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Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS)

The Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) is a joint collaboration between Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology. JADS offers data science programs at undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate level to educate the data scientists of the future. Students, researchers and industry join forces on our new vibrant data science campus in the city of ‘s Hertogenbosch.

Bachelor's programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)



The Brabant region in the Netherlands has a long tradition of innovation built on collaboration. A new and unique initiative that fosters this tradition is the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science, founded in 2016. Within this initiative Eindhoven University of Technology, Tilburg University, the province of Brabant and the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch have joint forces around big data. 


JADS offers educational programs at three locations: Eindhoven University of Technology, Tilburg University and the Mariënburg Campus in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Eventually to accommodate between 1,500 and 2,000 data science students from around the world.

Data Science can be studied , researched and applied through bachelor and graduate programs, PDeng education, Data Science Centers and in corporation in to existing ecosystems .

The programs are innovative and truly multi-disciplinary. This is especially true for the Mariënburg Campus where researchers and students work in close collaboration with industry within a unique educational concept.


The Jheronimus Academy of Data Science offers Data science research in three locations: Tilburg, Eindhoven and 's-Hertogenbosch. Our Data science Research programs enhance the relevance of academic research to business and society.

Our overall theme is called Data Innovation and Data Entrepreneurship. It entails the fundamental question on how to create societal and economic value with data. Here we aim to understand in which areas of the data value chain value is destroyed or created. Does the potential value of data science reside in the uniqueness of the data, in the algorithms applied to the data, in the visualization and the services created, or in the uniqueness of a business model?  


The career opportunities for data scientists are sheer endless. According to a Harvard study, the profession of Data Scientist is the ‘sexiest job’ of the 21st century. Meaning the skills that you will have as a data scientist are in exceptionally high demand. 

Not only in the Netherlands, but also worldwide the number of Data Scientist vacancies is growing exponentially.  

According to research by Dialogic, the number of vacancies in the Netherlands doubled between 2014 and 2015. McKinsey estimates that in 2018 there will be a shortage in professionals with deep analytical skills of between 140,000 to 190,000 in the US alone.

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Student services

Going to a new university in a new country is an exciting and possibly a slightly daunting prospect, particularly if it is your first time living abroad. The Education and Student Service Center provides a range of services to ensure that you get here, with all the necessary paperwork completed and all the practicalities arranged, in time to start your new studies at JADS.

Housing services

JADS can mediate in arranging accommodation for students and at the Marienburg Campus in ‘s-Hertogenbosch housing is available.

Library services

Everyone is welcome to visit the TU/e Library or the Tilburg University library and consult our collection. Via the Internet, the Library provides access to a wealth of digital information. At the central library a collection of printed information resources (mainly books and journals) is at your disposal. 

ICT services

Our data science campus will offer substantial support in terms of providing offices, state-of-the-art ICT facilities, advise, and help in acquiring subsidies, funds and equity for starting your own start-up.

Student Life

Campus life

A new campus in ’s-Hertogenbosch dedicated to data science! The location in Mariënburg combines the history of the convent with an exciting vision for data science. In addition to extensive facilities for educational purposes, the building also offers student accommodation and features a dedicated space for startups. As a student you are part of a vibrant community. On campus you’re surrounded by data science professionals: students of the master’s program, the PDEng and PhD programs, teachers, guest lecturers, researchers and start-ups. And more than 300 companies we work with and who are part of our community. They offer us real data sets, company visits, internships, jobs and masterclasses.

Sports facilities

The are several sports facilities nearby in the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch you can use. And you have access to all student facilities on both campuses in Eindhoven and Tilburg.

Student clubs

There is a very active study association that regularly organizes activities for everyone to join. 


All JADS  data science programs are officially accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

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