WORK AT THE INTERSECTION OF CONFLICT ANALYSIS AND DATA SCIENCES
The Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement (ACDS) at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) is a hub for research and reflection on conflict and its transformation. An integral part of one of Africa's leading institutions for business as well as development finance research, teaching, and practice, ACDS partners with business, government, labour and communities to reduce the costs of conflict and increase opportunities for collaboration. It aims to achieve transformation in the next generation of dispute resolution practitioners and scholars.
The University of Stellenbosch School for Data Science and Computational Thinking was launched in July, 2019 with a vision to be a world-class institution in and for Africa. The School is rapidly growing, with diverse set of academics focusing on both the science of data science as well as the application of data science in a diverse set of fields.
The Business & Conflict Research Initiative is an international consortium including the University of Stellenbosch, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Copenhagen, and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), and also draws on Data Science expertise from the University of Michigan. The initiative advances understanding of the dynamics of the private sector, conflict risk and its mitigation, and peaceful development, with a goal of informing policy, practice and scholarship in these areas.
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