University of the People

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University of the People


Shai Reshef


"Education, just like democracy, should be a right, not a privilege,” said Shai Reshef, Founder and President, University of the People. “With a few keystrokes, UoPeople takes the concept of social networking and applies it to academia, providing a global chalkboard for all students.”


University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first tuition-free online university dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education.

This tuition-free university embraces the worldwide presence of the Internet and dropping technology costs to bring tuition-free university-level studies within reach to millions of people across the world.

With the support of respected academics, humanitarians and other visionaries, UoPeople’s student body will represent a new wave in global education.