The School of Data Analysis is a free Master’s-level program in Computer Science and Data Analysis, which is offered by Yandex since 2007 to graduates in engineering, mathematics, computer science or related fields. The aim of the School is to train specialists in data analysis and information retrieval for further employment at Yandex or any other IT company.
One of the school’s key advantages is the opportunity to take an internship at Yandex, available to any student or graduate of the school. The interns get a real feel of working at a major technology company and learn from experienced software engineers.
Each graduate receives a certificate from Yandex.
The School has branches in Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Kiev and Minsk. In addition to partnering with the Computer Science Center in St. Petersburg, the School co-organises joint academic programmes with some of Russia’s leading research institutions.
The School’s courses are taught by Russian and international experts at Yandex’s Moscow office in the evenings, several times a week. The average study load is 15-20 hours per week, including 9-12 hours of lectures and seminars. The School also runs distance-learning courses and provides lectures over the internet. All courses at the Yandex School of Data Analysis are currently taught only in Russian.