Massive open online course site Coursera is back in the news with an expansion announcement that includes international school partnerships, new courses, and support for four new non-English languages.

The 29 new universities bring the service’s total number of partnered institutions to 62, which already included the likes of Columbia University, Princeton University, and Vanderbilt University.

The newly added list of schools include 16 international universities, from countries such as China, Denmark, France, Japan, and Mexico. Many of which are leaders in the fields of business, medicine, engineering, and creative arts, according to Coursera.

Courses from the international universities will be available in Chinese, French, Italian, and Spanish.

“With the addition of so many new courses across a wide range of disciplines, languages and academic approaches, we are now able to meet the needs of a more diverse student body, and give students more academic options to explore,” said Coursera co-founder, Andrew Ng, in a company blog post.

And the newly partnered universities are:

United States


  • Ecole Polytechnique, France
  • IE Business School, Spain
  • Leiden University, Netherlands
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Muenchen, Germany
  • Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy
  • Technical University Munich, Germany
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain


  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • National Taiwan University
  • National University of Singapore
  • University of Tokyo, Japan


  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey

Previously HackCollege covered Coursera’s short-lived battle with the state of Minnesota, its courses being approved for college credit recommendation, and named it one of the best ways to learn online for free.

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