The third call for applications for new universities in the EU Member States, EFTA and EU candidate countries to join the European Master in Official Statistics (EMOS) has now been published and closes on 30 June 2018.
EMOS builds on nationally accredited Master programmes which deliver upon the EMOS learning outcomes to familiarise graduates with the system of official statistics, production models, statistical methods and dissemination. The programmes also actively collaborate with the National Statistical Institutes and other producers of official statistics on relevant master thesis topics and internships in the sphere of official statistics.
The third call for applications emphasises the importance of addressing the rapidly changing landscape, which is shifting from design-based production of official statistics to integrating different kinds of data sources. Universities wishing to join the existing 23 EMOS-labelled Master programmes in 15 countries have until 30 June 2018 to submit their applications and accompanying documents, as described in the EMOS call notice, guide for applicants and application form available here.
The European Master in Official Statistics (EMOS) was launched by Eurostat and the European Statistical System (ESS) in 2014 to connect producers of official statistics and academia at European level. As a joint project of universities and data producers, EMOS aims to incorporate official statistics into statistical curricula, meet training and recruitment needs in the ESS and create a potential recruitment pool of highly educated professional statisticians for the ESS and the European System of Central Banks. EMOS is a label awarded by the European Statistical System Committee (ESSC) for four years, renewable upon continued fulfilment of EMOS requirements. Partners in the EMOS network benefit from each other's experiences and can develop deeper cooperation, for example through joint degrees or exchange of students. Study visits to Eurostat are a major draw for students and EMOS summers schools and webinars offer a relevant mix of skills and knowledge for tomorrow’s official statisticians.