HSE Marks 5th Year of Teaching on Coursera
On February 24, 2014, HSE launched its first course on the Coursera online education platform. Along with St. Petersburg State University and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, HSE was one of the first Russian universities to host a course on the platform. Now HSE ranks among the top ten universities with the highest number of courses available on the platform, offering 91 courses which have garnered 1.6 million subscriptions.
Director of the eLearning Development Centre
Working with Coursera is very important to us, because it allows us to achieve a few things all at once. Firstly, the mission of Coursera closely aligns with that of our university—to make quality education available to as many students as possible so that they can become successful. Anyone, regardless of place of residence or education, can listen to lectures by our leading professors.
Some more facts and figures about HSE online courses
The first course of the Higher School of Economics to be uploaded onto Coursera was Nikolay Berzon’s course ‘Financial markets and institutions’. It is available to this day with a total of 27,714 enrollees
HSE offers 6 specializations on Coursera
The HSE Advanced Machine Learning specialization made the 2018 list of ‘Best Content on Coursera’, a ranking determined by the highest number of member registrations from the beginning of 2018 to October 2018
Out of the 91 HSE courses on Coursera, 50 are in Russian and 41 are in English.
In 2018, 124 HSE lecturers taught online courses on Coursera
In 2018, HSE online courses attracted students from 195 countries, with Russia, the USA, and India being the most represented
The programme is aimed not only at students, but also city administration employees, IT specialists, and company managers. Course content allows students to learn about the latest successful developments in megacity digitalization in the context of Moscow. There is no other course like it offered in Russia or the world.
This academic year, HSE University will begin admissions to its new online Master's programme in Data Science, which will be offered on Coursera, the world’s leading online learning platform. The application deadline for admission to the programme is December 6. Courses begin in February. Upon the successful completion of the programme, students will receive a Master’s degree from HSE University, which is internationally recognized.
HSE’s Online Specialization ‘Advanced Machine Learning’ Receives Outstanding Educator Award from Coursera
HSE's English-taught online specialization, ‘Advanced Machine Learning’, which was created in partnership with Yandex, became the first course in Russia to receive the Outstanding Educator Award in the category of ‘Innovation’ from the global online platform Coursera.
Global online platform Coursera has launched the Data Science Academy project - a guide to the world of data science with a selection of the best online courses, specializations, and online master's programmes from world leading companies and universities. The English online course ‘Advanced Machine Learning’, developed by HSE in cooperation with Yandex is among the Academy's courses.
In July, HSE is launching two English-taught courses on Coursera. Enrollement for the courses is still open. The full list of online courses offered by HSE is available on HSE MOOCs page.
By early spring, HSE will have launched a range of new courses on Coursera in psychology, computer language analysis, economics, media and international relations.
‘Introduction to Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science’ and ‘Advanced Machine Learning’ are English-language specializations, both created with the support of the top Russian IT firm Yandex, while the specialization ‘Introduction to Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science’ was developed with the involvement of the University of California at San Diego.