Mind over Minerals is a blog devoted to innovation in higher education, particularly in the developing world.

All of Mind over Minerals’ bloggers are involved, in some way, in the launch of a new university venture called Kepler, and a large part of this blog will be devoted to telling the story of the project as it develops.


Kepler is a project devoted to revolutionizing higher education in the developing world. Our pilot program launches in 2013 and will be the first university designed to match online content from the world’s greatest professors with leading offline models for student support, culture, and peer-driven learning: think MIT and Berkeley lectures paired with a classroom experience and student culture drawn from KIPP, Year Up, the Posse Foundation, and Harvard’s Peer Instruction Network. Kepler is an experiment that brings these innovations together in order to offer an exceptional education at a fraction of the cost of traditional universities.

Kepler will provide East Africa’s most promising students with access to a high-caliber university education for the first time, giving them the training necessary to become leaders in Africa’s emerging information economy.

For a more detailed description of the project, head over here.

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