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Global higher EdTech company and recently turned unicorn at a valuation of $1.2 Billion, upGrad announced today that it has added the University of Arizona to its global university network to offer a Master’s degree in Data Science. Pushing the pedal on transnational learning, upGrad’s partnership with the one of the leading Universities of the United States of America will enable learners in India to access the best of global education and drive the desired career transitions.

The partnership aims to address the current surge in demand for data & tech-driven roles to enable learners with relevant skills, so that they can drive meaningful career transitions. Furthermore, given that this rise in demand is expected to accelerate further, upGrad and the University of Arizona will upskill learners to make them future ready. The course structure is designed keeping in mind the affordability aspect which will enable Indian learners with world-class content and career support at a significantly reduced price.

The program offers a comprehensive university experience online, through flexible learning at pace, dedicated student support for assistance, capstone projects, along with proctored assessments and exams, all from the comfort of their homes.

Commenting on the partnership, Arjun Mohan, CEO – India, upGrad said, “There has been an exponential increase in market demand for data driven roles. Therefore, we want to prepare and enable our learners with the skills to leverage such opportunities and as a result make positive career transitions. At upGrad, we have been driving the vision of transnational education and this partnership with the University of Arizona takes us closer to our goal. Even a few years back, the thought of accessing a global degree, while sitting within the confines of your home was a dream. But, times have changed and online education is experiencing a perception and credibility shift, and I’m confident that it will foster a talent ready future. ”

The University of Arizona is amongst the Top 1% of 20,000 global universities as per the Center for World University Rankings, and one of the Top 100 universities worldwide. It is also among the revered 20 Public Research Institutions in the US, with Nobel Laureates, NBA sportsmen and astronauts as their notable alumni. The iSchool at the University of Arizona provides student training in nine distinct degree programs including the Master’s degree in Data Science, while engaging in cutting edge research that is recognized internationally. The iSchool’s Director, Catherine Brooks, PhD, added that “we are committed to preparing students for meaningful work at the intersections of people, data, and technology, and to helping our graduates find success in rewarding data science careers.”

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