From the S* website:
S* (pronounced as 'S Star') is a collaboration between the following universities and institutions:
University of Sydney, Australia; Karolinska Institutet, Sweden; University of Uppsala, Sweden; National University of Singapore, Singapore; University of the Western Cape, South Africa; Stanford University, USA; University of California, San Diego , USA.
The S* group of teaching institutions have formed a global alliance to provide a global, unified bioinformatics learning environment (GLOBULE) made up of modular courses in the disciplines of genomics, bioinformatics, and medical informatics.
The initial aims of GLOBULE are to:
Make a jointly provided globally accessible online course for training in bioinformatics and genomics.
Provide accessibility to the highest possible quality of online courseware available in the world today.
Provide high quality assessment, grading and courseware that has been approved by the educators from the host institutions.
Develop an integrated modular learning environment that allows a student to select from both pre-requisite modules and advanced modules in order to build a comprehensive program in genomics and bioinformatics.