St Petersburg University is a co-founder and first representative of Russia in the Global Alliance for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The creation of the Alliance was officially announced at the Global Online Conference in Beijing ‘Learning Revolution and Higher Education Transformation’, which took place from 9 to 11 December 2020. The Global MOOC Alliance is a non-profit partnership of universities, online educational platforms and international public organisations. Its establishment was initiated by the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE) and Tsinghua University (China). St Petersburg University’s participation in the establishment of the Global MOOC Alliance is a great honour and worldwide recognition of the achievements of St Petersburg University in the development of online education. The two initiators of the Global MOOC Alliance…