Global university extends the reach of higher education

The edupunk movement recently moved up a notch with the entrance of the world’s first global tuition-free online university. University of the People (UoPeople) is a non-profit venture—supported by the United Nations—that embraces the worldwide reach of the internet and dropping technology costs to bring higher education to people who would not otherwise have access to it.

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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 Global university extends the reach of higher education

  1. Shai Reshef says:

    Dear Vivianne Schnitzer,

    I would like to thank you for your kind words of support for both Mr. Reshef and University of the People.
    It is students and supporters like yourself who add extra value to our initiative.

    We are grateful for your encouragement and hope we can further spread our message and enable many more people to access tuition free education.

    I wish you best of luck.

    Kind regards,

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