Reflections on 2010

In many parts of the world, people are readying themselves to bring in the New Year with parties and other special events. The end of a calendar year is also an opportune time to reflect on the year that was, note achievements and think to the future.
For UoPeople, 2010 has been, thanks to our supporters, a great and action-packed year. At year’s end, we have helped over 700 people from over 100 countries access higher education. And, with applications closing tomorrow for our next term, we expect to provide that opportunity to many more come the start of 2011.
In 2010, we also commenced a new project in Haiti, seeking to help the country rebuild after the devastating earthquake virtually destroyed its higher education system. Our first students there began their studies in November, utilizing a dedicated Student Computer Center where they can access their online courses.
As we look to 2011, we must also recognize that a vast disparity in access to higher education still persists. Many, many students are constrained financially, geographically or otherwise from accessing post-secondary education.
It is our mission to change this reality. Join us in 2011 to change the world, one student at a time!

How do you think you can help change the world in 2011?

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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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2 Responses to Reflections on 2010

  1. MJae says:

    Thanks for UoPeople.

    I certainly do hope that the community of students and educators will grow.

    I’d also like it if the VLE improves.

  2. Boris Fowler says:

    Nice work! May 2011 bring many more good tidings for you and your students.

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