Google for Non-Profits gives $500,000 to UoPeople!

University of the People is pleased to announce the granting of approximately $500,000 from Google for Non-Profits. This half a million annual grant will be used to spread the word of tuition-free higher education, and assist in UoPeople’s mission of opening access to education around the world!

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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 Google for Non-Profits gives $500,000 to UoPeople!

  1. Kale says:

    Reblogged this on J's log and commented:
    Another big milestone for the UoPeople!

  2. Vicki says:

    A half a million dollars will go a long way towards helping my students that attend University of the People! Good for you, keep up the great work!

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