CEO of Coursera, Rick Levin, on the End of Universities
We found Rick Levin, the Chief Executive Officer of Coursera, and we bombarded him with our questions.
1. Will all “brick and mortar” Universities disappear eventually? What’s your opinion?
2. What are the most popular professions in 2020?
3. Does the corporate world recognize the certificates or courses that you take at Coursera?
4. What was the last course you took at Coursera?
25 million learners. 149 university partners. 2,000+ online courses. 180 specializations. 4 degrees. Coursera is an online education platform, offering courses from top universities such as University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University. They currently host over 2000 courses for 25 million students, allowing anyone an opportunity to obtain a university-recognized degree. How it works? Courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums. When you complete a course, you will receive a sharable electronic Course Certificate you can claim your expertise on the topic you studied.
About Rick Levin
Rick Levin is the CEO of Coursera. He joined the company in 2013, after completing a 20-year term as President of Yale University. He is the Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Economics, Emeritus. Rick has also served on President Obama’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology and is a director of American Express, C3 IoT, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. Rick earned a B.A. in History at Stanford University, a B.Litt. in Politics at Oxford University, and a Ph.D. in Economics at Yale. He holds Honorary Doctorates from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Oxford, and Peking Universities.