Cambridge Advance Online courses open up University of Cambridge as part of major digital learning expansion

The University of Cambridge’s world-class teaching, thinking and research is available to professionals worldwide through a new programme of online courses.

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Cambridge Advance Online brings together the academic strength of the University, and the publishing strength of Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment to develop a portfolio of 50 short courses over the next five years that will allow learners to develop their skills and specialise in emerging areas that address global challenges. The cross-disciplinary courses - created by the University of Cambridge academics who will lead them – are being designed and developed by Cambridge University Press to meet the needs of today’s professional learners.

Changed attitudes across society to online working and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic have galvanised the University’s digital ambitions, and Cambridge Advance Online aims to reach people around the world who are looking to upskill, gain further education and distinguish themselves in the post-pandemic job market.

The development of a new overarching ‘University of Cambridge Online’ brand – which Cambridge Advance Online, among others, will come under – signals the expansion of the University’s online provision for learners across the globe, while maintaining and enhancing its exceptional in-person education for degree students in Cambridge.

The certificated courses will reflect the Cambridge experience and values, with low student to tutor ratios and academically rigorous standards. They will allow students to engage directly with academics at Cambridge, and are centred on rich interaction between students and subject experts, and enhanced peer-to-peer networking. Each course will offer participants the opportunity to join live sessions with academics and interact in collaborative exercises with learners worldwide. 

The first four Cambridge Advance Online courses will open for enrolment in July. They are: Product Technology Roadmapping; Bionanotechnology from Theory to Practice; Business from Bioscience, and Research Commercialisation and Technology Transfer.

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