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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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A letter from Joe Jean – From the Rubble of Haiti, to UoPeople, to NYU Abu Dhabi

  Dear President Reshef, I am writing you to thank you, although a simple thank you cannot convey the overwhelming gratitude I feel. You changed my entire life. I am emotional as I write this because I don’t know if … Continue reading

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UoPeople may have found the next Einstein!

Watch this inspiring talk by UoPeople Founder Shai Reshef to discover more…

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Partnering for Technology and Peace in Palestine

University of the People is pleased to have recently announced moving UoPeople’s IT development into Ramallah, Palestine via a technology partnership with Asal Technologies. Palestine is a region that has been through an enormous amount in the last century, and it … Continue reading

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Philanthropic Giving in Higher Education

Every year, billions are pumped into University Endowment Funds. The $32 billion Harvard has sitting in a bank earned it $6 million every ten hours on interest alone. Recently, University of Southern California (USC) announced a $6 billion dollar fundraising … Continue reading

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Exposure to Diversity and Peace

“The more contact we have with one another and the more we come to understand each other’s values, the greater will be our mutual respect.” – Dalai Lama A couple weeks ago, I attended EMV2011: Third Worldwide Meeting on Human … Continue reading

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Welcome Dr. Preetha Ram – New Dean of General Studies!

UoPeople is pleased to announce Dr. Preetha Ram as University of the People’s new Dean of General Studies. Dr. Ram has significant experience with peer-to-peer learning, international study, and academia. She is an incredible academic pioneer with a passion for … Continue reading

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Inspired Visions of Change

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of joining 1,000 other social entrepreneurs at the Ashoka Changemaker’s Campus on June 21-22 to help design social solutions. … Continue reading

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What’s Next for Haiti?

It’s been a year and half since Haiti’s devastating earthquake where approximately over half a million individuals were either killed or injured and a million were left homeless. A little over thirty days ago, Michel Martelly was inaugurated as Haiti’s … Continue reading

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The Gates Open Further for Students: Collaborating with NYU to Identify Top Students Eligible for Transfer to NYU Abu Dhabi

When I met Shai last year, I told him that we are so committed to his agenda that we have to be partners. Our mission is spreading our education and knowledge, and if we can find some amazing kids from … Continue reading

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