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College & University

Higher education institutions and their research labs and programs working on social impact work

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Why are college and universities important?

Colleges and universities are institutions of higher education that provide undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as various certificate and professional programs.

Colleges and universities play a crucial role in creating an educated society which is critical for the long-term flourishment of the human race and our planet.

Universities play a key role in conducting research that leads to new discoveries and innovations, advancing knowledge in various fields such as science, technology, and medicine. Moreover, colleges and universities are often major economic drivers for the communities in which they reside, bringing in jobs, encouraging entrepreneurship and community development.

How is technology supporting colleges and universities? 

Technology has become an essential tool for colleges and universities in enhancing the learning experience and enabling new areas of research and innovation. Some examples of how tech is supporting these institutions include:

  • Online learning platforms and educational apps that allow students to access course materials and collaborate with peers and professors remotely.
  • Data analytics software that helps teachers track student performance and identify areas for improvement.
  • Cloud computing and storage solutions that enable seamless sharing and collaboration across departments and campuses.
  • Additionally, research labs are using computational methods to increase the scope and quality of research such as: mapping the human genome, using data science to analyze public policy at a granular level across the US, and using satellite data to monitor the environment.

As technology continues to evolve, colleges and universities are finding new and innovative ways to enhance their operations and better serve their students and communities.

On Tech Jobs for Good, we focus on promoting technology roles at colleges and universities that are:

  • Focused on increasing access to high quality academic instruction and improving the quality of teaching and learning on campus
  • Supporting academic research and labs with a clear focus on improving one or more of our twelve social & environmental impact areas.
  • Providing general IT support for academic programs

Looking for college readiness and student support organizations?

While colleges and universities offer many opportunities for students to prepare for their careers and personal growth, we have a separate category of organizations that specifically focus on college readiness and student support.

Especially for low-income and first-generation students, there are a lot of barriers beyond academics that result in students not completing their degrees. These college readiness and student support organizations aim to address these barriers from deciding to attend college to providing the support needed to succeed after being admitted.

College & University Organizations

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2U, Inc. is a diverse collection of more than 4,000 individuals across 11 offices worldwide who share a common belief that higher education can unlock human potential and address the critical needs of society. For more than a decade, 2U, Inc. has been the digital transformation partner of choice to great non-profit colleges and universities delivering high-quality online education at scale. As the parent company of edX, a leading global online learning platform, 2U provides over 40 million learners around the globe with access to world-class education in partnership with more than 230 colleges, universities, and corporations. Our people and technology are powering more than 3,500 digital education offerings—from free courses to full degrees.
Lanham, MD, USA
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Education Design Lab

We are non-profit innovators from different parts of the education ecosystem who delight in the possibilities of the future of learning. We are connected in our belief that designing models from the learner perspective can address equity gaps and skills gaps in the fast changing hiring marketplace.
Human Rights & Equality
Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Washington, DC
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100% online learning from the world’s best universities and companies
Mountain View, CA, USA
New York, NY, USA
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Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School’s mission is to improve public policy and leadership so people can live in societies that are more safe, free, just, and sustainably prosperous. By combining cutting-edge research, the teaching of outstanding students, and direct interaction with practitioners, we have an impact on solving public problems that no other institution can match.
Global Peace & Safety
Public Service & Civic Engagement
Human Rights & Equality
Cambridge, MA, USA

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Immigration Policy Lab
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Data Scientist (GeoMatch)

Stanford University is seeking to hire a full-time Data Scientist to join the Immigration Policy Lab (IPL) to work on its GeoMatch research portfolio. Situated within IPL, …

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