School's MOOC wins HE innovation "Oscar"

Prestigious Honour for School of Chemistry

At the recent Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education awards ceremony in the Hyatt Regency, Philadelphia, The School's shortlisted entry, based on the Physical Chemistry MOOC, was announced as the overall winner of the Natural Sciences Discipline award, beating entries from the University of British Columbia and the University of Salzburg into second and third place respectively.

These awards, often referred to as the “Oscars” for higher education innovation, are sponsored by the global university ranking company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The School of Chemistry was the sole UK winner at the event.

Reimagine Education said "This successful innovation... demonstrates the potential for future full-scale online/distance courses in the physical sciences. The scope and breadth of this undertaking can be gauged from the engagement of over 15,000 active participants from 158 countries around the world providing an unparalleled and unprecedented exposure of realistic science education to a highly receptive worldwide audience."

Read more about the award on the Reimagine Education website

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