Our Vision

We envision a world where anyone, anywhere has the power to transform their lives through learning.

Coursera partners with more than 300 leading universities and companies to bring flexible, affordable, job-relevant online learning to individuals and organizations worldwide. We offer a range of learning opportunities—from hands-on projects and courses to job-ready certificates and degree programs.

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We believe

Learning is the source of human progress.

It has the power to transform our world
from illness to health,
from poverty to prosperity,
from conflict to peace.

It has the power to transform our lives
for ourselves,
for our families,
for our communities.

No matter who we are or where we are,
learning empowers us to change and grow
and redefine what’s possible.
That’s why access to the best learning is a right, not a privilege.

And that’s why Coursera is here.
We partner with the best institutions
to bring the best learning
to every corner of the world.

So that anyone, anywhere has the power to
transform their lives through learning.

Serving the world through learning

129+ million learners around the world are building new skills and confidence.

"As refugees, we are deprived of basic rights like education. I have missed out on many years of my education, and Coursera gave me the platform to compensate for all those missed years. I completed the Creative Writing Specialization from Wesleyan University, which helped me improve my writing skills and get one step closer towards my dream of becoming a writer."

Madiha A.,Coursera learner from Indonesia learning through UNHCR’s Coursera for Refugees program

71 million learners

Our story

Coursera was founded by Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng in 2012 with a vision of providing life-transforming learning experiences to learners around the world. Today, Coursera is a global platform for online learning and career development that offers anyone, anywhere, access to online courses and degrees from leading universities and companies. Coursera received B Corp certification in February 2021, which means that we have a legal duty not only to our shareholders, but to also make a positive impact on society more broadly, as we continue our efforts to reduce barriers to world-class education for all.

148 million learners and more than 7,000 campuses, businesses, and governments have come to Coursera to access world-class learning—anytime, anywhere.

our story

Above: Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng, co-founders, Coursera | Wesley M., learner, Coursera

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