HSE University Course in Programming Ranks Among the Top 5 Coursera Courses of the Year in Russia
Coursera has listed the most popular courses in 2020 among users from Russia. ‘Basics of Programming in Python’ by HSE Unviersity is in the top five.
As reported by TASS, according to Coursera press service, Russians most often search for programming, mental health, and English language courses.
Top 5 Coursera courses in Russia
‘Neurolinguistics’ from St. Petersburg State University
‘Basics of Programming in Python’ from HSE University
‘Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects’ from McMaster University and the University of California, San Diego
‘English for Career Development’ from the University of Pennsylvania
‘The Science of Well-Being’ from Yale University
The press service of the platform also noted that the courses, which are popular this year around the world, are aimed at boosting productivity and exploring ways to increase personal happiness, studying COVID-19, developing skills necessary for work, and finding personal hobbies.
Dr. Betty Vandenbosch, Chief Content Officer at Coursera
In 2020, a record number of people turned to online learning as a source of hope, growth, and resilience amid economic uncertainty and campus and workplace disruptions. Since March, there were more than 69 million enrollments on Coursera—a roughly 430% increase compared to the same period last year.
Degrees in business, technology, and data science will enable students around the world to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow. HSE University and Coursera today announced four new online degree programmes at global higher education conference, eSTARS. With upcoming English-language master’s programmes in business analytics, computer vision, data and network analytics, and finance, HSE now has five fully online degrees on the Coursera platform.
The students of the second cohort in HSE University’s Master of Data Science have started their classes. This English-taught programme is offered entirely online on Coursera and is the first of its kind in Russia.
In December 2020, the HSE eLearning Office, together with the global online platform Coursera, will host the eSTARS International eLearning Conference.
‘The Advantages of HSE University’s Master’s Programmes Lie in the Extraordinary Diversity of What the University Has to Offer’
While studying in HSE University’s master’s programmes, students receive an education that is developed with an eye towards specific professional markets, they can pursue research tracks, and they can even design their own individual curricula that incorporate coursework and expertise different programmes. HSE Vice Rector Sergey Roshchin discusses these benefits and others of HSE University’s master’s programmes.
Students of the first cohort of the HSE’s online Master of Data Science are now completing their first semester. Offered entirely online on Coursera, the programme attracts students from all over the world. HSE News Service spoke with two international students about what drew them to the programme, the courses they have taken so far, and what their online student community is like.
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 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.