FLAME University

FLAME University & WageIndicator collaborate to promote data analysis and data journalism

September 27, 2019

55 students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Pune based FLAME University will be supporting the global WageIndicator system from the current academic year. The Netherlands headquartered WageIndicator Foundation operates websites with wage and labour market information for over 40 million yearly users in 125 countries. All the 55 students of FLAME University will work as interns for WageIndicator. The internship will provide them with a platform to learn and upgrade skills needed to convert data into easy to read mini-stories for web visitors and mobile phone users, creating stills, graphs and videos. They will develop management skills, data analysis skills, data visualisation skills, and also learn about data and web journalism, content management, google analytics, and SEO.

Students will assist in targeting different occupational groups in India and abroad with tailor-made wage and labour law information. This cooperation is the primary outcome of an agreement between FLAME University and WageIndicator Foundation,which led to setting up of theWageIndicator Research Lab at FLAME.

Stressing on the importance of truly global perspectives, PaulienOsse, founder director, WageIndicator Foundation said, “We are on our way to becoming truly global. We plan to expand our operations in another 25 countries by the end of 2019, thus reaching out to the working population in 150 countries. The assistance of FLAME is most welcome and makes our aim more realistic.”

“The internship provides an opportunity for FLAME students to gain practical experience in real-life research initiatives. While working on software like STATA, SPSS, Tableau, PLONE, and Google Analytics, they will collaborate with the global team of WageIndicator and observe their culture and management styles,” said Professor Rupa Korde, faculty of economics, FLAME University, who has worked closely with Osse to set up this cooperation.

Commenting on the collaboration, Dr. Dishan Kamdar, vice chancellor, FLAME University stated, “We want to be a niche player of international repute. The specialised input WageIndicator offers, promises to contribute to that goal. Its innovative methods and potential of global outreach are found attractive by our students. They massively volunteered to participate in the WageIndicator Research Lab at FLAME.” 

As the pioneer of Liberal Education in India, Pune based FLAME University delivers the country’s premier interdisciplinary education experience. To learn more, visit https://www.flame.edu.in/

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