Today, Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller is in Sydney, Australia, where she has just signed agreements with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Western Australia (UWA). These top institutions join the University of Melbourne as our second and third Australian university partners, bringing our total number of university and educational institution partners to 86.
Initial courses from UNSW will be focused in physics and systems engineering. These courses will be made available beginning in early 2014, and will also be integrated into academic programs at the university.
UNSW Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin explained, “By partnering with Coursera we are in fine company. We now have the opportunity to work with great partners around the world to build UNSW’s digital education profile. Importantly, it is also an excellent opportunity to incorporate some of the best online teaching practices and technological advancements into degree programs taught at UNSW, benefiting all our students and enriching their educational experience.”
UWA will also be offering courses focused on their areas of research focus, opening their strongest expertise up for the world to access.
Pictured here are representatives from all three organizations at the signing ceremony today!
These partnerships follow our announcement earlier today that the University of Alberta has joined Coursera. We’re thrilled to be able to offer an increasingly diverse array of courses from universities around the world!