University by Industry

University by Industry

On December 31st, I received a mail from Sebastian Thrun, the founder of Udacity. He explained that Udacity has the vision to create a new type of a university, a university by industry, a university built by Silicon Valley. One that:

  • teaches the skills that industry employers need today.
  • delivers credentials endorsed by employers.
  • provides education at a fraction of the cost and time of traditional schools.

Sounds like a mission to which all universities should subscribe?

Udacity partners with industry giants: AT&T, Google, Cloudera, Facebook, Salesforce, and others. Together, the created a new type of credentials: nano degrees.