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EdX Members Top the QS World University Rankings. This week QS released its QS World University Rankings® 16 by Subject. EdX founding universities MIT and Harvard University top the list with number one spots in more than twelve subjects. The QS World University Rankings by Subject highlights the world’s top-performing institutions in a broad spectrum of individual academic areas, and many of edX’s partner universities are featured...

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Our Nonprofit Status is Core to Our Mission High-quality education, engaging courses, diverse learners, prestigious institutions – edX is made up of many distinctive features and inspiring teachers and learners. And, there is one quality that is fundamental to the edX mission and helps guide all that we do – edX is a nonprofit. Since our founding by Harvard and MIT in 2012, our nonprofit...

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EDIT: The AMA is live – click here to join in! You’re invited to an AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Useful Genetics Professor Rosie Redfield! Join her Wednesday September 9, 4PM-6PM ET (1PM – 3PM UTC). 3PM ET (12PM UTC): We’ll link to the AMA from this page once it’s posted on reddit.com/r/iama and promote it via edX social channels 4PM – 6PM ET (1PM – 3PM...

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Advance Your Career!
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Committed to lifelong learning and providing innovative and accessible ways for learners around the world to develop new skills, edX launched professional education courses in 2014. These courses are fee-based and designed to offer busy professionals a flexible, affordable and impactful way to continue to build skills and advance their careers without having to leave their offices or homes. With technical developments and skills changing faster today...

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Today’s guest post is by Dr. Joleen Timko of UBC. Her edX course Forests and Livelihoods in Developing Countries is open for enrollment and starts this week. The course explores why forests are essential to developing countries and how agroforestry, the integration of trees and shrubs into crop systems to create environmental and social benefits, can dramatically improve our environment. Sign up today to learn...

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Today, we kick off the edX Global Forum on the campus of Boston University. Members of the edX community—educators, thought leaders, technologists, researchers, visionaries, innovators and students—will gather to share their experiences, ideas and research. Together, we will examine new developments in online and on campus education that will shape the future of education globally. We begin the edX Global Forum by welcoming all of our...

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My first edX course Blue is the New Green launched last week, and I wanted to try some different and exciting things to engage this global learning community as we investigated the global water crisis. I decided to leave the traditional lecture behind and instead use documentary-style filming techniques. The compelling videos explore inspiring, real-life examples of innovations from architects, engineers, planners, ecologists, and artists....

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We are pleased to welcome our 37th Charter Member, The University of British Columbia (UBC), a global center for research and teaching. UBC is joining edX as UBCx and will be offering four MOOCs on edx.org this fall in topics ranging from water security, foundations of Chinese thought, to forests in developing counties and reconciliation through indigenous education. The UBC spirit, which embraces innovation and...

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