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Press Releases from iversity (11 total)

iversity Wins “Land of Ideas” Award

11 May 2015 – iversity is the winner of the title “Landmark in the Land of Ideas”. The jury of the prestigious competition announced that iversity, the European platform for academic online courses, is one of the prize recipients in the Education category. This year’s competition is themed “Urban Space. Rural Space. Cyberspace! Innovations for Germany’s digital future”. The prize was awarded to 100 companies, societies, and research institutions that find

Free online course on “Store Design, Visual Merchandising and Shopper Marketin …

Consumer researcher Claus Ebster reveals the secrets of how retail stores lure shoppers into buying. Vienna/Berlin, 14 April 2015 – Have you ever wondered how stores influence your shopping behaviour? In the first ever online course on store design and shopper marketing, consumer researcher Claus Ebster, associate professor of marketing at the University of Vienna, reveals the marketing secrets of how our purchase decisions are influenced by colors, scents, store layouts

UN Tackles Climate Change Among Skill-Building Courses to Begin in January

Bernau bei Berlin, 4 December 2014 – The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the Italian Universitá degli Studi Padova are among new cooperation partners to usher in fresh courses at this January. The curriculum targets practical business and job-related skills as well as competencies that can be applied to critical global issues such as human rights and climate change. Addressing global issues requires the active participation of both

iversity starts Fall Semester with new courses, a second Managing Director and r …

Bernau bei Berlin, 3 September 2014 – Fall Semester 2014/15 gives online learners more courses and certification options to choose from, while iversity welcomes new leadership into the company. The course catalogue expands this October with “Governance and Policy Advice: How political decisions come to life” from the Hertie School of Governance, “Einführung in das Rechnungswesen” from the RWTH Aachen and “Hanse-MOOC” from Fachhochschule Lübeck. Due to popularity and high demand,

Network Dedicated to Fostering Web Talent through Massive Open Online Courses (M …

Brussels, 28 March 2014 – The network “Startup Europe” has been launched with the support of the European Commission. Its aim is to identify the demand for web-related skills among European entrepreneurs and to promote the use of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for capacity building in those fields. The web industry is one of the engines of future economic growth all over the world. In Europe, however, hundreds of thousands

Online education platform on the road to success: nearing 500,000 c …

Berlin, 18 February 2014 – Four months after the first courses launched in October 2013, the education platform of Berlin-based start-up has reached nearly 500,000 enrolments in currently 28 courses. A total of 5,000 students completed the first five courses that recently came to an end. As a pilot run, students were able to obtain ECTS credit points in the courses "Introduction to Business Studies" and "Marketing", even if they

iversity creates Advisory Board

Bernau bei Berlin, 18 December 2013 – To prepare for the successful expansion of its online learning platform, iversity announces the creation of an independent advisory board. The founding members include former iversity CEO, Marcus Riecke, who will be joined by Jörg Dräger, PhD, managing director of the CHE (Centre for Higher Education). Additional members will be named in the months to come. Among other duties, the board will

MOOC Project to Design Resilient Schools for the Philippines

New York and Berlin, 4 December 2013 - Online Course to Crowdsource Designs for Schools in Typhoon-struck Region in Collaboration with the Department of Education of the Philippines and Architecture for Humanity to Build the Best Design Proposals In support of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the Open Online Academy (, founded by Ivan R. Shumkov, PhD, an architect and professor based in New York, and, the

iversity launches as Europe’s largest MOOC platform with more than 100,000 stu …

Berlin, 15.10.2013 –, the European platform for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), launches today with over 100,000 students. The launch includes the start of the first six from a total of 24 MOOCs provided by top professors from Europe and the US. With over 100,000 students on day one, more students are enrolled on than at Stanford University, Freie Universität Berlin and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge

ECTS credits for MOOCs on iversity

Bernau, 18 September 2013 – For the first time, ECTS credits will be granted for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). iversity, a platform for academic online teaching, is taking this unprecedented step in cooperation with the University of Osnabrück and the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences. Prof. Oliver Vornberger, Ars Legendi laureate (a prestigious German prize for teaching excellence) and e-learning expert at the University of Osnabrück, will offer the

Google, Shell and Deutsche Bank declare iversity a lighthouse project in higher …

After the award at Berlin Innovation ConSensus, iversity announces eight more MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) Berlin, 03.09.2013 – iversity, the Internet platform for massive open online courses, was declared a lighthouse project in higher education at Berlin Innovation ConSenus, an initiative by Google, Shell and Deutsche Bank. 34 members of the jury, stemming from Germany’s largest corporations, firms from the “Mittelstand”, start-ups, universities and cultural institutions, selected iversity from over

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