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Campus News: KIU Partners With Coursera to Equip Students With Job Skills


KIU, Western Campus – Kampala International University has partnered with Coursera, the world’s leading online learning platform to equip students with the necessary skills required to thrive in the job market.

Coursera enables students to start learning online and build up enough knowledge and skills to be competitive in the job market through acquiring job-relevant skills sought after by employers.

It was founded in 2012 by Stanford Professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller and it offers Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), specializations and degrees.

Coursera works with universities and organizations all over the world to offer university students online courses in a variety of subjects like engineering, data science, machine learning, mathematics, business, computer science, digital marketing, humanities, medicine and biology among others.

These courses last from 4-10 weeks with 1-2 hours of video lectures a week. The courses provide quizzes, weekly exercises, peer-graded assignments and a final project and exam.

Coursera partners with many powerful universities around the globe including the University of London, Yale, University of Illinois, Pennsylvania University, and Yonsei University in South Korea and has more than 47 million students enrolling with its learning platform.

To enroll, KIU students can go to

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