Coursera Inc. is an American massive open online course provider founded in 2012.

Basic Information

Coursera works with universities and other organizations to offer online courses, certifications, and degrees in a variety of subjects. In 2021 it was estimated that about 150 universities offered more 4,000 courses through Coursera. Coursera courses last approximately four to twelve weeks, with one to two hours of video lectures a week. These courses provide quizzes, weekly exercises, peer-graded and reviewed assignments, an optional Honors assignment, and sometimes a final project or exam to complete the course. Courses are also provided on-demand, in which case users can take their time in completing the course with all of the material available at once. Google, IBM, Facebook and others well-known companies launched various professional courses for professional certificates. According to 'Coursera Impact Report 2020', the top five most popular courses that people learn from Coursera were contact tracing, digital marketing, project management, Python programming, and social psychology. See more

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Coursera, Inc



Mountain View, California, United States of America

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Core Team


Andrew Ng

Co-Founder & Chairman


Daphne Koller

Co-founder and Co-Chairman