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Harvard University

Harvard University

Harvard University

Harvard University, established in 1636, is the oldest higher education institution in the United States. This world-leading University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, while developing leaders across a variety of disciplines. Through a selection of online courses, produced in partnership with Harvard’s VPAL and Harvard’s Derek Bok Center, students from around the globe will access knowledge from within Harvard and beyond.

Learn online with Harvard University

Through a selection of online short courses, produced in partnership with Harvard’s Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL) and Harvard’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, both in association with HarvardX, the University aims to provide a new standard of education through supported, high-touch learning.


About Harvard University

Harvard University is committed to bringing innovative and world-class online learning opportunities to professionals across the globe.

Harvard’s Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning is dedicated to creating engaging and scalable learning experiences, as part of its 21st century approach to enhancing higher education.

Harvard’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning promotes a culture of experimentation, innovation, and evidence-based practices with the goal of elevating the quality of teaching and learning worldwide.


Harvard VPAL and Harvard Bok online courses are designed to foster transformational and creative solutions to modern challenges and disruptions. Aimed at a wide range of professionals, these courses offer flexible, supported learning, as students are exposed to new ways of thinking and understanding.


Through its work with GetSmarter, HarvardX is committed to developing an innovative and accessible approach to online learning. In doing so, this collaboration establishes a new standard, to create a high-touch, intimate, and fully supported learning journey that also presents opportunities to network with like-minded professionals and leaders.

Alongside a core focus on quality, both Harvard VPAL and Harvard Bok champion an online learning model built on a foundation of human mentorship. With performance coaching, administrative and academic support, individualized assessment feedback, and rich social interaction with peers, these courses are designed to deliver impactful learning outcomes.


Learn online with Harvard University

Through a selection of online short courses, produced in partnership with Harvard’s Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL) and Harvard’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, both in association with HarvardX, the University aims to provide a new standard of education through supported, high-touch learning.

About Harvard University

Harvard University is committed to bringing innovative and world-class online learning opportunities to professionals across the globe.

Harvard’s Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning is dedicated to creating engaging and scalable learning experiences, as part of its 21st century approach to enhancing higher education.

Harvard’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning promotes a culture of experimentation, innovation, and evidence-based practices with the goal of elevating the quality of teaching and learning worldwide.

Harvard University online courses

Harvard VPAL and Harvard Bok online courses are designed to foster transformational and creative solutions to modern challenges and disruptions. Aimed at a wide range of professionals, these courses offer flexible, supported learning, as students are exposed to new ways of thinking and understanding.

Why learn online with Harvard VPAL and Harvard Bok

Through its work with GetSmarter, HarvardX is committed to developing an innovative and accessible approach to online learning. In doing so, this collaboration establishes a new standard, to create a high-touch, intimate, and fully supported learning journey that also presents opportunities to network with like-minded professionals and leaders.

Alongside a core focus on quality, both Harvard VPAL and Harvard Bok champion an online learning model built on a foundation of human mentorship. With performance coaching, administrative and academic support, individualized assessment feedback, and rich social interaction with peers, these courses are designed to deliver impactful learning outcomes.

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