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About edX

  • Increase access to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere
  • Enhance teaching and learning on campus and online
  • Advance teaching and learning through research

edX is the trusted platform for education and learning. Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX is home to more than 20 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world and industry-leading companies. As a global nonprofit, edX is transforming traditional education, removing the barriers of cost, location and access. Fulfilling the demand for people to learn on their own terms, edX is reimagining the possibilities of education, providing the highest-quality, stackable learning experiences including the groundbreaking MicroMasters® programs. Supporting learners at every stage, whether entering the job market, changing fields, seeking a promotion or exploring new interests, edX delivers courses for curious minds on topics ranging from data and computer science to leadership and communications. edX is where you go to learn.

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Our Global Learning Community

Our students come from every country in the world! Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing, we have the course for you! Enroll today and learn something new.

Our Difference

We were founded by and continue to be governed by colleges and universities. We are the only leading MOOC provider that is both nonprofit and open source.

Open edX is the open-source platform that powers edX courses and is freely available. With Open edX, educators and technologists can build learning tools and contribute new features to the platform, creating innovative solutions to benefit students everywhere.

Our Impact

We are proud to reflect on the impact that edX and our partner institutions have had on education and learning since our founding in 2012. Follow along on our journey and see where our movement is going next.

2020 edX Impact ReportOver 120 Institutional Partners

Our team is devoted to transforming education. Click any of their names to read their full bio.

Founder and CEO

President and co-CEO

Chief Commercial Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Chief Marketing Officer

Vice President and General Counsel

Vice President of Content Strategy and Partner Success

Vice President of Business Development

Vice President of Engineering

Vice President of Finance

Vice President of Product

Vice President of Learning

Vice President of Sales and Client Success

Provost, Harvard University

Provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Founder and CEO

Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost of the University of California, Berkeley

General Partner and Co-Founder, Flybridge Capital Partners

Executive Vice President, Harvard University

Executive Vice President and Treasurer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Vice President for Open Learning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Chairman of the Board, Fortive Corporation

Vice Provost for Advances in Learning, Harvard University

The edX University Advisory Board is made up of senior academic leaders from edX's global university partners. They serve as the chief advisory body to edX CEO Anant Agarwal.

Vice-Rector for Industry Relations, RWTH Aachen University

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Curtin University

Provost, Harvard University

Provost, Georgetown University

President, Sorbonne Université Foundation

Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Wood-Calvert Professor in Engineering

University Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Boston University

Vice-President Education / Vice-Rector Magnificus, Delft University of Technology

Chancellor, The University System of Maryland

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic), The University of Adelaide

Vice-Chancellor and President, The Australian National University, 2011 Nobel Laureate Physics

Provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Provost and Vice-President Academic, The University of British Columbia

Deputy President and Provost

Vice-President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), The University of Queensland

CEO and Co-Founder of Bluemercury Inc.

Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom

Founding Director, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School

Founder and Chairman of Primavera Capital Group

Vice-Chairman of SUN Group

Chairman and CEO of Churchill Capital

Former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo

Co-founder of Two Sigma

Chairman of the Board of Fortive Corporation

Founder of GEMS Education

Founder of ITA Software

Working with our xConsortium of university partners, edX is empowering research on pedagogy or learning about learning.

The online environment provides a powerful platform to conduct experiments, exploring how students learn and how faculty can best teach using a variety of novel tools and techniques.

Careers at edX

We are building, partnering, and promoting a software platform that brings together the best universities from all around the world to create courses for everyone, everywhere in the world—but we can’t do it without dedicated and talented people.