Bristol and Southampton universities join Turing Institute
16 Apr 2018
Southampton and Bristol have become the latest universities to join The Alan Turing Institute (ATI), the UK’s national institute for data science.
The institute is named in honour of Alan Turing, whose pioneering work in theoretical and applied mathematics, engineering and computing are considered to be the key disciplines comprising the emerging field of data science.
Southampton vice-president (research and enterprise), professor Mark Spearing commented: “We are a pioneering world leader in computer, data and web science and becoming a university partner of The Alan Turing Institute is an important step as we seek to further expand our capabilities in harmony with other world leaders in these fields.
“This partnership comes at a time when the digital world faces many challenges and it is only through collaborative efforts like this that we’ll succeed in addressing the world’s societal and scientific needs.”
Invitations to join the Turing network are based on research excellence, alignment with the institute’s research interests, ability to bring new expertise and opportunities and their willingness to contribute financially to the institute.