Academic Earth

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Academic Earth is a website launched on March 24, 2009, by Richard Ludlow and co-founders Chris Bruner and Liam Pisano,[1][2] which offers free online video lectures from universities such as UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Michigan, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale[3] in the subjects of Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, English, Entrepreneurship, History, Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, and Statistics.[4]


The idea behind Academic Earth came to Ludlow upon stumbling on a full video course lecture from MIT Mathematics Professor Gilbert Strang. Doing further research, he found out that there are various academic resources online although these resources were scattered across different websites and in varying file formats. Patterned after Hulu, Academic Earth serves as an easily accessible repository for online academic lectures.[2]

On January 10, 2012, it was announced that Academic Earth has been acquired by Ampush.[5]


  1. ^ "Academic Earth Launches Website Offering Free Video Lectures from Leading Universities". Reuters. March 24, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  2. ^ a b Rao, Leena (2009-03-24). "Academic Earth Is The Hulu For Education". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  3. ^ "Academic Earth: Universities". Archived from the original on 31 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  4. ^ "Academic Earth: Subjects". Archived from the original on 2009-03-28. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  5. ^ "Ampush Media: News". Retrieved 2012-01-26. 

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