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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 2018, UTokyo has 14 courses available (seven via Coursera and seven via edX). More than 370,000 students from over 185 countries 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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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 (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 (Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences)
Kazuhiko Takeuchi (Director and Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S) )
Makoto Yokohari (Professor of the School of Engineering)
Masahide Horita (Professor at the Department of International Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences)
Yuto Kitamura (Associate 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 (Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Sustainability Science-Global Leadership Initiative, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences)
Akito Murayama (Associate Professor, School of Engineering)
Toru Terada (Lecturer, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences)
Toshinori Tanaka (Project Assistant 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 (Professor and Chair, Department of Global Health Policy, Graduate School of Medicine)
Stuart Gilmour (formerly, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo; currently, Professor, Graduate School of Public Health, St. Luke's International University)
Hiroshi Nishiura (formerly, Associate Professor, Graduate
School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo; currently, Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University)

 

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 College of Arts and Sciences)
Yuko Itatsu (Associate professor, Graduate School of College of Arts and Sciences)

 

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: April 16, 2018- (seven weeks)
Kengo Kuma (Professor, Graduate School of Engineering)
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: July 31, 2016 (four weeks)
Kengo Kuma (Professor, Graduate School of Engineering)
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 (Director and Project 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 (Professor, Graduate School of Economics)
 

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