Lessons from Harvard University’s Education Think Tank

Recently, I presented at and attended Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Education Think Tank, organized by Professor Fernando M. Reimers. The event gathered together worldwide thought leaders in education covering aspects of how and if technology can help education develop forward in the future. There was a general consensus that technology can accomplish educational progression, but at the same time acknowledgement that we should monitor its effect to ensure we use resources effectively to garner the greatest effects. We are in an age of opportunities in which we are able to have scalable impacts designed to be effective, efficient and relative.

UoPeople received a great welcome and outstanding support at the event.

It is clear by now, not only to us, that we are doing the right thing at the right time with UoPeople. I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our supporters around the world, and particularly those at Harvard University.


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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7 Responses to Lessons from Harvard University’s Education Think Tank

  1. N'dong Nguema Boris says:

    UoPeople is definitely leading the way to a world of unhoped-for, unsuspected opportunity. I remember the lyrics of a song from late Bob Marley that say “in the abondance of wate, the fool is thirsty”.
    Indeed, I wonder why all this thirst – unquenched- for knowledge in the midst of technological plentiness. Thank you UoPeople for helping me us out of foolish ignorance!

  2. christianmalthus says:

    It’s wonderful keep working hard and be sure that you have a support of people around the world.

  3. Behzad says:

    i m the student of Specialization n Physics i want higher education nd i willlll

  4. thompson acquah says:

    how can i apply from another country

  5. Jya Armamen says:


    I am very overwhelmed to find that people and large famous institutions join hand in hand and come with an empowering advocacy bringing education closer to people…
    We now start and continue spreading full spirits ofLove, Hope, and Faith

    I am waiting for more newer posts…

  6. Mambo malambo says:

    Love u uopeople,& jah bless ur sponsors

  7. Ms Maitamei says:

    I am completely impressed by UoPeople. Coming from an African country where many miss the opportunity for higher education due to lack of finances, UoPeople is truly an answered prayer.

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