Khalifa University is an internationally ranked research-intensive university based in Abu Dhabi. The university will launch six specialization courses on Coursera in Q3 of 2022. These courses will include Machine and Deep Learning Methods, Artificial Intelligence for executives, Data to decisions, and Introduction to Digital Design.
Aside from these courses, the University will also offer courses aimed at a broader population, including Arabic for beginners, and Online Course development processes. These courses have been custom-designed to align with the skill development programs of the UAE and Middle East region.
Dr. Ahmed Al Shoiabi, Senior VP at Khalifa University, said that Khalifa University was delighted to join hands with Coursera to equip learners around the world with essential digital skills required to contribute to the accelerating knowledge economy.
Coursera doubles the number of partners in Middle East
With the addition of Khalifa University, the online platform has doubled the number of university partners in the Middle East. These include King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Al Faisal University, and Jordan University of Science and Technology.
Currently, Coursera caters to over 5.5 million learners in the Middle East, offering a constantly expanding catalog of content, which includes over 2000 courses in Arabic. The right-to-left functionality makes navigating the site in Arabic a seamless and smooth experience. These features enhance readability for local learners across the website, including browsing, searching, grades, assessments, emails and transcripts.
Betty Vandenbosch, Chief Content Officer at the online platform said that learners in the region have taken to online learning at a faster pace than pre-pandemic levels. She said that over 1.4 million news users from the Middle East enrolled in 2021. She added that by adding to their range of partnerships with pioneers in the region, Coursera aims to continue delivering relevant learning to all its users.
Coursera offers a wide range of courses to its users, providing a range of paid and free online courses to registered users. Coursera is the largest online learning platform in the world, and through regional partnerships, hopes to cater to localized audiences with world-class content. Coursera has partnered with over 200 universities around the world, to deliver top-class education to learners everywhere. It offers a wide range of learning opportunities, ensuring that learners can be job ready and equipped with certified degrees.
About Khalifa University
The internationally top-ranked Khalifa University of Science and Technology is the one university in the UAE with the research and academic programs that address the entire range of strategic, scientific and industrial challenges facing the UAE’s knowledge economy transformation and a rapidly evolving world.
Its world-class faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities provide an unparalleled learning experience to students from the UAE and around the world. The university brings together the best in science, engineering and medicine in the UAE, to offer specialized degrees that can take promising high school graduates all the way to top-rated doctorate degree holders.