Founder & President of UoPeople on “Educating the Many”

“…I founded University of the People (UoPeople) in an effort to rewrite the statistics. With 20 years of experience in international education, I have seen firsthand the incredible impact of technology on education, and I am convinced of the potential for a high-quality, low-cost, and global pedagogical model. UoPeople is the world’s first tuition-free, online academic institution dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education…”

UoPeople invite you to read the article written by its Founder and President, Shai Reshef, on EDUCAUSE Quarterly: Educating the Many


About President Shai Reshef

Starting in 1989, Shai Reshef served as chairman of the Kidum Group, a test preparation company, which he sold in 2005 to Kaplan, one of the world’s largest education companies. While chairman of Kidum, he built an online university affiliated with the University of Liverpool, enrolling students from more than 100 countries; that business was sold to Laureate, another large for-profit education company, in 2004. A vessel for universal higher education, UoPeople has the enormous potential to function as a global stimulus package, reaching even the most remote and poorest places on earth. Our ultimate mission is to democratize higher education and, if the past two years are any indication, this is not merely a pipe dream.
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1 Response to Founder & President of UoPeople on “Educating the Many”

  1. Daniel says:

    I love the concept, but every time I try to access your website it’s down. Is you server working? It’s pretty hard to view your course offerings when you can’t locate the university’s homepage online. Just a thought…

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