While the tragedy in Ukraine is unfolding, Coursera will not promote the financial or reputational benefit of Russian teachers or institutions, nor will seek profit from doing business in the region during the crisis. As a result, Coursera, the second-largest online education platform, decided to halt all operations in Russia. This also includes suspension of courses, specializations, and degrees from Russian institutions.
As Coursera CEO Jeff Maggioncalda said, the platform stays with its belief that education is a fundamental human right and will continue to be available in all regions where the official sanction is not in place. However, Coursera suspends learners' ability to enroll in paid courses in Russia and will not be collecting payments from any Russian learners.
In the meantime, for all Ukrainian learners, Coursera will offer different programs (such as "Coursera for Refugees"), a vast selection of free courses, and the possibility to ask for Financial aid in various paid classes.