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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are free online courses that anybody can take, and those who complete the course can earn an official certificate for a fee. Top universities around the world offer MOOCs, and the total number of registered learners on the Coursera and edX platforms has reached more than 30 million. Along with self improvement, learners are using MOOCs to improve their professional skills, and the individually validated certificates are helping learners advance in the workplace and make career changes. UTokyo was the first Japanese university to offer MOOCs with two courses on the Coursera platform in September 2013. As of April 2021, UTokyo has 19 courses available (nine via Coursera and ten via edX). More than 570,000 students from over 201 countries and regions have enrolled in these courses.

Coursera Website

The University of Tokyo's Coursera Website:
https://www.coursera.org/utokyo
(external link to the Coursera website)

edX Website

The University of Tokyo's edX Website:
https://www.edx.org/school/utokyox
(external link to the edX website)

 

Courses

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Interactive Teaching

Kayoko Kurita

Interactive Teaching
(external link to Coursera’s website)

Course period: Offered indefinitely
Kayoko Kurita (Professor, Graduate School of Education)

 

FoundX Startup School Course

Katsuya Hasegawa (left)
Takaaki Umada (center)
Masanori Kado (right)


 

FoundX Startup School Course
(external link to Coursera's website)

Course period: Offered indefinitely
Katsuya Hasegawa (Project Professor, Division of University Corporate Relations, The University of Tokyo)
Takaaki Umada (Director, FoundX)
Masanori Kado (Waicrew Inc., CEO)

 

Four Facets of Contemporary Japanese Architecture: City


Kengo Kuma (left)
Yusuke Obuchi (right)

Four Facets of Contemporary Japanese Architecture: City
(external link to edX's website)

Course period: Archived course
Kengo Kuma (University Professor)
Yusuke Obuchi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering)

 

Tokyo Hillside, Tokyo Riverside: Exploring the Historical City

Shunya Yoshimi

Tokyo Hillside, Tokyo Riverside: Exploring the Historical City
(external link to edX’s website)

Course period: Offered indefinitely
Shunya Yoshimi (Professor, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies)

 

Contemporary Japanese Society: What Has Been Happening Behind Demographic Change?

Sawako Shirahase

Contemporary Japanese Society: What Has Been Happening Behind Demographic Change?
(external link to edX’s website)

Course period: Offered indefinitely
Sawako Shirahase (Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology)
 

Basic Analytical Chemistry

Takeaki Ozawa (left)
Liang-da Chiu (right)

Basic Analytical Chemistry
(external link to edX's website)

Course period: Offered indefinitely
Takeaki Ozawa (Professor of Analytical Chemistry, School of Science)
Liang-da Chiu (formerly, Project Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry, School of Science)
 

Words Spun Out of Images: Visual and Literary Culture in Nineteenth Century Japan

Robert Campbell

 

Words Spun Out of Images: Visual and Literary Culture in Nineteenth Century Japan
(external link to Coursera's website)

Course period: Offered indefinitely
Robert Campbell (Emeritus Professor)

 

Sustainability Science - A Key Concept for Future Design

Takashi Mino

Sustainability Science - A Key Concept for Future Design
(external link to edX's website)

Course period: Offered indefinitely
Takashi Mino (Project Professor, Tokyo College)
Kazuhiko Takeuchi (Project Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives)
Makoto Yokohari (Professor of the School of Engineering)
Masahide Horita (Professor at the Department of International Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences)
Yuto Kitamura (Professor of Education, Graduate School of Education)
Motoharu Onuki (Associate Professor, Graduate Program in Sustainability Science-Global Leadership Initiative, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences)
Shogo Kudo (formerly, Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Sustainability Science-Global Leadership Initiative, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences)
Akito Murayama (Associate Professor, School of Engineering)
Toru Terada (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences)
Toshinori Tanaka (formerly, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences)

Global Health Policy

Kenji Shibuya (left)
Stuart Gilmour (center)
Hiroshi Nishiura (right)


 

Global Health Policy
(external link to Coursera's website)

Course period: Offered indefinitely
Kenji Shibuya (formerly, Visiting Professor, Department of Global Health Policy, Graduate School of Medicine)
Stuart Gilmour (formerly, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine)
Hiroshi Nishiura (formerly, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine)

 

Studying at Japanese Universities

Yujin Yaguchi (left)
Yuko Itatsu (right)

Studying at Japanese Universities
(external link to Coursera's website)

Course period: Offered indefinitely
Yujin Yaguchi (Professor, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies)
Yuko Itatsu (Professor, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies)


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Four Facets of Contemporary Japanese Architecture: Technology


Kengo Kuma (left)
Yusuke Obuchi (right)

Four Facets of Contemporary Japanese Architecture: Technology
(external link to edX's website)

Course period: Archived course
Kengo Kuma (University Professor)
Yusuke Obuchi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering)

 

Four Facets of Contemporary Japanese Architecture: Theory

Kengo Kuma (left)
Yusuke Obuchi (right)

Four Facets of Contemporary Japanese Architecture: Theory
(external link to edX’s website)

Course period: Archived course
Kengo Kuma (University Professor)
Yusuke Obuchi (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering)

 

Quantum Mechanics of Molecular Structures

Kaoru Yamanouchi

Quantum Mechanics of Molecular Structures
(external link to edX’s website)

Course period: Offered indefinitely
Kaoru Yamanouchi (Professor, Graduate School of Science)

 

Interactive Computer Graphics

Takeo Igarashi

Interactive Computer Graphics
(external link to Coursera’s website)

Course period: Offered indefinitely
Takeo Igarashi (Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology)

 

From the Big Bang to Dark Energy

Hitoshi Murayama

From the Big Bang to Dark Energy
(external link to Coursera’s website)
 

Course period: Offered indefinitely
Hitoshi Murayama (University Professor, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe)

 

Visualizing Postwar Tokyo, Part 1

Shunya Yoshimi

Visualizing Postwar Tokyo, Part 1
(external link to edX’s website) 

Course period: Offered indefinitely
Shunya Yoshimi (Professor, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies)

 

Visualizing Postwar Tokyo, Part 2

Shunya Yoshimi

Visualizing Postwar Tokyo, Part 2
(external link to edX’s website)

Course period: Offered indefinitely
Shunya Yoshimi (Professor, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies)

 

Visualizing Japan

Shunya Yoshimi

  Visualizing Japan
Collaborative lecture series offered by Harvard University,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Tokyo
(external link to edX’s website)

Course period: Offered indefinitely
Shunya Yoshimi (Professor, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies)
 

Welcome to Game Theory

Michihiro Kandori

Welcome to Game Theory
(external link to Coursera’s website)

Course period: Offered indefinitely
Michihiro Kandori (University Professor, Graduate School of Economics)

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