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2U, Inc. and Stanford Center for Health Education | Online Short Courses

Will offer a growing portfolio of continuing education programs from the Stanford Center of Health Education

LANHAM, Md. – November 19, 2020 – 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), a global leader in education technology, will offer an expanded portfolio of 10 new professional online health and wellness short courses. being, leadership and management, digital transformation in healthcare, and innovation and research developed by the Stanford Center for Health Education (SCHE). These courses will be available to learners worldwide through GetSmarter, 2U’s short course brand.

The need for accessible, high-quality health education is particularly relevant in today’s environment, as developments in health and wellness are occurring at an ever-increasing pace and COVID-19 is placing new demands on healthcare professionals across all disciplines. For more than a decade, 2U has partnered with nonprofit universities to provide learners of all geographies with rigorous, relevant, and engaging online learning opportunities in growing healthcare fields.

“Health and wellbeing has never been more relevant to families, organizations and society as a whole,” said Andrew Hermalyn, president of global partnerships at 2U. “We are excited to extend our agreement with the Stanford Center for Health Education and offer a broader portfolio of online short courses covering timely and important health topics.”

The new short courses will build on SCHE’s existing offerings with 2U. Earlier this year, 2U launched SCHE courses in physiological exercise and Psychology of addiction and recovery following a successful pilot with Nutritional Sciences; a course on Employee well-being and stress management is scheduled to launch in Spring 2021. SCHE Short Courses, offered by 2U, are designed for healthcare professionals, wellness professionals, and business leaders, with content typically spanning 6 to 8 weeks.

About 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU)

Eliminating the back row in higher education isn’t just a metaphor, it’s our mission. For more than a decade, 2U, Inc., a global leader in education technology, has been a trusted partner and brand guardian of leading universities. We create, deliver, and support over 475 digital and in-person educational offerings, including undergraduate and graduate degrees, professional certificates, Trilogy-powered boot camps, and GetSmarter short courses. Together with our partners, 2U has positively transformed the lives of over 275,000 students and lifelong learners. For more information, visit #NoBackRow


Kate Welk