In September 2012, we announced that courses from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology would be joining the Coursera platform. Now, we’re excited to welcome four more schools from Asia to our community! These universities will be offering courses across all disciplines, and select courses will be taught in Chinese.
Learn more about these universities below:
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong: Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward looking comprehensive research university. With the motto, “Through learning and temperance to virtue,” the university has a global vision and mission to nurture students with both specialized knowledge and wisdom for life. CUHK teachers and students hail from all corners of the world.
- National Taiwan University: National Taiwan University’s motto is “Cultivate virtue, advance intellect; love one’s country, love one’s people.” The school firmly believes that open access to learning is a powerful socioeconomic equalizer. By offering quality university courses to the Chinese-speaking population, they hope to transform the rich rewards of learning from a limited commodity to an experience available to all.
- National University of Singapore: The National University of Singapore is Singapore’s flagship university, and offers a global approach to education and research with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. Its transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment; the institution aims to have a “no walls” culture and a spirit of enterprise which strives for positive influence and impact through education, research, and service.
- University of Tokyo, Japan: The University of Tokyo, also known as “Todai,” was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, Todai is committed to fulfilling its public responsibility through academic research and by fostering new talent, thus providing a reliable compass to the future. The school offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity.