Press Releases

Trilingual global online course on copyright history from CISAC and FutureLearn starts September 17th

14 Aug 2018
Spanish and Portuguese learners encouraged to register today for the third and final runs of “Exploring Copyright”. Paris, August 14th, 2018 – What is the difference between authors’ rights and copyright? How did copyright come to exist and evolve over time for creators? How did copyright spread throughout the world? What laws and treaties support it?... more

Humanists UK’s new online course on humanism is a massive success

19 Jul 2018
Earlier this year, Humanists UK launched the world’s first massive open online course (MOOC) on humanism: Introducing humanism: non-religious approaches to life. The response has been phenomenal. Over 10,000 people from 120 different countries signed up for the course on the FutureLearn social-learning platform, and nine out of ten learners said they enjoyed the course... more

Trinity College Dublin Launches New Free Online Course on Radiation Oncology for Cancer Patients, their families and other health professionals

10 Jul 2018
Trinity College Dublin is delighted to announce a new, free, online course: “From Diagnosis to Survivorship: An introduction to Radiation Oncology,” from the discipline of Radiation Therapy. Since 2014, Trinity has reached over 70,000 learners from more than 100 countries through six free online courses with FutureLearn, the social learning platform. Learn why radiation therapy... more

FutureLearn wins EdTechXGlobal All Stars Growth Award

27 Jun 2018
Europe’s largest summit on the future of learning and work, EdTechXEurope, announced the winners of its sixth annual EdTechXGlobal All Stars startup awards on the 19th of June in London. FutureLearn, the social learning platform, was among the 20 fastest-growing, most innovative startups transforming the future of learning and work, to receive an award on... more

Mark Lester joins the 16th Annual National MEITAL Conference

26 Jun 2018
The MEITAL annual conference is a national gathering of learning technologies professionals in higher education. It will take place in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on July 2nd, 2018 and the focus this year is on “Learning technologies in higher education: Trends and Directions”. As part of the conference, Mark Lester, Director of Business Partnerships... more

DCU and FutureLearn announce 30 Refugee Scholarships

20 Jun 2018
World Refugee Day joint announcement builds on existing DCU/FutureLearn strategic partnership more

FutureLearn collaborates with the Metropolitan City of Rome to help EU jobseekers increase job prospects

08 Jun 2018
FutureLearn, the social learning platform, is collaborating with the Metropolitan City of Rome as part of the Reactivate project. Reactivate is a job mobility scheme for jobseekers over 35 years of age, helping EU citizens to find work, apprenticeships or traineeships in another EU member State. It also assists employers in recruiting talented people from... more

Have a Go month: Learn to code with FutureLearn

07 Jun 2018
FutureLearn, the leading social learning platform, has teamed up with the Festival of Learning, Have a Go Month to run an evening coding class for adults at FutureLearn’s Camden offices on Tuesday evening, 26th June. Our evening class is aimed at adults who are complete beginners to coding; no experience is required and jargon will... more

New free online courses launched to help Syrian refugees continue their education

05 Jun 2018
Two new basic English courses from King’s College London launch on FutureLearn as part of international partnership The first two in a series of twelve new free online courses to assist refugees affected by conflict in the Middle East start on June 18th. The courses are designed for tens of thousands of young people whose... more


29 May 2018
Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences (ACSC) today announces the launch of its first online course in Bioinformatics in partnership with FutureLearn, the leading social learning platform. The free online course will introduce the revolutionary tools of bioinformatics and shares how researchers probe the genomes of disease-causing bacteria such as MRSA and E.... more