Wednesday, 20 May 2009
University of the People is free
Technology Review reports that there is a new online university called "University of the People" that offers a tuition-free education. Shai Reshef, the Israeli entrepreneur who founded the UoP, says he hopes the effort will expand education to less fortunate people around the world. So far there are 150 people from 35 countries enrolled in the university that offers undergraduate degrees in business administration and computer science in English. Mr. Reshef said he hopes to have 15,000 people enrolled within 4 years. The university is seeking accreditation in the United States.