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Trinity College To Offer Free Online Courses

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FutureLearn, which offers access to free online courses from some of the top British and international universities, has announced its first international partnership with Trinity College Dublin, which will offer free courses through FutureLearn.com.

FutureLearn CEO, Simon Nelson, said: “Today FutureLearn is adding to its amazing roll-call of partners, announcing partnerships with the University of Edinburgh and its first two international collaborators: Australia’s largest university, Monash, and the Republic of Ireland’s highest ranked university, Trinity College Dublin. These three new partners will join top UK institutions to offer high quality courses through FutureLearn. Students world-wide will have access to courses developed by a team that combines the OU’s (Open University) 40 years’ expertise in distance learning with the skills of those that have created some of the UK’s most enjoyable online consumer experiences.”

FutureLearn – which was founded by The Open University – was initially launched in December 2012 and now partners with 26 universities. The organisation aims to increase access to higher education by people around the world by offering a diverse range of high quality courses from partner institutions. Current partners include the British Museum, the British Library and 23 university partners – including Trinity College – and the first courses will be launched later this year.

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland’s leading university welcomes this exciting collaboration that will provide access to Trinity’s quality education to students worldwide. Both innovative and transformational in its potential, FutureLearn will increase the global reach of our courses renowned for their excellence and research-led teaching,” said Dr Patrick Prendergast, Trinity Provost. “It will widen participation and provide educational opportunities to prospective students and new audiences. As the first Irish university to join the collaboration we feel especially privileged and look forward to further delivering excellence in education across the globe.”

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