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Coursera launches specializations with 10 universities

Coursera

Coursera announced Specializations, a new type of certificate program that allows students to follow university-led tracks and develop mastery in a particular subject. The startup says it’s like “a real-world major with immediate applications” to your long-term education and career. The program was developed in close partnership with top universities and professors, but that’s not unique to Coursera. The twist ... Read More »

University of Chicago gets $90 million for cancer research

Cancer Research

The University of Chicago is among six institutions sharing a $540 million grant for cancer research from funds established by late real estate magnate Daniel K. Ludwig. Each center will receive $90 million in new grants from the fund established in 2006, bringing the total bequest to each institution to $150 million, according to Ed McDermott, president and CEO of ... Read More »

Johns Hopkins names Columbia University administrator as provost

JHU Provost Robert C Lieberman

A Columbia University administrator is taking over a top post at Johns Hopkins University. Robert C. Lieberman will take on the role of provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Hopkins July 1. Lieberman is currently the interim dean of Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. “Rob brings a scholarly record and leadership experience, clearly marked with ... Read More »

Hopkins medical school falls to No. 3 in U.S. News rankings

Johns Hopkins University's_medical school

Johns Hopkins University‘s medical school fell one spot to No. 3 in the nation, while its education school rose to No. 2, according to the latest U.S. News and World Report graduate school rankings. The medical school ranked behind those of Harvard University and Stanford University among the top institutions for medical research. University of Maryland, Baltimore’s medical school ranked ... Read More »

More universities agree to offer free online courses

By Catherine Groux 12 universities across the U.S. announced that they have formed a partnership with Coursera, a year-old company that offers hosting services for massively open online courses (MOOCs). According to Coursera’s blog, these schools include the University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University, Duke University and the California Institute of Technology. With its original partner schools, including Princeton and ... Read More »

Top universities join free online teaching platform

Jeevan Vasagar Coursera set to shake up higher education model after adding 12 US and European institutions including Edinburgh University Twelve leading universities in the US and Europe have joined an internet platform created by two Stanford University scientists which provides free online access to classes designed by academics at elite institutions. The move announced marks a significant expansion of ... Read More »

Johns Hopkins University offers MPH degree program in India

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will be offering a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program in Jaipur, India, beginning in fall 2012, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR). The Jaipur-based MPH program is specifically intended for citizens and residents of India and low- and middle-income countries in the region. The program’s focus ... Read More »

Kansas University ranks 41st in federal research funding

The University of Kansas has moved up the list of universities receiving federal research money, with a school record $147.6 million in 2010-11. That was good enough for 41st among comprehensive public research universities, up from No. 44 the year before. KU received more federal research money than any other public university in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma or Nebraska, according to ... Read More »

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