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An Educator's Perspective on Learning

by Haishuo (Roy) Lee | Class of 2024 Master in Decision Analysis (MDA)

April 27, 2023

Greetings to all knowledge seekers out there! My name is Haishuo Lee, the superintendent in Wagor International School in Taichung, Taiwan. I am also proud to be part of Minerva University's Master in Decision Analysis (MDA) Class of 2024. As an educator, I find particular value in the quality of education provided by Minerva, and I would like to share with you why I believe this is the university for anyone looking to challenge themselves and expand their horizons.

First and foremost, the curriculum design of Minerva University's MDA program is unique in its intentionality. In the era of artificial intelligence (AI), information overload is a growing problem, so the more we know about this knowledge framework, the better we can approach questions about the world with its help. It is not about replacing humans with AI, but rather about humans learning how to use AI effectively. Minerva's MDA program provides a challenging curriculum that exercises the mind radically, offers a framework to approach problems, and teaches logical training and formal methods to enhance our reasoning and pursue the truth. In Year 2, the curriculum design brings everything together through applied research courses, culminating in a Master’s thesis.

But that is not all. At Minerva, you can expect a robust and eye-opening digital learning experience. Unlike pre-recorded courses that many associate with digital learning, Minerva's digital program is interactive, engaging, and more effective than traditional face-to-face courses. The well-designed pre-class work and study guides help students navigate the learning direction before the course even begins. The seminars are interactive, allowing instructors and learners to express themselves with sound, words, and interesting emoticons, which make it the best learning experience for me with much better learning retention results. With polls, group activities, and reflection questions, there is always something to keep us engaged and interested. Even the collaborative coding experience is fun, and do not worry if you do not have any prior experience—the super supportive in-class atmosphere and teaching assistants make it easy to improve.

To me, what truly sets Minerva University apart is the people. At school, the faculty and classmates you meet play a significant role in your education. Minerva's professors are world-class educators with credentials from the most prestigious universities and organizations in the world, who have supported Nobel Prize winners' research methods, built satellites for NASA, and shared their regrets about not having taken another super hard double major in university. They listen, help, and care about their students. The classmates I have met are avid learners, curious people, and team players who respect and support each other. Medical students, philanthropists, data specialists from global companies, and others have impressed me with their intelligence and kindness. Meeting these people four days a week and engaging in deep intellectual conversation has allowed me to forge deep friendships.

The well-designed curriculum, the highly interactive digital learning interface, and the caring people with teeming curiosity and inquisitive minds make Minerva University the place to be. Join us, and you will challenge yourself to grow and evolve as a person. Minerva offers a diverse and dynamic learning community that will support and encourage you every step of the way. Critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaborative learning are at the core of Minerva University's educational approach, equipping you with the skills you need to succeed in the upcoming uncertain future of the world. Are you ready to take the leap and join the ranks of proud Minervia students? Apply now and be part of this incredible community of learners!

Quick Facts

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Country
Class
Major

Natural Sciences

Social Sciences

Cognitive Science and Economics & Political Science

Social Sciences & Business

Business & Computational Sciences

Business and Social Sciences

Social Sciences and Business

Computational Sciences & Social Sciences

Computer Science & Arts and Humanities

Business and Computational Sciences

Business and Social Sciences

Natural Sciences

Arts and Humanities

Business, Social Sciences

Business & Arts and Humanities

Computational Sciences

Natural Sciences, Computer Science

Computational Sciences

Arts & Humanities

Computational Sciences, Social Sciences

Computational Sciences

Computational Sciences

Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

Social Sciences, Natural Sciences

Data Science, Statistics

Computational Sciences

Business

Computational Sciences, Data Science

Social Sciences

Natural Sciences

Business, Natural Sciences

Business, Social Sciences

Computational Sciences

Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Computational Sciences, Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences

Computational Sciences, Social Sciences

Business, Social Sciences

Computational Sciences

Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences

Arts & Humanities, Social Science

Social Sciences, Business

Arts & Humanities

Computational Sciences, Social Science

Natural Sciences, Computer Science

Computational Science, Statistic Natural Sciences

Business & Social Sciences

Computational Science, Social Sciences

Social Sciences and Business

Business

Arts and Humanities

Computational Sciences

Social Sciences

Social Sciences and Computational Sciences

Social Sciences & Computational Sciences

Social Sciences & Arts and Humanities

Computational Science

Minor

Computational Sciences

Computational Sciences

Computational Science & Business

Economics

Social Sciences

Concentration

Economics and Society

Cells and Organisms & Brain, Cognition, and Behavior

Applied Problem Solving & Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence & Cognition, Brain, and Behavior

Designing Societies & New Ventures

Strategic Finance & Data Science and Statistics

Brand Management and Designing Societies

Data Science & Economics

Machine Learning

Cells, Organisms, Data Science, Statistics

Arts & Literature and Historical Forces

Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science

Cells and Organisms, Mind and Emotion

Economics, Physics

Managing Operational Complexity and Strategic Finance

Global Development Studies and Brain, Cognition, and Behavior

Scalable Growth, Designing Societies

Business

Drug Discovery Research, Designing and Implementing Policies

Historical Forces, Cognition, Brain, and Behavior

Artificial Intelligence, Psychology

Designing Solutions, Data Science and Statistics

Data Science and Statistic, Theoretical Foundations of Natural Science

Strategic Finance, Politics, Government, and Society

Data Analysis, Cognition

Brand Management

Data Science and Statistics & Economics

Cognitive Science & Economics

Data Science and Statistics and Contemporary Knowledge Discovery

Internship
Higia Technologies
Project Development and Marketing Analyst Intern at VIVITA, a Mistletoe company
Business Development Intern, DoSomething.org
Business Analyst, Clean Energy Associates (CEA)

Conversation

Greetings to all knowledge seekers out there! My name is Haishuo Lee, the superintendent in Wagor International School in Taichung, Taiwan. I am also proud to be part of Minerva University's Master in Decision Analysis (MDA) Class of 2024. As an educator, I find particular value in the quality of education provided by Minerva, and I would like to share with you why I believe this is the university for anyone looking to challenge themselves and expand their horizons.

First and foremost, the curriculum design of Minerva University's MDA program is unique in its intentionality. In the era of artificial intelligence (AI), information overload is a growing problem, so the more we know about this knowledge framework, the better we can approach questions about the world with its help. It is not about replacing humans with AI, but rather about humans learning how to use AI effectively. Minerva's MDA program provides a challenging curriculum that exercises the mind radically, offers a framework to approach problems, and teaches logical training and formal methods to enhance our reasoning and pursue the truth. In Year 2, the curriculum design brings everything together through applied research courses, culminating in a Master’s thesis.

But that is not all. At Minerva, you can expect a robust and eye-opening digital learning experience. Unlike pre-recorded courses that many associate with digital learning, Minerva's digital program is interactive, engaging, and more effective than traditional face-to-face courses. The well-designed pre-class work and study guides help students navigate the learning direction before the course even begins. The seminars are interactive, allowing instructors and learners to express themselves with sound, words, and interesting emoticons, which make it the best learning experience for me with much better learning retention results. With polls, group activities, and reflection questions, there is always something to keep us engaged and interested. Even the collaborative coding experience is fun, and do not worry if you do not have any prior experience—the super supportive in-class atmosphere and teaching assistants make it easy to improve.

To me, what truly sets Minerva University apart is the people. At school, the faculty and classmates you meet play a significant role in your education. Minerva's professors are world-class educators with credentials from the most prestigious universities and organizations in the world, who have supported Nobel Prize winners' research methods, built satellites for NASA, and shared their regrets about not having taken another super hard double major in university. They listen, help, and care about their students. The classmates I have met are avid learners, curious people, and team players who respect and support each other. Medical students, philanthropists, data specialists from global companies, and others have impressed me with their intelligence and kindness. Meeting these people four days a week and engaging in deep intellectual conversation has allowed me to forge deep friendships.

The well-designed curriculum, the highly interactive digital learning interface, and the caring people with teeming curiosity and inquisitive minds make Minerva University the place to be. Join us, and you will challenge yourself to grow and evolve as a person. Minerva offers a diverse and dynamic learning community that will support and encourage you every step of the way. Critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaborative learning are at the core of Minerva University's educational approach, equipping you with the skills you need to succeed in the upcoming uncertain future of the world. Are you ready to take the leap and join the ranks of proud Minervia students? Apply now and be part of this incredible community of learners!