Data Science and Engineering degree students win the Barcelona World Data Viz Challenge 2020 Barcelona – Kobe award

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Marina Rosell and Raúl Higueras have been the winners of the Barcelona award and the Special Mention to university students.

The 3rd edition of the World Data Viz Challenge 2020 Barcelona-Kobe, a contest organised together by the Barcelona City Council and the City Council of Kobe (Japan), took place on 3rd December 2020 in a virtual event broadcast live on YouTube.

Marina Rosell Murillo and Raúl Higueras Serrano, third-year students of the Bachelor's Degree in Data Science and Engineering, have received the Barcelona World Data Viz Challenge 2020 Barcelona - Kobe award thanks to their project “Educational Level of the Population of Barcelona”. In addition, they have been the winners of the Special Mention in the category "Universities of Barcelona", an award given to the best work presented by university students.

The visualisation of the winning project is related to the 4th Objective about Quality Education of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and analyses the relationship between the educational level of the citizens of the city of Barcelona, their socioeconomic status and sex to obtain information that facilitates decision-making in educational matters.

The World Data Viz Challenge 2020 Barcelona-Kobe aims to highlight the challenges of smart cities and involve citizens by inviting them to propose improvements based on data analysis and its visualisation. The current year, the Fundació Bit Habitat, a Barcelona's urban innovation centre, has been the organisation that has led the project. However, the event once again had the support of the International Relations area and the Municipal Data Office of the Barcelona City Council.

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