September 20, 2007

Yandex School Starts Classes

Moscow, September 20, 2007. Admission board of the Yandex School of Data Analysis formed the first group of students. After competitive examination 80 applicants became students of the Yandex school.

In the coming two years students of the School of Data Analysis will be studying a whole range of disciplines in one of the most indispensable for internet area of science.

The school's teaching staff are leading scientists, authors of fundamental research, whose interests lie within the area of data analysis. The head of the school is Dr. Ilya Muchnik, professor of Computer Science at Rutgers University. The first term will have courses taught by Dr. Alexey Chervonenkis, professor of Computer Science at London University; Dr. Albert Shiryaev, Russian Academy of Sciences; and other prominent scientists. All courses at the school are free of charge.

Yandex announced launching of the school on July 25, 2007. In the past two months the admission board reviewed more than 500 applications. The entry ratio was 7 applicants per place. It wasn't an easy task to finalize the list of students: most applicants demonstrated a high standard of schooling. Yandex plans to keep on working with many of them.

Approximately half of the students are senior university undergraduates, the other half are professionals. Applicants' forms listed more than 200 universities; over 100 applications came from applicants in Russia's regions.

Starting with the second term, those students, who will successfully pass first-term examinations, will receive a scholarship. After graduation, or parallel with the studies, many students will have an opportunity of internship and possible employment with Yandex.

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