Months after Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology stunned the world of education technology by announcing that they would sell the online non-profit platform that created for a technological giant, the merger of the two Entities, 2U and EDX, nowadays.

The leaders of the two companies said the combination would offer a wide range of educational opportunities and become "the most important platform company" in education.

The way at this moment had his blows. . Many academics who believed in the non-profit mission of EDX to expand access to learning argued that the sale to a non-profit company inevitably undermines that appeal, and some of the academics suggested that they could run away. (Some of the original Investors of EDX and university partners for installments also had more practical concerns about not getting a cut of the $ 800 million that 2U agreed to pay Harvard and MIT for EDX.)

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