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NSU joined the team of Coursera partners in September, 2015.
1 000 000 +
courses in various disciplines
Russian universities – partners
NSU offers the following courses on Coursera:
Which of these photos is edited, on the left or right? It seems like the answer is obvious, but it isn’t. In this video we identified 5 typical mistakes made by novice photographers. We have also created a very cool online course on Coursera, “The Basics of Photography”. Its author is Anton Unitsyn who is a professional photographer, the winner of numerous international competitions, and an NSU teacher. He will teach you how to make really interesting pictures.
The online course “Learning to Understand a Child: A Guide for Adults” was created together with the children's charity foundation “Sunny City”. The purpose of this course is to teach adults how to understand children and find a common language with them. In the course you will learn how to establish boundaries while maintaining a warm relationship with children, how to express your love and truly take care of your child, and the varied roles an adult assumes during different periods of a child's life.
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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