Author Archives: President Shai Reshef

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.

President Reshef Meets UoPeople Student at 2013 CGI U!

University of the People is honored to have a long standing relationship with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), a forum which brings together world leaders, turning ideas into actions which change the world. In 2010 President Reshef announced at the … Continue reading

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Are MOOCs for Everyone?

There is a lot of hype surrounding MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), as there should be. Knowledge at ones fingertips has never been more readily available to everyone. Especially for individuals looking to take a course from a renowned professor, … Continue reading

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At the Innovation Utopia Event and the Ashoka Scandinavia Meeting in Stockholm February 11th and 12th

 UoPeople President Shai Reshef and Ashoka Scandinavia Director Maja Frankel University of the People is pleased to share with you the latest engagement efforts of UoPeople President Shai Reshef to reach students in need. Recently, President Reshef was at the … Continue reading

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UoPeople Upgrades Student Learning Management System!

University of the People is pleased to announce we have officially upgraded the University of the People’s Student Learning Management System (Moodle) from version 1.9 to version 2.3. This is a significant upgrade which is now live! If you are … Continue reading

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You’re Invited! Join us at the UoPeople Around the Clock Admissions Open House

  Have you ever wondered about UoPeople’s tuition-free education? Have you been curious about how to apply? How long it takes to apply? Is the IELTS or TOEFL required? What is the Accelerated English program? What qualifies you for admission? … Continue reading

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UoPeople Continues to Stand Behind Haiti

Rapidly approaching is the anniversary of the Haitian earthquake of 2010. This catastrophic event on January 12th claimed 316,000 lives and the homes of 1,000,000 victims. The destruction from the earthquake was cataclysmic in every way possible. The event can … Continue reading

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The Growing Support for Online Education

Online education is quickly becoming the new form of learning. In the past ten years, online courses and programs have increasingly been developed and are continuously progressing in traditional and innovative academic programs alike. Based on Babson’s Survey Research, it … Continue reading

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