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Business advisory firm to make substantial investment over the next four years

22 February 2013 - Deloitte, the leading business advisory firm, is proud to announce the launch of the Deloitte Data Analytics Lab at the UCD Quinn School of Business. Deloitte and the UCD Quinn School of Business collaborated on the establishment of an analytics lab for both students and faculty alike which facilitates a range of diverse learning experiences outside of the traditional classroom environment. Deloitte will make a significant investment in the Data Analytics Lab over the next four years. The lab is located in the Innovation Corridor in the Quinn School of Business.

Commenting on the launch, Brendan Jennings, Managing Partner, Deloitte said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of the Deloitte Data Analytics Lab, which reflects our commitment to supporting the Quinn School of Business. Deloitte is a significant employer of graduates and recognises the part that they play in both the future of our firm and the success of Irish businesses. Support from the business community is essential in ensuring that the Quinn School of Business maintains its current world class standards of education and excellence.

“Both Deloitte and Quinn School of Business recognise that when businesses and universities work together effectively they become a powerful engine for innovation. The Deloitte Data Analytics Lab is more than just a lab, it is a commitment from Deloitte to continue to support the school over the coming years through guest lecturing, course content review and the top of the range Bloomberg terminals in the lab. The lab also portrays our mutual commitment to excellence in learning and development.”  

Congratulating Deloitte on the launch of its Data Analytics Lab, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, Dean, UCD Business School said: “The Deloitte Analytics Lab has complemented our commitment to provide the best quality teaching in the fields of finance and business analytics. The state of the art facilities and support services have equipped our students with the analytical ability for a successful career in Ireland and internationally.  We are delighted to partner with Deloitte in delivering excellence to our students”

UCD Quinn School of Business is the leading undergraduate business school in Ireland. It is part of an elite worldwide group of business schools with triple accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA and is the only school in Ireland with these awards. Its aim is to give students not only educational skills and knowledge, but also a willingness to embrace fresh ideas, to think in new ways and to respond creatively to the challenges they will face in the future.

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