Case Study: Coursera

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Toward Ending Educational Privilege

Coursera: An Agile Company Partners with the Best Universities to Rapidly Scale Higher Education and Lifelong Learning

Our latest case study profiles Coursera, an online education company whose mission is to provide anyone, anywhere with life-changing access to some of the world’s best higher education. An IFC client since 2013, Coursera uses technology to help students overcome access barriers like high tuition costs and lack of availability of desired courses in their region. Through partnerships with 170 top universities, the Coursera community has grown to 58 million learners in 50 countries. To help respond to the COVID-19 crisis, Coursera launched the Coursera Campus Response Initiative, which offers any affected university limited time access to a maximum of 5,000 licenses for free.

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