Since 2015, the Tomsk State University has been a partner of a large international online platform Coursera. The partnership enables hosting by the platform of university’s educational content, such as projects, online courses, specialties, and even Master’s and Bachelor’s degree programs. In total, about 350 world largest universities and corporations with mature online learning infrastructure, among which there are only 8 Russian universities, including TSU, have the status of Coursera partners.
About the platform
Before the pandemic, education in certified courses was carried out on a paid basis (except for those courses carried out by the University). However, in the spring 2020, Coursera allowed free access for universities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to the catalog of courses under the Coursera for Campus (C4C) program The Tomsk State University joined this program. All our employees and students were afforded an opportunity to study in 4,000+ courses from the world leading universities and get a corresponding certificate.
At the end of 2020, public access to the Coursera catalog was closed, but most partners, including TSU signed a memorandum and joined the Coursera for Campus for Partners program. Thus, partnering universities granted each other access to their courses. Thanks to this program, all TSU students, teachers and employees have indefinite access to most courses and specialties on the platform with free certification.
The University additionally acquired 100 licenses with access to the full Coursera catalog (7,000+ courses), including courses from Master’s degree programs of the leading world universities. In academic year 2021/22, access to these courses will be granted to students of TSU online Master’s degree programs and hybrid learning programs.
To connect to the program, use the following instructions:Instructions for connection to Coursera for Campus for Partners