Online course production is one of the main trends in modern education. Russian universities have long been part of the global MOOC community and actively expanding their presence on international mass courses platforms such as Coursera and Edx and Russian ones – Open Education, Lectorium and Stepik.
Hundreds of courses are available to listeners from anywhere in the world in a variety of different formats: short and long-term, in Russian and English, basic to get introduced to various subjects and advanced to improve professional skills. Such courses can also allow you to check out a university you like, its lecturers and the educational process before you apply there. We prepared for you a list of the most popular online courses from leading Russian universities.
National Research University Higher School of Economics is one of the top-10 universities globally in the number of courses uploaded on Coursera – currently, there are 128 educational HSE programmes available. Two of them created together with the University of California San Diego and one with Google as an industrial partner. Check out the Digital Marketing Basics course to learn how to build digital strategies and manage online communications to develop any business.
National Research Nuclear University "MEPhI" just launched an online Russian-language course on the theory of the electromagnetic field via Edx. This programme is unique due to the easily delivered content from the basics of the relativity theory to the electromagnetic waves radiation theory.
Novosibirsk National Research State University has launched several English-language courses in geosciences, medicine, genetics and cryptography, which have already received high marks on Coursera. Pay attention to the new NSU online course in thermodynamics. Basics of Thermodynamics will give you general knowledge of the mechanisms of heat treatment, the nature of thermal phenomena, the basics of power plants, as well as the latest achievements of modern physics.
The National Research Technological University MISIS has already created over 40 courses specifically for the National Open Education Platform and recently posted its first English-language programme on Coursera. Smart materials: Microscale and Macroscale Approaches was developed by MISiS together with SPbPU and KNRTU. This course is full of up-to-date information on production technologies, modifications and areas of application of smart materials, for example, shape memory alloys and polymer nanosystems used in modern medicine and biotechnology.
Another successful collaboration is Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University and the Siberian Federal University project – the Financial Investment & Risk Management English-language course. It is about the investment risks assessment and successful implementation of financial investments in a difficult economic situation in the modern world.
Siberian Federal University also launched another online course on the National Open Education. Video tutorials will help you learn how to analyze business activities and choose the best solutions in real-life situations. This programme will be useful for managers, analysts, entrepreneurs in digital business.
ETU "LETI" is one of the leading tech universities in Russia with more than 30 online programmes in Russian and English. The subjects are highly diverse: mathematics, probability theory, IT, robotics, web technologies, ecology, economics and management, electronics and many others. The programmes are available on several educational platforms and have already gathered an audience of over 120,000 people. 9 English-taught courses from LETI are now available on Coursera, including The Development of Mobile Health Monitoring Systems, Commercialization of Innovation Activity Results, Startups in Open Innovation and Practices of Digital Transformation.
Online courses are great for gaining knowledge in many areas of interest without leaving your home. Have a look at our Summer Schools-2021 selection, as most of them will be online this year. On our website, you can choose a full-time education programme using a convenient search and apply directly to the university for free without agents!