NSU on Coursera

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NSU joined the team of Coursera partners in September, 2015.

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NSU offers the following courses on Coursera:

Inorganic Chemistry

In this course, you will learn about the basic chemical elements of the periodic system: first, the primary subgroups followed by transition metals. Chances are you have never talked about these things in such detail and so interestingly. The chemistry of each element will be examined at an advanced level. The beginning of the course will be dedicated to reminding you of general chemistry basics and the key concepts of inorganic chemistry. Our approach to chemical properties supports the concept of their separation into three main groups: acid-based properties, redox transformations, and complexation reactions. Welcome to the beautiful (and slightly dangerous) world of Inorganic Chemistry!

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Organic Chemistry

In this course, we will introduce you to more complex organic chemistry topics. You will learn about how different reactions occur. We will get acquainted with free-radical substitution reaction mechanisms in alkanes, electrophilic addition in alkenes, electrophilic aromatic substitution in compounds, nucleophilic substitution of SN1 and SN2 in alcohols and haloalkanes. We will also study optical isomerism and understand the methods of synthesis for different classes of substances. It does not matter how good you are in chemistry or if you just started to study it, we will tell you things you will definitely not be told at school!

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Physical Chemistry

Physical chemistry makes it possible for us to describe the transformation of substances around us with the help of simple and elegant approaches. Physical chemistry is not just another magnifying glass you can use to peek behind the scenes of nature, it is a powerful and versatile tool we can use to change how we perceive the world around us. After this course, you will not only be able to predict the possibility of virtually any chemical reaction, limited only by your imagination, but you will also have key instruments to control its speed!

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Data is all around us. What does it mean? How do you correctly interpret data and draw conclusions? How do you manage and benefit from data? It does not matter what sphere you work in: marketing, IT, business, management, or any other field. When you take our specialized courses, you will learn how to better understand what competitors are doing, assess risks and make accurate forecasts. At the end of each course you will receive a project based on real data from the 2GIS Company. Join our specialization and be like Sherlock!

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NSU, together with the 2GIS Company, launched a universal “online tutorial” for a Data Analysis specialization (four online courses) on Coursera. If you have difficulties with probability theory, math statistics, mathematical methods and other similar subjects, or you just want to check out this new specialization, welcome! Those who finish our courses, greatly increase their chance of finding a good job in the field of analytics and marketing. In our online courses you will work on projects based on real 2GIS data.

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Human genetics explores the genetically determined similarities and differences among human beings. Human genetics encompass a variety of connected fields such as molecular genetics, genomics, population genetics and medical genetics. Study of human genetics can help in answering questions about inheritance and development of different human traits/phenotypes. The field of medical genetics is currently one of the fastest developing ones. Thanks to new technologies such as next generation sequencing the field received a new boost in the last two decades.

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This course is an introduction to the genetic modification of organisms. Join the course and you will find out why transgenic technologies were created, how transgenic constructions are made, what can, and what cannot, be done with the help of transgenic technologies, and how transgenic animals help people in their fight with ageing and hereditary diseases

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All living creatures respond to the changes around them. Registering these changes and informing the central nervous system about them is the function of the sensors of cell membranes which are sensitive to different forms of energy. Take this course and you will learn about the structures of various sensory systems at the molecular level and will know more about how some parts of the nervous system work

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The causes of many infectious diseases remained unclear for many years. Only in the last decades it became evident: more than 70% of them are caused by viruses. This course gives an introduction to various viruses, from flu to HIV, explains how viruses get into human cells, how vaccines work, and how viruses can be used to cure serious diseases

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Several decades ago the task of determining the nucleotide sequence of human DNA was a nearly impossible one. Today DNA sequencing has become routine for scientists, and a thorough study of genomes has brought many surprises

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Precious stones have been valued at all times. Gemology is the science of precious stones, and you will get an exciting introduction to it in our course. What makes a stone precious? How is the price of a gem determined? How to define whether a stone is natural or artificial? These are the questions that our course intends to answer

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