For IT and Data Science aficionados

Applied Data Science with Python

  • Start: Anytime
  • Duration: 5 months
  • Offered by: The University of Michigan
  • Language: English

This five-course specialization is intended for learners who have a basic Python or programming background. You’ll learn to apply statistical, machine learning, information visualization, text analysis, and social network analysis techniques through popular Python toolkits such as pandas, matplotlib, scikit-learn, nltk, and networkx to gain in-depth insight into data.

Full Stack Web and Multiplatform Mobile App Development

  • Start: Anytime
  • Duration: 7 months
  • Offered by: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Language: English

The first two sections of this five-part specialization explore the topics of HTML/CSS, JavaScript/JQuery, as well as AngularJS and Bootstrap. As for the server side, you’ll master designing NoSQL databases using MongoDB, working with Node.js and interacting with the client side through RESTful API. You will also learn how to create mobile applications with the help of the Ionic and Cordova frameworks.

Cryptography I

  • Start: November 25
  • Duration: 29 hours
  • Offered by: Stanford University
  • Language: English

In this course, you will learn the inner workings of cryptographic systems and how to correctly use them in the development of applications. Throughout the course, you will apply the knowledge you’ve attained by solving advanced cryptographic tasks such as zero-knowledge, privacy mechanisms, and other forms of encryption. 

For chemistry and biology whizzes

The Science of Gastronomy

  • Start: December 3
  • Duration: 16 hours
  • Offered by: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Language: English

This course offers an introduction to basic scientific principles underpinning the methodology of cooking, preparation and consumption of food. All the topics covered have a solid foundation in biology, chemistry, and applied physics, exploring gastronomy from a scientific point of view. 

Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life

  • Start: Anytime
  • Duration: 50 hours
  • Offered by: The University of Chicago
  • Language: English

This University of Chicago offering gives you an opportunity to learn how the nervous system determines our behavior, what happens in our brains as we go about our daily lives, and how neuroscience can explain the common problems afflicting people today. You will study functional human neuroanatomy and neuronal communication, and then use this information to understand how we perceive the outside world, move, stay alive, and interact with others.

For everyone

Writing in the Sciences

  • Start: November 25
  • Duration: 25 hours
  • Offered by: Stanford University
  • Language: English

This course aims to help scientists become more effective writers. Abounding in practical examples and exercises, the topics covered include principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, peer review, grant writing, ethical issues in scientific publication, and writing for general audiences.

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