Earlier this week, we announced the launch of YouTube EDU (youtube.com/edu), a hub for videos from over 100 of our leading university and college partners. Think campus tours, news about cutting-edge research, and lectures by professors and world-renowned thought leaders. There are also 200 full (and free!) courses, in a range of subjects, from some of the world's most prestigious universities, including IIT/IISc, MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Yale.



There are over 20,000 videos on YouTube EDU and growing. Here are some gems to get you started:




  • * As your mind expands, learn exactly what's going on with "Building the Brain: From Simplicity to Complexity" from UC San Diego, presented on UCtv, University of California Television: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY829SnAm5M


  • * Move over Free Hugs; here are the Free Compliments Guys from Purdue University: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QShPNcjgtfs


  • * And here is the late Professor John Hope Franklin, scholar of African-American history at Duke University, on Obama's election: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPPNEpmcvIE



  • So if you want to know what college is like, have graduated but are a lifelong learner, or are just wondering how someone else teaches a subject that you're studying, here's your chance to find out. What’s more, this is all available on your terms -- you can learn at your own pace, in the comfort of your own environment, and there are no tests required.



    We will be adding new universities and colleges over time and will let you know in this blog when there's a good amount of new stuff to check out. If you're interested in launching an official YouTube channel for your school, please fill out the YouTube EDU Partner Interest Form.



    Happy Learning,

    Obadiah Greenberg

    Strategic Partnerships Team

    The YouTube Team