ISI sincerely thanks our Strategic Partners & Sponsors for supporting our work on ‘Statistics and Data Science for a Better World’ and making WSC 2021 possible!

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Strategic Partners

In a society where the amount of information is growing explosively, free access to reliable and integral data is crucial. As the national statistical office, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) provides reliable statistical information and data to produce insight into social issues, thus supporting the public debate, policy development and decision-making while contributing to prosperity, well-being and democracy. CBS was established in 1899 in response to the need for independent and reliable information that advances the understanding of social issues. This is still the main role of CBS. Through time, CBS has grown into an innovative knowledge institution, with continuous adoption of new technologies and developments in order to safeguard the quality of its data and its independent position.

Statistics Flanders is the network of Flemish government agencies that develop, produce and publish official statistics. We offer key figures and data to tell stories with numbers about Flanders: about the people who live and work here, our economy and our environment, and about our place in Europe and the world. The network is coordinated by the Flanders Statistics Authority to ensure our official statistics are produced according to legal provisions and internationally applicable principles which focus on the relevance, quality and independent production of our outputs. 

De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) is the Dutch central bank, financial sector supervisor and resolution authority. DNB has a range of duties in the national and European context. DNB seeks to safeguard financial stability and thus contributes to sustainable prosperity in the Netherlands. As an independent central bank, supervisory authority and resolution authority, DNB works in tandem with its European partners to achieve:

By issuing independent economic advice, DNB strengthens policies aimed at its primary targets.

Platinum Sponsors

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, offers the most powerful mapping and spatial analytics technology available. Since 1969, Esri has helped customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Today, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including the world's largest cities, most national governments, 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and location analytics to inform the most authoritative maps in the world. Visit us at

LUXs is the Leiden University Center for Statistical Science. It unites the statisticians teaching and researching at Leiden University. LUXs was founded by statistical scientists from Biomedical Data Sciences of the Leiden University Medical Center, Methodology and Statistics of the Institute of Psychology, Statistical Science group of the Mathematical Institute.


LCDS is the Leiden Centre of Data Science. It is a network of researchers from different scientific disciplines, who use innovative methods to deal with large amounts of data. Collaboration between these researchers leads to new solutions for problems in science and society.

Silver Sponsor




L’Oréal has devoted itself to beauty for over 100 years. With its unique international portfolio of 35 diverse and complementary brands, the Group generated sales amounting to 27,99 billion euros in 2020 and employs 85,400 people worldwide. As the world’s leading beauty company, L’Oréal is present across all distribution networks: mass market, department stores, pharmacies and drugstores, hair salons, travel retail, branded retail and e-commerce.
Research and Innovation, and a dedicated research team of 4,000+ people, are at the core of L’Oréal’s strategy, working to meet beauty needs and aspirations all over the world. L’Oréal sets out ambitious sustainable development goals across the Group for 2030 and aims to empower its ecosystem for a more inclusive and sustainable society.



The American Statistical Association (ASA) is the main professional organization for statisticians and related professionals in the United States. It was founded in Boston, Massachusetts on November 27, 1839, and is the second oldest continuously operating professional society in the US (only the Massachusetts Medical Society, founded in 1781, is older). The ASA services statisticians, quantitative scientists, and users of statistics across many academic areas and applications. The association publishes a variety of journals and sponsors several international conferences every year.







IPUMS, housed at the University of Minnesota in the U.S., provides census and survey data from around the world integrated across time and space---this makes it easy to study change, conduct comparative research, merge information across data types, and analyze individuals within family and community contexts. Data and services are available free of charge.



Wiley empowers researchers, learners, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. For over 200 years we have been helping people and organizations develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. We develop digital education, learning, assessment, and certification solutions to help universities, businesses, and individuals move between education and employment and achieve their ambitions. By partnering with learned societies, we support researchers to communicate discoveries that make a difference. Our online scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, books, and other digital content build on a 200-year heritage of quality publishing.



RStudio’s mission is to create free and open-source software for data science, scientific research, and technical communication. We do this to enhance the production and consumption of knowledge by everyone, regardless of economic means, and to facilitate collaboration and reproducible research, both of which are critical to the integrity and efficacy of work in science, education, government, and industry.
RStudio also produces RStudio Team, a modular platform of commercial software products that give organizations the confidence to adopt R, Python and other open-source data science software at scale - for the benefit of many people, to leverage large amounts of data, to integrate with existing enterprise systems, platforms, and processes, or be compliant with security practices and standards - along with online services to make it easier to learn and use them over the web.
Together, RStudio’s open-source software and commercial software form a virtuous cycle: The adoption of open-source data science software at scale in organizations creates demand for RStudio’s commercial software; and the revenue from commercial software, in turn, enables deeper investment in the open-source software that benefits everyone.


The United Nations Statistics Division  (UNSD) is committed to the advancement of the global statistical system. It compiles and disseminates global statistical information, develops standards and norms for statistical activities, and supports countries' efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems. It facilitates the coordination of international statistical activities and supports the functioning of the United Nations Statistical Commission as the apex entity of the global statistical system. The Statistics Division's main functions are: