Coursera is now partnered with two of Brazil’s top learning institutions (our first university partners in Latin America!) to bring online courses to over 215 million native Portuguese speakers in Brazil and around the world.
Brazil’s top two public universities, the University of São Paulo (USP) and the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), will develop courses targeted at Brazilian learners in high-demand topics from entrepreneurship to finance. The Lemann Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting social change in Brazil through education, will create teacher professional development courses targeting K-12 teachers. In collaboration with volunteers through Coursera’s Global Translator Community, the Lemann Foundation has also led the translation of additional courses, tripling the number of classes available with Portuguese subtitles and bringing the number of courses available in Portuguese to 28 by the end of the year!
“Together with USP, UNICAMP and the Lemann Foundation, we hope to offer a wide range of courses from the world’s best universities that give Brazilians and Portuguese-speaking learners everywhere opportunities for personal, academic and professional advancement.” – Daphne Koller, Coursera Co-founder.
R7, one of Brazil’s largest web portals, will be featuring our courses on their website to help increase awareness of these new educational opportunities in Brazil.
Coursera Co-Founder and President Daphne Koller will join Professor José Krieger, Vice Provost of Research at USP and Professor João Frederico da Costa Azevedo Meyer, Vice-President for Outreach and Community Affairs at UNICAMP for an event today, September 17th in São Paulo, Brazil to initiate and commemorate the partnerships. With Brazil already Coursera’s fifth largest user base, we are proud to continue our mission in educating millions of people by offering classes from top universities and institutions online for free.
For all the details about our new partnerships in Brazil, see our press release here.