Friday, January 27, 2023

UPC and Coursera Agreement to Benefit 50,000 Peruvian Professional Students and Graduates

After more than two years of experience with the alliance between the University of Applied Sciences (UPC) and the global online learning platform Coursera, which has allowed more than 26,000 students to benefit from the university, and to follow through on its commitment to reform As part of education in the country, the institutions signed a new agreement in Peru to offer Coursera’s Career Academy to students, teachers and youth starting in 2023. Through this partnership, UPC will provide access to 5,300 courses from the world’s top universities and companies. , including Yale University, Stanford University, Google and Microsoft.

The UPC-Coursera program aims to improve the employability of university graduates and create a qualified and competitive workforce in Peru focused on the needs of today’s employers in the digital economy. UPC will be the first and only university in Peru to offer Coursera’s Career Academy, which prepares students for over 20 highly in-demand digital careers in approximately six months. UPC students and professionals can explore careers, develop key skills and competencies, build a portfolio of practical projects using the tools of the trade, and earn industry-recognition from Google, IBM, Meta, Salesforce, and Intuit. to help them get a good job. positions.

“This collaboration between UPC and Coursera aims to contribute to closing the gap in professional skills and digital skills thus promoting access to better job opportunities by allowing young people to meet labor market expectations ” Dr. Eduard Roeckert, Rector of UPC. “Not only will this agreement allow UPC to publish content on Coursera, but it will also give us the opportunity to reinforce our flexible and adaptable learning model so that our students develop the skills and competencies that the market expects to see in all professionals.” does”. Roekart added.

The initiative includes vocational training programs focused on in-demand areas of technology, business, marketing, finance, leadership, among others. The program also includes the Digital Teaching Academy, a curated program in Spanish to help teachers from across the region develop digital skills.

“The digital economy requires new skills and university-industry collaboration will be critical to creating a skilled and competitive workforce in the new environment,” said Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera. “We are honored to partner with UPC to equip students and faculty of the University as well as young professionals across the country with the most sought-after skills and credentials to unlock career opportunities in the modern workplace This historic initiative demonstrates our long-term commitment with UPC to build the next generation of Peruvian talent.

according to a recent survey According to Coursera, 89% of global students and recent graduates agree or strongly agree that earning entry-level professional certifications will help them stand out to employers and secure a job upon graduation, and 92% % of employers agree or strongly agree. That a professional certificate strengthens a candidate’s application. In fact, employers globally said they are 76% more likely to hire a candidate who has earned an industry microcredential.

By 2021, UPC-Coursera for Campus Alliance’s more than 26,000 students, faculty, and partners have accumulated more than 160,000 course certifications from the world’s best institutions.

Additionally, following the signing of this agreement, UPC will begin publishing its own courses, thus sharing the knowledge of Peruvian experts with the world as prestigious universities generating content on the global online learning platform Coursera. will be added to the list.

You can review the Campus Global UPC Catalog at the following link:

It should be noted that UPC is the only university in Latin America that has this alliance, thus confirming its desire to provide quality education to young university students and to train excellent professionals and people.

about coursera

Coursera was created in 2012 by two Stanford computer science professors, Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, with the mission of providing universal access to world-class education. It is now one of the largest online learning platforms in the world, with 113 million students registered as of September 30, 2022. Coursera has partnered with over 275 leading universities and industry partners to offer a rich catalog of content. and including credentials. courses, specializations, professional certifications, directed projects, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Institutions around the world use Coursera to improve and train their employees, citizens, and students in areas such as data science, technology, and business. Coursera became a B Corp in February 2021.

About UPC

The Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC) was born in 1994 as an educational institution on demand, with the aim of training sincere and innovative leaders with a global vision to transform Peru. Currently, it is the first and only Peruvian university with institutional accreditation granted by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. Also, it has been voted as the No. 1 University in Internationalization for the 8th consecutive year. It offers the best digital university experience in Peru thanks to the fact that it is a leader in investing in state-of-the-art technology, platforms and specialized infrastructure in a comprehensive digital environment.

To learn more about UPC, visit or the institutional social networks: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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