ReACT Certificate in Computer and Data Science Program Update
In January 2018, MIT ReACT Hub launched its first program in Jordan with a certificate in Computer and Data Science. The first class of students is progressing through the online learning portion of the program, mastering MIT edX courses in Computer Science and Data Analytics. As ReACT students are beginning their professional paid internships, we are gearing up to launch another application period for this certificate program, starting later this year.
ReACT DEDP MicroMasters Launch.
MIT ReACT Hub is proud to launch a new collaboration with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) around the MITx MicroMasters program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP). The ReACT track within the DEDP MicroMasters will offer a blended model specifically designed to meet the needs of refugees and other displaced persons, by offering online instruction, in-person workshops, and paid internships. It is our goal to use these program features to enable refugee learners to advance both their education and professional career in an accessible and affordable manner. The ReACT program will also support course fees within the DEDP MicroMasters program for the accepted learners who are interested in developing a strong understanding of data analysis, microeconomics, and development policy. Starting in the summer of 2018, ReACT will sponsor a group of refugee students within the DEDP Program, providing selected refugee learners with access to (1) the five online DEDP MicroMasters courses, (2) in-person workshop sessions on entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership, and (3) paid internships with top organizations in the field.
Applications for the 2018-2019 ReACT track in the DEDP MicroMasters are now closed.