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As the leading global online learning platform from 2U, Inc., edX empowers millions of learners to unlock their potential and become changemakers in their life, community, and world.

The edX Story

In 2012, Professor Anant Agarwal and his colleagues from MIT and Harvard realized it was time for a seismic shift in learning—from tried and true to the leading edge; from “for some” to “for all.”

They had a vision: a platform that offers their courses online, open to any person for free. In February of 2012, Professor Agarwal’s MIT Circuits and Electronics course was launched, and was born.

As edX grew into a world leading online learning platform and education marketplace, they continued to redefine online education with innovations like MicroMasters® and MicroBachelors®—the first-ever credit-backed, stackable online credential.

Their student-first, mission-driven culture perfectly aligned with 2U’s, so in 2021, 2U acquired substantially all assets of edX. Today, edX is the global online learning platform and primary brand for 2U, transforming digital higher education and expanding access and affordability across the globe.

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Why edX?

Some of the top universities and organizations in the world trust edX as their edtech partner, including Harvard, MIT, Google, and IBM.

As the leading global online learning platform and primary brand for 2U, edX is positioned to help these and future partners unlock unprecedented, high-impact opportunities that reach and serve millions of learners, universities, and employers worldwide.

Joining forces with 2U marks a major milestone in our evolution...Together with our partners, we will continue to reimagine education in ways that transform the lives of global citizens and positively impact generations to come.
— Anant Agarwal, edX founder and 2U Chief Open Education Officer
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Our Partners

From leading nonprofit universities to global Fortune 500 companies, edX partners have the expertise to equip lifelong learners with critical skills and eye-opening experiences that lead to positive change.

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Ready to unlock your potential with edX? Find the one that’s right for you.

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Learn more about us.

At 2U, we’re on a mission—to eliminate the back row in higher education and help our partners thrive in the digital age. To learn more about who we are and what we do, follow the links below.