Today, we are pleased to welcome the University of Zurich (UZH), who will join École Polytechnique Féderalé de Lausanne and University of Geneva as our third Swiss partner. University of Zurich is the largest university in Switzerland, with over 26,000 enrolled students. UZH is a member of the “League of European Research Universities” (LERU), Europe’s most prestigious research institution and has received international recognition for its research in the fields of medicine, immunology, genetics, neuroscience and structural biology, and economics.
They will be kicking off their partnership by offering a course taught in German called Informatik für Ökonomen (Computer Science for Economists), a popular course taught by Dr. Abraham Bernstein, a professor in the university’s Department of Informatics (Department of computer science). Dr. Bernstein’s background in organizational psychology, sociology and economics, coupled with his knowledge in computer science and artificial intelligence, adds both technical and social science expertise to our available offerings.
As you read this post on your desktop, tablet, or smartphone, it’s safe to say that computers have profoundly changed daily life – Dr. Bernstein will lead students through a close examination of computers at a technical level to explain why that is. Over the course of nine weeks, students will study how computers and information systems work to better understand their effect on the current economic environment. Data enthusiasts, econ buffs, social scientists and computer junkies alike will gain insight on the technical, social, and financial benefits of having a computer.
Dr. Bernstein’s class typically serves 900 students – now, he will have the opportunity to reach hundreds of thousands of student all over the world! Join Courserians from across the globe when the course commences this October.