200 universities just launched 600 free online courses


Published on Jan 2nd, 2020 icon 806

If you haven’t heard, universities around the world are offering their courses online for free. These courses are collectively called MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses.

In the past three months alone, over 200 universities have announced 600 such free online courses. I’ve compiled a list of them and categorized them according to the following subjects: Computer Science, Mathematics, Programming, Data Science, Humanities, Social Sciences, Education & Teaching, Health & Medicine, Business, Personal Development, Engineering, Art & Design, and finally Science.

If you have trouble figuring out how to signup for Coursera courses for free, don’t worry — here’s an article on how to do that, too.

Many of these are completely self-paced, so you can start taking them at your convenience.


Algorithms: Design and Analysis from Stanford University (old Coursera course, but hosted without any paywalls directly by Stanford)

Algorithms: Design and Analysis, Part 2 from Stanford University

Hacking and Patching from University of Colorado System

Machine Learning from Georgia Institute of Technology

Linux Server Management and Security from University of Colorado System

Structuring Machine Learning Projects from deeplearning.ai

Addressing Large Hadron Collider Challenges by Machine Learningfrom Higher School of Economics

Introduction to TCP/IP from Yonsei University

Homeland Security & Cybersecurity Connection – It’s Not About the Terrorists from University of Colorado System

Packet Switching Networks and Algorithms from University of Colorado System

Introduction to Cybersecurity for Business from University of Colorado System

Cyber Threats and Attack Vectors from University of Colorado System

Detecting and Mitigating Cyber Threats and Attacks from University of Colorado System

TCP/IP and Advanced Topics from University of Colorado System

Peer-to-Peer Protocols and Local Area Networks from University of Colorado System

Fundamentals of Network Communication from University of Colorado System

Symmetric Cryptography from University of Colorado System

Cryptography and Information Theory from University of Colorado System

Cryptographic Hash and Integrity Protection from University of Colorado System

Basic Cryptography and Programming with Crypto API from University of Colorado System

Classical Cryptosystems and Core Concepts from University of Colorado System



Advanced MATLAB for Scientific Computing from Stanford University

Building Web Applications in PHP from University of Michigan

Building Database Applications in PHP from University of Michigan

JavaScript, jQuery, and JSON from University of Michigan

Introduction to Structured Query Language (SQL) from University of Michigan

Server-side Development with NodeJS, Express and MongoDB from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Database Systems Concepts and Design from Georgia Institute of Technology

Programming Fundamentals from Duke University

Python Programming Essentials from Rice University

Python Data Representations from Rice University

Parallel Programming in Java from Rice University

Distributed Programming in Java from Rice University

Concurrent Programming in Java from Rice University

Introduction to Virtual Reality from University of London International Programmes

Software Development Processes and Methodologies from University of Minnesota

Lean Software Development from University of Minnesota

Engineering Practices for Building Quality Software from University of Minnesota

Globally Distributed Software Engineering from Delft University of Technology

Object-Oriented Design from University of Alberta

Software Design Methods and Tools from University of Colorado System

Software Design as an Abstraction from University of Colorado System

Software Design Threats and Mitigations from University of Colorado System



Modern Masterpieces of World Literature from Harvard University

Religion, Conflict and Peace from Harvard University

Ancient Masterpieces of World Literature from Harvard University

China Humanities: The Individual in Chinese Culture from Harvard University

Wonders of Ancient Egypt from University of Pennsylvania

Race and Cultural Diversity in American Life and History from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Faith and Finance from Boston University

Philosophy, Science and Religion: Philosophy and Religion from University of Edinburgh

Arab-Islamic History: From Tribes to Empires from Tel Aviv University

Philosophy for Children and P.E.A.C.E. from University of Naples Federico II

Business Start–Up: From Idea to Launch from IOC Athlete MOOC

Power of the Pen: Identities and Social Issues in Poetry and Plays from University of Iowa

Russian History: from Lenin to Putin from University of California, Santa Cruz

Why Research Matters from Deakin University

The Qur’an Between Judaism and Christianity from The University of Nottingham

Logic and Paradoxes from Universidad de Navarra

A History of Violence: From the Middle Ages to Modern Times from University of Newcastle

Digital Culture and Writing from University of Burgundy



Data Science: R Basics from Harvard University

Causal Diagrams: Draw Your Assumptions Before Your Conclusionsfrom Harvard University

Principles, Statistical and Computational Tools for Reproducible Science from Harvard University

Data Science Ethics from University of Michigan

Data Analytics Foundations for Accountancy I from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Python Data Analysis from Rice University

Understanding Your Data: Analytical Tools from University of Virginia

How to Win a Data Science Competition: Learn from Top Kagglers from Higher School of Economics

Big Data and the Environment from University of Reading

Social Network Analysis (SNA) from University of Texas Arlington

Learning Analytics Fundamentals from University of Texas Arlington

Understanding Data from George Mason University

Advanced Data Mining with Weka from University of Waikato



Calculus Applied! from Harvard University

Differential Equations: 2×2 Systems from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Introduction to Probability: Part 1 – The Fundamentals from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Introduction to Graph Theory from University of California, San Diego

What is a Proof? from University of California, San Diego

Number Theory and Cryptography from University of California, San Diego

Mathematical Foundations for Cryptography from University of Colorado System

More Fun with Prime Numbers from Kyoto University

Precalculus: the Mathematics of Numbers, Functions and Equationsfrom University of Padova

Advanced Precalculus: Geometry, Trigonometry and Exponentials from University of Padova



The Climate-Energy Challenge from Harvard University

Hurricanes: What’s Next? from University of Michigan

宇宙之旅:展现生命 (Journey of the Universe: The Unfolding of Life)from Yale University

宇宙之旅:对话 (Journey of the Universe: Weaving Knowledge and Action) from Yale University

Analyze your Genome! from University of California, San Diego

Introduction to Mechanics, Part 1 from Rice University

Simulation Neuroscience from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Life on Earth: Biomes, Climates, Ecology, and Evolution from Ohio State University

Energy and Earth: Fossil Fuels, Alternative, and Renewable Energy from Ohio State University

Earth’s Environment: Soil, Water, and Air from Ohio State University

Science & Religion 101 from University of Alberta

Nutrition and Health: Human Microbiome from Wageningen University

Life in the Universe: Syntheses for Life from Seoul National University

Physiology: the Science of Life from University of Liverpool

The Scientific Revolution: Understanding the Roots of Modern Sciencefrom University of Groningen

Water Scarcity: Crisis and Response from Colorado State University Online

Planning for Climate Change in African Cities from Erasmus University Rotterdam

Introduction to Sustainability and Development from Deakin University

Sex, Science and Society from University of Newcastle

Why Biology Matters: Basic Concepts from Pompeu Fabra University

Scientific Methods and Research from Ural Federal University



Love as a Force for Social Justice from Stanford University

The Threat of Nuclear Terrorism from Stanford University

Democracy and Development: Perspectives from Africa from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Internet and You from University of Michigan

Fake News, Facts, and Alternative Facts from University of Michigan

Privacy, Reputation, and Identity in a Digital Age from University of Michigan

nting: The ABCs of Child Rearing from Yale University

The Science of Parenting from University of California, San Diego

Introduction to Social Research Methods from University of Edinburgh

电子商务 E-Commerce from Peking University

Stalin and Stalinism in Russian History from Higher School of Economics

Justice, Mercy and Mass Incarceration from Vanderbilt University

International Affairs: Global Governance from University of Geneva

Political Economy of Institutions and Development from Leiden University

After the Arab Spring – Democratic Aspirations and State Failure from University of Copenhagen

Long-term Financial Management from University System of Maryland

Political Governance and Public Policy in Russia from Saint Petersburg State University

Constitutional Reforms in Russia from Saint Petersburg State University

Global Prosperity Beyond GDP from University College London

Human Population Dynamics: Births, Deaths and Migrations from McGill University

Water for the People: Gender, Human Rights, and Diplomacy from Colorado State University Online

Concepts in Sustainable Development: an Introduction to the Key Issues from University of Leicester

Life of the law from Universidad de Navarra

Exploring Economics: Will the Next Generation Be Worse Off? from Griffith University

Theory of Change for Development from University of the Witwatersrand

Global Studies: the End of Globalization? from Grenoble School of Management

Understanding Violence Against Women: Myths and Realities from University of Strathclyde

Common Sense Economics For Life (Part 2) from Gus A. Stavros Center

Common Sense Economics For Life (Part 1) from Gus A. Stavros Center

Common Sense Economics For Life (Part 4) from Gus A. Stavros Center

Common Sense Economics For Life (Part 3) from Gus A. Stavros Center

Beyond the Ballot: Women’s Rights and Suffrage from 1866 to Todayfrom Royal Holloway, University of London

Digital Culture/Clutter: Life and Death on the Net from University of Haifa



Integrating Language Development and Content Learning in Math: Focus on Reasoning from Stanford Graduate School of Education

Constructive Classroom Conversations: Improving Student-to-Student Interactions from Stanford Graduate School of Education

Introduction to Online and Blended Teaching from University of Pennsylvania

University Studies for Student Veterans from Columbia University

Teaching Statistics Through Inferential Reasoning from Friday Institute

Teaching Foundational Reading Skills from Friday Institute

Making Apps in Your Classroom, Now! from University of Urbino

Algorithms in Your Classroom, Now! from University of Urbino

Coding in Their Classrooms, Now! from University of Urbino

Preparing for College: Writing Proficiency from Parkland College

Preparing for College: Math Proficiency from Parkland College


Staying Fit from Stanford University

Interprofessional Education for 21st Century Care from Stanford University

The Oral Cavity: Portal to Health and Disease from University of Pennsylvania

Epidemiology in Public Health Practice from Johns Hopkins University

Setting the Stage for Success: An Eye on Safety Culture and Teamwork (Patient Safety II) from Johns Hopkins University

Diagnosing Health Behaviors for Global Health Programs from Johns Hopkins University

The People, Power, and Pride of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University

Planning a Patient Safety or Quality Improvement Project (Patient Safety III) from Johns Hopkins University

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement: Developing a Systems View (Patient Safety I) from Johns Hopkins University

Sleep Deprivation: Habits, Solutions, and Strategies from University of Michigan

大学生瑜伽 from Peking University

The Science of Health Care Delivery from Arizona State University

Introduction to Public Health Engineering in Humanitarian Contextsfrom École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Causes of Human Disease: Exploring Cancer and Genetic Disease from University of Leeds

Causes of Human Disease: Nutrition and Environment from University of Leeds

Causes of Human Disease: Transmitting and Fighting Infection from University of Leeds

Causes of Human Disease: Understanding Cardiovascular Disease from University of Leeds

Causes of Human Disease: Understanding Causes of Disease from University of Leeds

Health Concepts in Chinese Medicine from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

食品安全與風險分析(Food Safety&Risk Analysis) from National Taiwan University

Schizophrenia from Wesleyan University

Viruses & How to Beat Them: Cells, Immunity, Vaccines from Tel Aviv University

Clinical Supervision: Teaching and Facilitating Learning from University of East Anglia

Youth Mental Health: Helping Young People with Anxiety from University of East Anglia

Clinical Supervision: Assessing and Providing Feedback from University of East Anglia

Using Personalized Medicine and Pharmacogenetics from University of East Anglia

Managing Change in a Healthcare Environment from University of East Anglia

Introduction to Health Technology Assessment from University of Glasgow

Young People and their Mental Health from University of Cambridge

Control and Elimination of Visceral Leishmaniasis from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The Lancet Maternal Health Series: Global Research and Evidence from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Life with Diabetes from Curtin University

Training healthcare teams in intercultural communication and patient safety from Middlesex University London

Falling Down: Problematic Substance Use in Later Life from Middlesex University London

Unravelling solutions for Future Food problems from Utrecht University

Transitioning to Value-Based Care from The College of St. Scholastica



A Global History of Architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

浪漫主义时代的欧洲音乐 European Music in Romantic Period from Peking University

Design Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sectorfrom University of Virginia

Getting Started with Agile and Design Thinking from University of Virginia

Navigate the Music Industry as an Independent Artist from Berklee College of Music

Organizing for Innovation from HEC Paris

Fundamentals of Communication Acoustics from RWTH Aachen University

Applications in Communication Acoustics from RWTH Aachen University

Inside Opera: Why Does It Matter? from King’s College London

Fashion as Design from The Museum of Modern Art



Structural Materials: Selection and Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mechanics of Deformable Structures: Part 1 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Linear Circuits 2: AC Analysis from Georgia Institute of Technology

Nanotechnology: A Maker’s Course from Duke University

Systèmes d’Information Géographique – Partie 2 from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Electrical Engineering: Sensing, Powering and Controlling from University of Birmingham

Introduction to FPGA Design for Embedded Systems from University of Colorado Boulder

Control automático: La tecnología invisible from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Technical Report Writing for Engineers from The University of Sheffield

Disegno tecnico industriale from University of Naples Federico II

Industrial Biotechnology from University of Manchester

Environmental Management & Ethics from Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Introduction to solar cells from Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

High Performance Finite Element Modeling from KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Introduction to the Theory of Distributions and Applications from University of Pavia



Accounting for Decision Making from University of Michigan

Valuing Companies from University of Michigan

Strategic Business Management – Microeconomics from University of California, Irvine

Strategic Business Management – Macroeconomics from University of California, Irvine

Introduction to Business for Analytics from Georgia Institute of Technology

Introduction to Corporate Finance from Columbia University

Global Impact: Business Ethics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Entrepreneurship II: Practices and Approaches from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Entrepreneurship I: Principles and Concepts from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Marketing in an Analog World from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Modern Empowerment in the Workplace from The Open University

Managing Public Money from The Open University

Introduction to Accounting from The University of British Columbia

Organizational Behaviour from The University of British Columbia

Business Foundations from The University of British Columbia

Marketing Analytics from University of Virginia

Ethical Leadership Through Giving Voice to Values from University of Virginia

Which markets to play in? A tool for entrepreneurs and innovators from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Quantitative Research from University of California, Davis

Qualitative Research from University of California, Davis

Research Proposal: Initiating Research from University of California, Davis

Leading the Organization from University of Queensland

Leading in a Complex Environment from University of Queensland

Becoming an Effective Leader from University of Queensland

Entrepreneurship for Global Challenges in Emerging Markets from Delft University of Technology

Leadership In Practice from The University of Oklahoma

Financial Accounting and Analysis from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

Legal Tech & Startups from IE Business School

Entrepreneurship Strategy: From Ideation to Exit from HEC Paris

Clinical Supervision: Planning Your Professional Development from University of East Anglia

Financial Management in Organizations from University System of Maryland

Financial Accounting for Corporations from University System of Maryland

Financial Decision Making from University System of Maryland

First Steps in Making the Business Case for Sustainability from University of Colorado System

More on Change and Sustainability from University of Colorado System

Leadership and Management from University of Northampton

Big data Marketing from Universidad Autónoma de Occidente



Business Communications from The University of British Columbia

Media ethics & governance from University of Amsterdam

Psychology of Personal Growth from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Presentation skills: Designing Presentation Slides from Tsinghua University

Presentation skills: Speechwriting and Storytelling from Tsinghua University

Presentation skills: Public Speaking Project from Tsinghua University

Presentation skills: Effective Presentation Delivery from Tsinghua University

Mediation and Conflict Resolution from ESSEC Business School

Evidence-Based Business Communication from Australian National University

Visual Presentation from Rochester Institute of Technology

Storytelling in the Workplace from Rochester Institute of Technology

Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving from Rochester Institute of Technology

Excel Skills for Business: Essentials from Macquarie University

Excel Skills for Business: Advanced from Macquarie University

Excel Skills for Business: Intermediate I from Macquarie University

Improve Your Research Skills from Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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