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TypeOnline education
HeadquartersMountain View, USA
Founder(s)Andrew Ng, Daphne Koller
Key peopleAndrew Ng, Daphne Koller
Available inEnglish, French, German, Spanish
LaunchedApril 2012; 12 years ago (2012-04)
Current statusActive

Coursera is a large-scale open online course provider in the United States, founded in 2012 by Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, professors of computer science at Stanford University.[1] Coursera partners with universities and other organizations to offer online courses, certificates, and diplomas in a variety of subjects. By 2021, approximately 150 universities will offer more than 4,000 Coursera courses.[2]

Coursera also offers postgraduate courses in collaboration with universities.[3] For example, the platform has a partnership with HEC Paris for the Executive Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.[4] 100% online, this program aims to train top managers specializing in these two fields in 18 months. It opened in March 2017.[5]


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