Two years ago, in January of 2009, I announced the pioneering initiative of UoPeople at the DLD conference in Munich, Germany in front of hundreds of innovators. I am currently at the 2011 DLD conference, and find myself reflecting on the accomplishments of UoPeople over the last two years.
To date, we have accepted more than 800 students from over 100 countries. We have developed collaborative relationships with Yale Law Schoo Information Society Project, UN-GAID, World Computer Exchange and the Haitian Connection Network. We have outstanding advisors from highly respected institutions providing their time, assistance and guidance. In two years, we have become the global tuition-free institution we sought out to be, teaching and enriching students located around the world.
I am so proud of the accomplishments of all of our students, who continue to give their motivation and passion to educational progression in the face of the enormous hardships they may encounter in their daily living environments. Our students have proven, with their determination and hard work, that the concept of tuition-free higher education is not just desired, but necessary to the lives of so many around the world. The dream of a global tuition-free university providing quality education has become reality.
Thank you to all of you who have helped UoPeople’s development. It is truly remarkable how much support from volunteers and donors we have received and continue to receive. However, the world has 7 billion people: with all the growth we’ve had, we know the majority of the people that need UoPeople still don’t know about us. How do you recommend we spread the word?
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