Massive Open Online Courses
Launched in late 2011, Coursera topped TIME's best educational websites list in 2012. Coursera offers open online courses from the world's top universities, featuring video lectures, assignments, tests, and exams. The Higher School of Economics joined the project on October 23, 2013 as one of the first Russian universities to partner up with Coursera. Most Coursera's partners are European and American universities. Coursera's cooperation with Russia began in early 2013.
HSE offers numerous courses on Coursera. There are several English-taught courses. The full list of courses is available here.
HSE Vice Rector
Coursera co-founder, Stanford Professor
On September 1, 2015, access to first Russian-taught online HSE courses opened on the Russian National Open Education Platform. All lectures comply with the laws regulating educational disciplines in Russia.
HSE's massive courses include basic economics, as well as courses in applied mathematics, psychology and the humanities. All courses are designed and taught by leading lecturers and researchers at the university. 70 massive courses have enrolled more than 1 million people from 195 countries, including Russia, India, China, Great Britain, the US, Brazil, Germany, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and others. The Centre for the Development of Instructional Settings under the Office of Degree Programmes is responsible for creating MOOCs and administering them on the Coursera platform. The Centre works with lecturers and assistants, collaborates with international organizations and partners, supervises the filming of courses, and consults assistants and teachers who are developing their MOOCs.
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