Professor Yang Bin, Vice President and Provost of Tsinghua University, and also the Convenor of the Executive Committee of the Global MOOC Alliance, had an online discussion with Professor Martin A. Schmidt, provost of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), on July 8.

During the online meeting, Schmidt shared the latest developments of edX, a MOOC (massive open online courses) platform that was co-sponsored by Harvard University and MIT.

He also stated that edX is hoping to deepen cooperation with global universities like Tsinghua and establish partner relationships on MOOC and online education to promote synergy in higher education innovation.

Yang spoke highly of the important role that edX has played in the field of online education in the last decade and congratulated MIT on its new achievements.

Both sides said that the two universities are looking forward to further intensive cooperation on education and climate change.

Tsinghua University was one of the first Asian universities to join the non-profit online learning program composed of leading global institutions in 2013. It has currently opened access to 69 courses online and established a good cooperative relationship with edX.

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