Data science training resources

The Data Science Lab offers access to a number of learning resources for the Hertie School community. Students, faculty, researchers and administrative staff interested in improving their quantitative knowledge and skillsets can get access to any and all of the following services using the instructions below or by contacting

Github Student Developer Pack

As a GitHub Education Partner, the Hertie School can provide you with the GitHub Student Developer Pack, an offering of digital tools and services worth over $200k for your learning and self-development in software engineering and data science. Resources range from premium subscription to online training courses to professional accounts for popular coding tools, free website hosting and cloud computing. In order to access the Developer Pack, you need to use your institutional Hertie email address to sign up on Github and connect it to your acccount with the link below. A recommended resource that you can make use of is the 6 free months of access to, which offers various courses on the fundamentals of programming, computer science and data science such as Python 3: From Beginner to Advanced or A Practical Guide to Machine Learning with Python


Dataquest Premium Access

Dataquest is a self-learning platform that offers interactive coding challenges and projects to learn essential data science skillsets. Four distinct paths can be chosen with different learning materials: Data Analyst in R, Data Analyst in Python, Data Scientist in Python, or Data Engineer. By completing the learning paths, students will receive certificates and create projects that can be added to their data science portfolio as a demonstration of their skills to potential employers. In order to get access to premium Dataquest account for Fall semester 2021, please contact the Data Science Lab team at The start of every learning path is always focused on building up the foundation of the programming language. Therefore, if you are looking for a place to start, step 1 in Data Analyst or Data Scientist tracks for both R and Python concerns with developing your programming skills from beginner to intermediate level.


Coursera for Campus

Coursera is a global online learning platform that offers online courses and degrees from different universities and institutions from around the world. As part of the Coursera for Campus programme, the Hertie School can provide each student with an unlimited number of Guided Project courses on Coursera, please contact


AWS Educate

AWS Educate is Amazon's global initiative to provide students comprehensive resources for building skills in the cloud. Its curriculum offers access to content, training, pathways, AWS services, and the AWS Educate Job Board with employment opportunities. To get access to the service, please use your Hertie institutional email to sign up in the link below.