We are EMOS!
The “European Master in Official Statistics“ (EMOS) is a project of the European Union to develop a program for the education and further training in official statistics in European master programs. The European Statistical System Committee (ESSC) has labelled the English-speaking JKU master's program “Statistics” as the only study program in Austria with the EMOS-Label. Hence, “Statistics” master students at JKU Linz have the opportunity to gain an attractive additional certificate, showing their expertise in official statistics. Graduates of this documented specialisation will have an advantage in the working area of official statistics nation-wide and on international level. The EMOS label was awarded to 32 study programs in 19 European countries. Among those are besides JKU Linz the University of Southampton, University of Rome „La Sapienza“, Universite de Rennes or Universität Trier.
The Institute of Applied Statistics of JKU Linz is glad to communicate a cooperation for future reinforced collaboration in research and teaching with Statistics Austria. Therefore, we expect an increase in the number of students of our master's program. The quality of the bachelor's program “Statistik” (basis for the master's program Statistics) at JKU Linz will increase due to this collaboration: Experts of Statistics Austria will teach bachelor students in lectures at JKU funded by Statistics Austria and provide exciting insights in their fields of work.
Students gain this certificate in addition to their education in statistics by fulfilling additional requirements. These are absolving an internship at an agency in the field of official staistics (e.g. Statsitics Austria), the choice of a study focus (the study focus “Official statistics” is recommended) and a suitable choice of the topic of their Master's Thesis.
The master's program “Statistics” at JKU Linz with the EMOS-Label offers an attractive exclusive further training for the students.