The New York Times Knowledge Network and Fairleigh Dickinson University Launch Online Academic Certificate Programs

Register for Fall 2011 Classes at www.NYTimes.com/FDU

NEW YORK,– The New York Times Knowledge Network (www.nytimes.com/knownow) and Fairleigh Dickinson University (www.fdu.edu) are offering an innovative professional and career studies program providing online academic certificates in six areas of study.

The FDU and New York Times Knowledge Network program (www.nytimes.com/fdu) offers cutting-edge professional and career-focused online courses and certificates that prepare students for careers in six growing career areas: 

·      Business, Technology and Communications

·      Global Leadership

·      Cybercrime and Computer Forensics

·      Global Security, Safety and Terrorism Studies

·      United States Homeland Security Studies

·      Global Healthcare and Human Services

 These six undergraduate, accredited certificates include more than 35 online courses.  The full course schedule is available at www.nytimes.com/fdu.

“The New York Times Knowledge Network has been growing its co-branded online offerings with colleges and universities, and the ability to offer a new way for professionals to enhance their existing careers or branch into new fields is an exciting addition,” said Felice Nudelman, executive director, education, The New York Times Company.  “FDU is known for its dedication to global education and inventive, high-quality course offerings, making it the ideal collaborator for this type of initiative.”

This is an exciting collaboration that will offer unique and extraordinary programs,” said J. Michael Adams, president, Fairleigh Dickinson University.  “FDU has a long tradition of providing innovative and entrepreneurial programs, and together with The New York Times Knowledge Network we have developed dynamic new courses that will provide great insight into these cutting-edge fields.  We will offer exceptional instruction and fascinating guest speakers, utilizing the EpsilenTM platform to provide convenience and flexibility well-suited to the needs of many diverse students.”

President Adams added that the programs are particularly geared toward current university students looking to supplement their degree programs, recent college graduates who want to add substance to their resumes and adults looking to revitalize their careers.

All courses will be taught by FDU faculty and feature content from The New York Times Digital Content Repository.  Courses are open to all students and adult learners, and they may be taken individually or used toward a professional certificate, and/or as an academic minor. 

Courses begin November 7, 2011. Participants can view the course schedule, get pricing information and register at www.nytimes.com/fdu.

The New York Times Knowledge Network, which uses the EpsilenTM platform, was launched in September 2007 to deliver lifelong learning programs on timely subjects.  Through The New York Times Knowledge Network, extensive resources from The Times and other participating universities and institutions are readily available to students online, whether they are enrolled in an on-campus course or continuing their education through a distance learning program. 

About Fairleigh Dickinson University

Devoted to the preparation of world citizens through global education, Fairleigh Dickinson is New Jersey's largest private university and features more than 100 liberal arts and professional degree programs, two international campuses, dozens of partnerships with internationally renowned institutions and special programs and status within the United Nations.  For more information, go to www.fdu.edu.

About The New York Times Company

The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading media company with 2010 revenues of $2.4 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers and more than 50 Web sites, including NYTimes.com, Boston.com and About.com.  The Company’s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.


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