Coursera Inc. — a global online learning platform — announced Tuesday that it was forming a partnership with Delta University for Science and Technology to provide students with professionally relevant, multidisciplinary online learning and equip them with the necessary skills for in-demand jobs via the Coursera platform.
To become the first private university in Egypt to fully integrate Coursera for Campus into its curriculum to create opportunities and improve graduate employability will enable this partnership University students have unlimited enrollments in the Coursera catalog and access to world-class courses taught by over 275 leading universities and industry partners including Imperial College London, Ecole polytechnique, IBM and Microsoft, among other global partners.
In addition, students benefit from a premium online, mobile and hands-on learning experience while gaining job-relevant credentials for the courses they take. The Coursera catalog currently contains Over 5,200 courses, over 3,300 guided projects, over 650 specializations and over 115 certificates.
Yehia Abdel Azim Al-Mashad — President of Delta University for Science and Technology – said, “We are thrilled to partner with Coursera to offer our students new opportunities to learn cutting-edge knowledge, build new skills, and prepare for the future of work. Our collaboration with Coursera will help us fulfill our Board of Trustees’ vision and mission to become a leading university in education, research, and community service, and prepare graduates with work-related learning to be strong participants in national and regional labor markets.”
“Access to a variety of job-relevant skills combined with skills-based training and hands-on learning will be key to building a competitive and resilient workforce and accelerating economic recovery,” said Kais Zribi, Coursera’s general manager for Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.
“Through our partnership with Delta University For Science And Technology, we help students improve their career readiness mastering in-demand business, technology and data science skills at unprecedented speed and scale to drive innovation and thrive in the workforce.”
With Coursera for Campus, Delta University of Science and Technology Will:
- Get powerful analytics tools that enable faculty to track learners and directly collect data on skill acquisition across the university.
- Compare their learner data to that of other partners on the Coursera platform by region and industry segment to identify where skill gaps are emerging and where Delta University for Science and Technology students excel.
- Curate content and learning paths to ensure students are introduced to courses optimized for their professional needs.
Coursera currently supports the skills development of more than 1.9 million learners in Egypt and more than 6.2 million learners across MENA. This total includes over 320,000 newly enrolled Coursera learners across the region in Q2 (Q2) 2022.