Ain Shams University partners with Coursera to offer online training and certificates to students and faculty

Ain Shams University, Egypt

Egypt’s  Ain Shams University has announced its partnership with Coursera, one of the largest online education platforms in the world with the aim of accelerating the university’s digital transformation processes, enhancing multidisciplinary education mechanisms, and supporting the professional development of faculty members.

The collaboration with the Coursera platform came through the Coursera for campus program. Coursera works with over 200 of the world's top universities and industry partners to streamline job-relevant course content and industry alignment by implementing quality and support standards.

Coursera offers more than 5,000 online courses, 1,500 mentorship projects, and 32 professional certifications from leading universities such as ESADE, Imperial College London and Yale University, as well as leading industry partners such as Facebook, Google and IBM.

Commenting on this partnership, Prof. Dr. Mahmoud El-Metini, President of Ain Shams University, indicated that one of the most important objectives of the project is to support students to move to an educational model based on competency and competencies and provide a comprehensive experience for all learners.

Ain Shams is the first public university in Egypt to fully incorporate the Coursera platform into its university curricula. This partnership will provide faculty, staff, and students with unlimited opportunities to access many of the courses and certificates available on the Coursera platform, which in turn, will provide them with entrepreneurial, digital, and technical skills in order to enhance the innovation process and effectively prepare them for the future.

Students will benefit from a world-class practical educational experience to acquire many unique skills, as the platform currently includes more than 5,200 courses, 2,100 mentorship projects, and more than 70 specialised certificates.

The partnership between Coursera and Ain Shams enhances the platform’s fast development across the Africa’s market.

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Article by Jedidah Mwangi