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September 18, 2019

Christensen Institute

Innovators Worth Watching: Thriving on an Upmarket Trajectory, Part 2

“Being aspirational is an important aspect of helping universities change,” explained Minerva founder Ben Nelson. “But enabling disruptive players matters, too.”

July 11, 2019


Minerva Project Raises $57M to Support Its Tech Platform—and Spin Off Its School

The Minerva Project started in 2012 to reinvent American higher education. Lately, that mission seems to be attracting more interest and traction abroad.

June 19, 2019


How To Fix Higher Education: Seven Keys

Key to delivering value in higher education is clarity of purpose. Thriving institutions have created a distinctive mission and focus on active engagement around priority outcomes. As the most selective university program, the Minerva Project just graduated its first undergraduate class.

April 10, 2019

The Australian
Revolutionary platform cuts bachelor degree costs to less than $7000

With Forum's expanded capabilities, which enables active learning in classes up to 400 students, it is now possible for a university to offer high-quality degree courses and expand their student numbers at a low marginal cost.

April 9, 2019

Future U Podcast
Episode 33: Live from ASU-GSV, Day 1

Active learning is entirely possible in large-format classrooms. Ben Nelson joins Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn of Future U to share why and how Minerva re-developed its proprietary platform, Forum, and intentionally scaffolded curriculum to bring active learning to institutions of every size. Interview begins at 29:30.  

April 8, 2019

Minerva's innovative platform makes high quality higher ed personal and affordable

An expanded version of Forum will be available for classes ranging from 4 to 400. For students, it will still feel like a small seminar. Institutions of all types and sizes can now reshape their offerings and extend their access. 

March 6, 2019

El País
This university offers education at the Harvard level for half the price (and already has more applications than MIT)

With four classes of students, Minerva Schools at KGI continues to draw in students interested in pursuing an active learning undergraduate education. Article is in Spanish.

December 5, 2018

Inside Higher Ed
A Curriculum to Copy?

Minerva’s plan for expanding its learning model to other universities and educational organizations.

September 28, 2018

The Digital Life
Rethinking the University

Founder and CEO Ben Nelson discusses the key problems with higher education with Jon Follett and Dirk Knemeyer of The Digital Life.

September 28, 2018

Times Higher Education
Universities ‘poorly set up’ for continuing education

While traditional higher education institutions are slow to adapt what and how they teach, Minerva continually innovates on curriculum effectiveness through student feedback and more.

January 5, 2018

PBS NewsHour
Opinion: 18 Predictions for 2018 and Beyond

In a PBS article on predictions for 2018 and beyond, Minerva is named the “skills-oriented” institution incorporating technology to reinvent education.

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