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University of Illinois Launches New Specialization on Coursera to Increase Access to Online Master of Computer Science Degree

University of Illinois Launches New Specialization on Coursera to Increase Access to Online Master...

By Dil Sidhu, Chief Content Officer at Coursera Although computing roles are among the highest-paying jobs today, historically just under three percent of college graduates have earned a computer science (CS) degree. That has translated into a shallow talent pool for an industry that is projected to add more than half a million jobs by…
5 Ingredients of an Entrepreneurial Mindset – According to Top Innovators

5 Ingredients of an Entrepreneurial Mindset – According to Top Innovators

Whether you’re building your startup or pursuing “intrapreneurial” ventures within an established company, the journey of an innovator can be a rollercoaster of thrilling highs – and challenging lows. That’s why success isn’t just about having an entrepreneurial skillset – it’s about having the right mindset to carry you through the inevitable tough times.  You…
5 Essential skills of an Entrepreneur (Or Intrapreneur) in 2019

5 Essential skills of an Entrepreneur (Or Intrapreneur) in 2019

In today’s fast-paced digital economy, innovation is everything. Whether you’re an entrepreneur building a startup from scratch or an “intrapreneur” innovating within an established company, the ability to develop a new idea from concept to successful execution can open up exciting – and lucrative – career opportunities.  Becoming a successful entrepreneur (or intrapreneur) requires a…
Imperial Research Teaching Fellow Helps Create “Alarm System” For Dengue Outbreaks

Imperial Research Teaching Fellow Helps Create “Alarm System” For Dengue Outbreaks

Dengue is the fastest-spreading mosquito-borne viral illness in the world, and has become a leading cause of morbidity in many tropical and subtropical regions – including outbreaks in recent years in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and other Latin American countries. The direct impact of these outbreaks is exacerbated by the stress they place…
4 Key Skills for Successful Computer Science Learning

4 Key Skills for Successful Computer Science Learning

The University of Pennsylvania’s Online Master of Computing and Information Technology (MCIT) is a one-of-a-kind degree designed for students without a computer science background. MCIT Online helps professionals in any field leverage data mining, machine learning, and other cutting-edge technologies to further their careers.  Wondering how MCIT Online will fit into your life? Take this…
Imperial Researchers Address Parasitic Disease in Ethiopia

Imperial Researchers Address Parasitic Disease in Ethiopia

Millions of people in low-income countries live with debilitating diseases such as schistosomiasis caused by parasitic worms. But despite having impacts similar in scale to malaria and tuberculosis, treatment of these neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) caused by parasites receive much less funding for treatment and research. A new initiative led by Imperial College of London…
Imperial Researchers Model US Health Impacts of FDA Sodium Targets

Imperial Researchers Model US Health Impacts of FDA Sodium Targets

Cardiovascular disease is one of the biggest public health challenges facing America today by any measure. It is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the U.S., resulting in 800,000 deaths and 6 million hospital admissions per year. Cardiovascular disease costs the economy $318 billion annually in healthcare costs and an additional $237 billion…
Imperial College London Tackles a Big Question for Hepatitis C in China, India, and Pakistan

Imperial College London Tackles a Big Question for Hepatitis C in China, India, and...

The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a global public health scourge, infecting more than 70 million people worldwide and ultimately causing liver complications including cirrhosis and cancer in 10-20% of cases. HCV was responsible for more than 475,000 deaths worldwide in 2015, and future cases are projected to expand most in China, India, and Pakistan. …
Measuring the Rising Risks of Obesity and Diabetes in Africa

Measuring the Rising Risks of Obesity and Diabetes in Africa

While Africa’s high infectious disease burden has drawn the most attention from the international public health community, the continent is also facing rising impacts from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including diabetes. Similarly, crises of food insecurity in the region have obscured the risks of obesity accompanying Africa’s increasing economic growth and urbanization.  This is changing, however,…
Expanding Healthcare Access Shrinks Inequality in Brazil, Imperial Research Shows

Expanding Healthcare Access Shrinks Inequality in Brazil, Imperial Research Shows

The United Nations has declared reducing inequality as one of its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) both within and among countries. This includes a target for countries to adopt social protection policies that “progressively achieve greater equality.” Healthcare is a core concern of those social protection policies, and a recent study shows that expanding access to…

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