Press Coverage
August 1, 2017
Harvard Magazine
An Educated Core

Minerva competes with and disrupts elite colleges through their “flipped classroom” model by helping  students obtain intellectual skills through structured curriculum, and  effectively educating students to become creative and critical global thinkers.

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May 12, 2017
Business Insider
Traditional Applications Don't Measure Anything but Wealth

This new unconventional program has managed to attract thousands of applicants, and the interest is growing every year. Minerva, with its need-blind admission, an international student body, and a strong focus on critical thinking, is becoming an educational that has managed to create alternative to the failing traditional university model.

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May 10, 2017
EdSurge
Three Years in: Minerva’s Founder on For Profits, Selectivity and his Critics

In this interview, Minerva Founder Ben Nelson discusses the struggles with creating a university from scratch, dispels the myths, and explains how Minerva’s curriculum lets students craft their own education.

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April 6, 2017
Times Higher Education
Young Universities: How to Start from Scratch

These universities mark the new age in liberal arts education. Among them, Minerva challenges traditional concepts of university curriculum through its innovative approach to learning.

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April 5, 2017
Getting Smart
Higher Ed Reinvented: Minerva Goes Global

Founder Ben Nelson explains how Minerva’s selective and revolutionary undergraduate program is changing the future of education.

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February 28, 2017
World Economic Forum
Reinventing Schools: Some Champions in Our Backyard

Among other emerging alternatives to the traditional education model, Minerva is reforming the education sphere through its decentralized university program where students earn their bachelor’s degree while living and learning around the world.

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August 31, 2016
Fast Company
Can Startup College Minerva Reinvent the Ivy League Model for the Digital Age?

At Minerva, there are no tests. The first year of four years of studies is about learning critical thinking. Students live together on campus, but all classes are taught via online video platforms so professors and students don’t need to be in the same physical location.

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August 17, 2016
The Australian
Tech Entrepreneur Ben Nelson Heralds Last Hurrah for Uni Lecture

Founder Ben Nelson details the value of Minerva in today’s developing technological sector. He states that Minerva is structured around true-life application and preparing students for jobs in the real world. This is all structured around a university format devoid of lectures, which allow for greater retention of concepts, and a format providing educational materials at a reasonable price, illustrating how information in the digital age is available at our fingertips.

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July 27, 2016
The Times of India
Varsity Education Startup Minerva to Start Bengaluru Facility

Without fancy infrastructures, Minerva has been able to keep its cost at minimal $30,000 and promises to give an Ivy League quality education. The students of this travelling global university will be staying in Bangalore for six months of their undergraduate. 

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April 14, 2016
FOX Business Network
The Affordable College Most Valedictorians Can't Get Into
Minerva is an extremely competitive school to gain acceptance into. This is due to the fact that admissions requirements search for something more than looking good on paper, but rather the capacity to make an influence in the world. Features that distinguish Minerva from other major universities are described.


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April 5, 2016
Business Insider
This College Startup Has a 1.9% Acceptance Rate, Making It Tougher to Get Into Than Harvard

Minerva’s acceptance rate is described and compared to other Ivy League schools. Minerva is stated to be different from other schools in that students travel all over the world, and that the admissions process is unlike no other. These facts, coupled with low tuition rates, illustrate Nelson’s final point that Minerva will create competition in higher-education arenas.

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February 18, 2016
The Pennsylvania Gazette
Readin’, Writin’, Revolution

With the Minerva Project, Ben Nelson W’97 is out to “build the world’s greatest university from scratch.” Should Penn—and other top-tier schools—be worried?

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January 28, 2016
IMPAKTER
The Minerva Project's Mission to Educate Tomorrow's Leaders

We want Minerva to be a catalyst for global change in higher education, and it’s our hope that other universities will adopt our approaches or develop something even better over time.

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November 8, 2015
Huffington Post
The Global Search for Education: The New Higher Ed

In addition to having a distinguished faculty and novel use of technology, the school takes a daring approach to pedagogy…


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October 30, 2015
The New York Times
Extreme Study Abroad: The World Is Their Campus

 Extreme study abroad: a different country every semester, until you graduate.

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October 1, 2015
news@Northeastern
The science of learning

What will the future of higher edu­ca­tion look like? That was the ques­tion addressed on Tuesday, when North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun brought esteemed psy­chol­o­gist Stephen M. Kosslyn, founding dean of theMin­erva Schools at the Keck Grad­uate Insti­tute, to campus to intro­duce the uni­ver­sity com­mu­nity to a new model of under­grad­uate education.


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September 15, 2015
CNBC
Completion rates key to college success: Experts

The cost of college is rising, and those most in danger of missing out on the rewards of higher education and suffering the burden of student loan debt are people who do not finish their studies, experts told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Tuesday.

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July 31, 2015
EdTechReview
How Minerva Project is Redefining the Way Higher Education is Perceived

There have been several talks on reforming higher education, various strategies for making the change. We have in our journey explored many such projects which have the same aim and during this continuous search we got to know of Minerva Project.  


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May 15, 2015
Al Jazeera
Hacking higher ed: Will Minerva upend the college model?

A startup college aims to offer a top-notch education for half the price of elite universities

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January 22, 2015
USA Today
Change Agents: One Tech Vet's Education Dream

Ben Nelson, former CEO of photo-sharing site Snapfish, has started a new kind of university.

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December 24, 2014
PBS News Hour
With virtual seminars and lower tuition, Minerva Schools offers online alternative to college

There are no lectures allowed at San Francisco’s Minerva Schools, an innovative college with a curriculum specifically designed to improve knowledge retention for students. Professors hold their seminar-style classes online, allowing Minerva students to move around the globe each semester, from Berlin to Buenos Aires.

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December 17, 2014
Newsweek
How to Solve College Debt: An Online School May Have the Answer

In Minerva’s seminars, there is no front row and back row; no long tables where it’s possible to hide. “It feels like you’re always sitting next to the professor,” says Jonathan Katzman, chief product officer. “It really brings a heightened awareness, a different level of consciousness as you’re engaging in the classroom.”

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November 6, 2014
NBC Bay Area
Class Action: Minerva Enrolls First-Ever Freshman Class

The San Francisco startup promises an Ivy League-caliber education for a tuition of $10,000. 

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November 1, 2014
The Huffington Post
Women in Business: Robin Goldberg, Chief Experience Officer of the Minerva Project

Robin Goldberg is the Chief Experience Officer of the Minerva Project, a groundbreaking venture to reinvent the university experience for the world’s brightest and most motivated students.

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October 15, 2014
The Wall Street Journal
Education Company Minerva Project Taps Chinese Investors For $70 Million

Minerva Project Inc., a university that combines online learning with dorm life and other real-world college experiences, is beefing up with a new Series B round led by Chinese investors, the company told VentureWire.

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September 18, 2014
Al Jazeera America
Reinventing higher education by stripping it down to its essence

Broadcast on Al Jazeera National on August 26, 2014

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September 18, 2014
Zeit Online
Akademische Nomaden

Sieben Studienorte in vier Jahren. In San Francisco startet die erste Eliteuni, die nur online lehrt

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September 1, 2014
The Atlantic
The Future of College?

A brash tech entrepreneur thinks he can reinvent higher education by stripping it down to its essence, eliminating lectures and tenure along with football games, ivy-covered buildings, and research libraries. What if he's right?

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August 27, 2014
The Wall Street Journal
Opinion: The Minerva Project Opens Its Doors


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August 26, 2014
abc News
Minerva: The College You'll Want to Get Your Kids Into

This university may give Harvard a run for its student talent, disrupts education with digital classes & real world experiences

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August 25, 2014
Globo.com
Brasileiro fará parte da 1ª turma de universidade cursada em seis países

Universidade Minerva tem modelo inovador que aboliu as aulas tradicionais.
Guilherme Nazareth, de 19 anos, trocou a UFRGS pela iniciativa americana.

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August 23, 2014
El Comercio
LA UNIVERSIDAD BAJO PRESIÓN: O INNOVA O MUERE

¿Si casi todos los sectores de la economía han cambiado drásticamente, cómo es que el sistema universitario sigue siendo más o menos igual que hace 500 años? La apuesta es tecnología y artes liberales.

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August 22, 2014
El Confidencial
¿Adiós, Harvard? El proyecto Minerva, el futuro de la educación universitaria de élite Leer más: ¿Adiós, Harvard? El proyecto Minerva, el futuro de la educación universitaria de élite. Noticias de Alma, Corazón, Vida http://goo.gl/2qvbGP
Minerva es el nombre de un proyecto fundado por Ben Nelson, que pretende acabar con la vieja fórmula de campus universitarios y lecciones magistrales


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August 21, 2014
Forbes
Minerva Is The Future Of Education. Here's What's Good About It And What's Not So Good.

Minerva is one of the most interesting startups in the world today. Minerva hopes to revolutionize higher education, not just by putting courses online, but by becoming itself an institution of higher education, albeit one that uses technology to make in-class education more efficient and effective.

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August 15, 2014
MSNBC: Morning Joe
College upgraded?

The Atlantic's Graeme Wood talks about the magazine's cover story - "Is college doomed?" Wood also shares details about the Minerva project.

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August 15, 2014
Der Tagesspiegel
Die mobile Uni
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August 6, 2014
Bloomberg
How Minerva Is Changing the Way We View Higher Education

Aug. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Minerva CEO and founder Ben Nelson explains the institute's unique approach to higher education. He speaks with Pimm Fox on "Taking Stock." (Source: Bloomberg)

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July 24, 2014
The Independent
Will The Minerva Project - the first 'elite' American university to be launched in a century - change the face of higher learning?

The university has no lecture halls, no debating societies, no sports teams and no fraternities. Instead, the 33 students who have made the cut at Minerva, will travel the world and change the face of higher learning

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April 22, 2014
The New Yorker
Are College Campuses Obsolete?
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January 6, 2014
Venture Beat
This entrepreneur is trying to create a 'perfect university' to displace Harvard & Yale

San Francisco-based technology executive Ben Nelson has set out to kick Harvard off its pedestal.

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December 26, 2013
Today
Is college necessary? Many explore alternatives

A number of high school seniors and former college students are using unconventional alternatives to higher education to find their place in the job world.

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December 20, 2013
Clarin
Una universidad que combina clases tradicionales con Internet busca alumnos en Argentina

Se llama Minerva, tiene sede en San Francisco y promete educación de alta calidad a un 40% del costo de Harvard. La primera camada cursará en 2015. Código Tek habló con Alex Aberg Cobo, director para América Latina, que tiene como una de sus funciones seleccionar a los argentinos.

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December 2, 2013
CNBC Squawk Box
Active learning with the Minerva Project

The Minerva Project founder Ben Nelson provides insight on the curriculum for the Minerva Project, which re-imagines the college education.

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December 1, 2013
The New Indian Express
Lobbying for Liberal Arts
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October 21, 2013
The Free Press Journal
Find your space

Robin Goldberg, part of the Minerva Schools at KGI, talks  about the a unique UG programme, its objective and the changing functions of marketing in today’s world.

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October 20, 2013
The Wall Street Journal
A New Map of How We Think: Top Brain/Bottom Brain

Forget dated ideas about the left and right hemispheres. New research provides a more nuanced view of the brain

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October 14, 2013
The Financial Express
University on-the-go

Minerva aims to offer a unique university experience to students

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September 30, 2013
L'Etudiant
États-Unis : Minerva veut bousculer les frontières de l’université "on-line"

Des étudiants internationaux qui vivent ensemble mais changent de ville tous les semestres, et suivent uniquement des cours en ligne : tel est le concept du projet Minerva, une université on-line d'un nouveau genre qui se lancera en 2014 à San Francisco. Ayant annoncé qu'elle avait levé 25 millions d'euros auprès d'un fonds d'investissement, Minerva ambitionne de devenir une alternative aux universités de la "Ivy League". Son fondateur Ben Nelson, ancien patron de Snapfish, une start-up de photos en ligne avec laquelle il a fait fortune, nous explique sa stratégie.

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September 24, 2013
The Huffington Post
We Should Be United in Driving Reform in Higher Education

Throughout my career, I have witnessed the following: It is much easier for humans to ascertain when and where we disagree rather than when and where we agree. We declare our disagreements proudly and loudly, while our points of agreement tend to remain hidden, silenced by our passionate discord.

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September 19, 2013
CNN
Higher Education at half the cost

Entrepreneur hopes the Minerva Project will remake how a higher education is obtained in the United States.

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September 18, 2013
Porvir
Universidade ‘dos sonhos’ abre 1ª seleção mundial

Com uma das propostas mais inovadoras de ensino superior, a Minerva vai oferecer anuidade de graça para os primeiros alunos

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September 17, 2013
USA Today
New university trying novel approach

Start-up college hopes to offer Ivy League-quality education at half the price.

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August 13, 2013
The Times
University on-the-go to take on Ivy League and change the world

An online university with no campus that aims to rival the likes of Yale and Harvard has promised to revolutionise education around the world.

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August 9, 2013
The Wall Street Journal
Ben Nelson: The Man Who Would Overthrow Harvard

Can the Minerva Project do to Ivy League universities what Amazon did to Borders?

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July 24, 2013
Fast Company
With new partnership, the Minerva Project takes a big step toward officialdom.

By teaming up with Keck Graduate Institute, the world's "first startup elite university" now has accredation and a lot more to offer its students.

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July 18, 2013
Times Higher Education
Minerva reimagines the world of wisdom

Minerva aims to reinvent the university as a global experience of ‘Ivy League’ education

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April 23, 2013
Time
Minerva Aims to be an Online Ivy League University

Online learning has been trumpeted by everyone from academics to politicians to venture capitalists as a way to improve access to education. But now a novel idea is emerging from a prominent group of digital education supporters: you can’t learn everything online.

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April 22, 2013
The Washington Post
New $500,000 prize planned for teaching

Entrepreneurs seeking to build an elite global university based on new ways of teaching online announced Monday the creation of a $500,000 prize to be awarded each year to an educator “whose innovations have led to extraordinary student learning experiences.”

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April 22, 2013
Inc
Minerva Project Starts Prize to (Try to) Rival Nobel

Today Ben Nelson, the founder of online education Minerva Project, announced a global academy and $500,000 prize for professors who change how students think.

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January 14, 2013
GigaOM
An Ivy education without the debt? Minerva Project creates non-profit to figure out how

The Minerva Project, which turned heads last April with its mega $25 million seed round, has grand ambitions for bringing a Harvard-level education to the Web. But there are two aspects of Ivy League schooling it’s trying to avoid: exorbitant tuition and traditional professor hiring practices.

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November 11, 2012
The Chronicle of Higher Education
An Idea Too Sensible to Try, Until Now
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April 4, 2012
The Economist
Higher Education
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