Martijn Ouwehand

Science for the benefit of people. All people. Worldwide.

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Open and Online Education for all

Getting a good education is a challenge for people all around the world, whether it’s because of money, lack of facilities or social status, as in the case of many women in the Arabic world. But Delft University of Technology offers Open and Online Education to everyone with access to a computer and the internet.

For example, Andersson Contreras in Colombia followed Delft University of Technology’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Solar Energy, and now he provides electricity for his whole village: “After gaining all this knowledge, I could install my own solar system using the mathematical tools provided. And the economic results of this system were very satisfactory. I have now been able to produce a continuous supply of electricity for my neighbourhood and make a contribution to greenhouse gas reduction.”

And even for those who do get a good education, Delft University of Technology’s online portfolio offers a chance to learn more about its focus areas, such as renewable energy, leadership or responsible innovation, all inspiring and enabling people to contribute to a better and more sustainable world.

Supported by the university’s Extension School, Open and Online Education has 600,000 MOOC enrollments and 1 million people studying with OpenCourseWare. “So we’re well on our way to become a frontrunner in the field of global education, both on campus and online. In other words: true education for all.”

Co-workers: Many of the scientific and teaching staff at Delft University of Technology

Global Challenges
Increase access to education, empower learning, enable development of knowledge

High-tech Science
Online education on a range of high-tech topics such as energy and water

Co-Creation
Everywhere: from Holland to Southeast Asia, from South America to Africa

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