics Specialization, which includes over 456 hours of courses in advanced analytics and data science, along with dedicated software and solutions provided by the company. The program aims to accelerate the digital transformation in Romania and to create a competitive workforce.


We rely on SAS expertise, software tools and people, to help our students become better and enhance their data science competencies now, in the midst of the growing demand for such skills. Pursuing a data science career path based on the SAS comprehensive support is an excellent steppingstone for any graduate in this field”, says professor Alexandru Tabusca, Dean of the School of Computer Science for Business Management at the Romanian-American University.

The Romanian-American University is one of the key universities that will benefit from innovative SAS Academics Program, along with Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at UBB în Cluj-Napoca and Faculty of Cybernetics, Statistics and Economic Informatics within Academy of Economic Studies (ASE) în Bucharest.

Having great pool of talented workforce known for robust technical knowledge, Romania is an important market for investments. However, labor market is in dire need for outstanding skills in the field of cutting-edge technologies such as Cloud, Advanced Analytics, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence combined with business know how and mindset. After helping leading companies in Romania for more thn 20 years accelerate their digital transformation journey by adopting innovative AI and analytics technologies, SAS is actively investing in the country by launching an innovative academic program focused on data science and artificial intelligence since September 2020.

We are in unique position to help organizations accelerate business transformation, as AI and analytics is in the heart of the process. As the leader in this field, SAS is acting as a partner for the organizations in the digital journey by sharing the know-how and the expertise acquired through the implementation of innovative use cases. To become truly data driven organization, it is necessary to have understanding and collaboration both from the business and the analytic departments within the organizations. To achieve this next step and support both companies and Romanian society, we believe that a close partnership with the academia is the key to success. Our academic program is designed to overcome any gaps between the industry and the academic environment”, states Stefan Baciu, SAS Romania Country Leader.

The expertise of digital transformation, which has been developed over many years worldwide, enables SAS to mentor and guide efficiently any corporation in its roadmap to exploit innovation, increase profits and create the path to promote business development.

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