Data Analytics

Qlik Expands Portfolio of Free Data Analytics Tools for Universities

Qlik, a company that primarily makes data analytics tools for business, has added a new component to the free digital course materials it offers to universities.

The company has added a new data analytics curriculum to its Qlik Academic Program. The program, which the company has offered to higher education institutions since 2012, offers digital tools that students and professors in all academic disciplines can use to visualize and analyze data and then share findings with one another.

The new data analytics curriculum includes more instructor-led content, in-class activities and student assignments. There is also a new Qlik Continuous Classroom that is a self-service online learning platform that features 50 modules with videos, exercises and quizzes that can be customized by professors and students.

There is also a private online Qlik Community of professors and students where they can share resources and start discussions.

Accredited, nonprofit university-level institutions can get free full-year subscriptions to either desktop or cloud-based versions of the Qlik Academy Program. According to the company, more than 500 universities have subscriptions, including Northeastern University, Stockholm University and Virginia Tech University.

"It is so easy to learn that students are able to build business intelligence applications after a few classes," said Wenhong Luo, an associate accounting professor at Villanova University. "Working with Qlik, we are giving students the opportunity to tackle real-world business problems, and with this type of experience, students can be productive a lot sooner in their future endeavors."

About the Author

Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.

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