WageIndicator and FLAME University start global cooperation on data - September 18, 2019

55 undergraduate and postgraduate students from FLAME University will support WageIndicator Foundation from the current academic year.


Picture: Paulien Osse

All 55 students will be interns for the global WageIndicator platform. WageIndicator Foundation operates websites in 125 countries and reaches over 40 million users each year. This internship will provide the students with a platform to learn and upgrade their data skills, which will enable them to convert data into easy-to-read stories, stills, graphs and videos. They also will develop management skills, data analysis skills, data visualization skills and learn about data and web journalism, content management, web traffic analytics and SEO.

Students will assist in targeting different occupational groups in India and abroad with tailor-made wage and labour law information. This cooperation is the primary outcome of an agreement between FLAME University, based in Pune, India, and WageIndicator Foundation. This has led to the establishment of the WageIndicator Research Lab at FLAME.

Paulien Osse, founder and director of WageIndicator Foundation, stresses the importance of truly global perspectives: "We are well on our way to becoming truly global. We are planning operations in another 25 countries till the end of 2019, reaching out to the working people of 150 countries. The assistance of FLAME is most welcome and makes our aim more realistic."

Rupa Korde, professor at the Faculty of Economics at FLAME University, has worked closely with Paulien Osse to set up this cooperation. "The internship provides an opportunity for FLAME students to gain practical experience in real-life research initiatives. While working on software like STATA, SPSS, Tableau, PLONE, and Google Analytics, they will collaborate with the global team of WageIndicator and observe their culture and management styles."

Dr. Dishan Kamdar, Vice Chancellor at FLAME University, states: "We want to be a niche player of international repute. The specialized input WageIndicator offers, promises to contribute to that goal. Its innovative methods and potential of global outreach are found attractive by our students. They massively volunteered to participate in the WageIndicator Research Lab at FLAME."

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