edX, the nonprofit online course provider launched by Harvard and MIT, has long had a highly international student population — 70 percent of its students are from overseas. But now it will draw its content from schools around the world as well.
On Wednesday, the group announced that it had expanded its X University Consortium with six schools, including its first partners based outside the U.S. The new partners include: Australian National University (ANU), Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, McGill University and the University of Toronto in Canada, and Rice University in Texas. With the new additions, edX now counts 12 academic institutions as partners.
“Our mission is to offer the best courses from the best professors from the best universities – and quality, of course, is a key part of what we’re doing,” said Anant Agarwal, president of…
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