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QTEM Welcomes first NGO as Social Partner

On June 19th at the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) headquarters in Brussels, QTEM signed its first cooperation agreement with an NGO. Secretary General Bruno van Pottelsberghe, Managing Director Laurent Gheeraert, together with Lauriane Dewulf and Manuel Brown, discussed the foundations of a fruitful collaboration with MSF representatives.

Marco Bernardini, ICT Applications Manager at Médecins Sans Frontières Brussels was enthusiastic about the partnership: "A key need across many departments is the ability to interpret large data sets and create solid solutions based on this data. It is a fundamental reason for our partnership with QTEM. Like every organization nowadays, the collection and analysis of data is critical to making good decisions. We want to start with data and make the best decisions possible in all we do. We see QTEM as a part of this process."
 
Bruno van Pottelsberghe highlighted the positive aspect of NGOs entering the network: “As QTEM is dedicated to 'using analytics to create a better world' the presence of Social Partners offering quantitative internships is an important step in the evolution of the QTEM network. MSF is a strong quality signifier and it creates varied opportunities for QTEM students to put into practice their training and skills."

First internship and job offerings are anticipated to be posted in the fall.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) translates to Doctors without Borders. They provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Their actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality. They are a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organisation.

MSF was founded in 1971 in Paris by a group of journalists and doctors. Today, they are a worldwide movement of more than 43,000 people. To learn more about MSF, visit their internationalFrench-speaking and Dutch-speaking websites.