Innovation and Diversity in Education
UZH provides MOOCs to the wider public in the belief that knowledge assists society in self-reflection, thus contributing to its development. UZH is particularly committed to the diversity of academic knowledge and disciplines, and the course content imparts research-based knowledge that goes beyond its direct practical application in everyday professional life. Some of these courses are university-level, others are aimed at lay people, meaning that people with different backgrounds in different places can participate in the innovative and researched-based education at UZH.
A Coursera Partner since 2013
Coursera, which is currently the largest and best-known MOOC platform in the world, offers the MOOCs created by UZH. A registered partner of Coursera since 2013, UZH was the first university in German-speaking Switzerland to offer MOOC courses.
Promotion of MOOC Projects
With its special funding program, UZH is supporting the production of up to four MOOCs per year in the period 2016-2017. UZH ensures the high quality of the MOOCs produced.
Any revenue that UZH receives from the sale of certificates via Coursera is first used to cover MOOC production costs. Any surplus revenue is then distributed in the same way as revenue generated from the use of multi-media products.