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HSE University Ranks Sixth Globally by Number of Online Courses

HSE University Ranks Sixth Globally by Number of Online Courses

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HSE University offers 104 online courses on Coursera and 100 courses on the Open Education platform. On Coursera, HSE University is the leading Russian university in terms of its number of course offerings. Since HSE University joined Coursera, it has had 2.5 million enrolments.

The most popular HSE courses on Coursera are ‘Essentials of Python Programming’ and ‘Learning to Learn: How to Succeed at School without Spending all Your Time on Your Studies’ (Russian-taught).

‘Programming courses have traditionally been very popular on Coursera (one of the founders of which is a programmer), and hence, Python predictably takes first place. The other course was developed together with Professor Barbara Oakley and is a top-ranking course not only among HSE’s Coursera offerings, but among all course offerings on Coursera in general,’ said Evgenia Kulik, HSE Director for eLearning. ‘The other top-ranking courses are, of course, in economics and management, a field in which HSE University is particularly strong. It is thanks to these programmes that we have entered the international market. By the way, today we offer seven specializations, and in the autumn 2019, we launched a Master of Data Science online degree programme.’

Top 20 HSE University Courses on Coursera*

Essentials of Python Programming

Learning to Learn: How to Succeed at School without Spending All Your Time on Your Studies

Introduction to Machine Learning

Algorithmic Toolbox

How to Win a Data Science Competition: Learn from Top Kagglers

Introduction to Deep Learning

Personal Finance Management (Russian-taught)

Economics for Non-Economists

Financial Markets and Institutions

Philosophy Essentials: What Philosophers Are Discussing Today (Russian-taught)


Introduction to Neuroeconomics: How the Brain Makes Decisions

Understanding International Relations Theory

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance

Data Structures

Natural Language Processing

Digital Marketing Strategy

Game Theory

Linear Algebra

*ranking by respondents’ answers

HSE University courses are also very popular on the Open Education platform. In contrast to Coursera, it focuses more on the Russian educational market. The leading courses on the Open Education platform are in contemporary art and the history of design.

‘HSE University is one of the founding universities of the national Open Education platform, which is currently the biggest online platform for the newest educational methods in Russia,’ said Evgenia Kulik.

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