Udemy is an online learning platform that aims to democratize education by making it accessible to anyone, anywhere. Our mission is to help individuals achieve their personal and professional goals by providing them with high-quality, affordable, and convenient learning opportunities. We believe that learning should be a lifelong pursuit and that everyone deserves the chance to improve their lives through education.
Sustainability at Udemy
Udemy, a leading online learning platform, addresses SDG 4 by providing inclusive and equitable quality education to millions of learners around the world. In 2020, the platform facilitated 46 million learners in consuming approximately 11 billion minutes of educational content. By offering easy-to-access quality learning opportunities, Udemy fosters lifelong learning and helps close the global education gap.
Udemy contributes to SDG 8 by empowering individuals to earn income through their platform. In 2020, paid instructors on the platform earned a collective $161 million, averaging at $2,950 per instructor. This income generation not only benefits the instructors themselves but also supports their families and local communities, creating new economic opportunities worldwide.
Udemy addresses SDG 10 by catalyzing diversity and inclusivity through its platform. With over 18,000 free courses available and instructors offering free access to many more, Udemy breaks down barriers to education and skills development. In 2020 alone, more than 64 million hours of free courses were consumed on the platform, enabling individuals from all walks of life to acquire the skills needed to thrive in an ever-changing world.