University of Hope
The University of the People, founded by Israeli entrepreneur Shai Reshef, is bringing advanced education to third-world countries. Reshef and the University of the People's mission is to provide access to quality education for people all across the planet, regardless of geography, and socio-economic status. This Fall 178 students from over 50 countries began attending the university's online courses--while paying nothing for their tuition costs.
Utilizing a social networking format including online study communities and weekly discussion topics, along with online homework and exams, all a student needs is a proficiency in English and internet access in order to attend the university. For its staff, the UoPeople relies on volunteers, including retired professors, graduate students, and computer specialists. Dubbed the University of Hope, its goal is to change people's lives and provie an option for the millions of people who feel they have no other options.
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