Who started University of the People?

Founder and President Shai Reshef established University of the People to marry the opportunities between unprecedented access to the Internet, dropping technology costs, and rising tuition fees worldwide. UoPeople is the world’s first tuition-free, online academic institution dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education.
 
The high-quality, low-cost and global educational model embraces the worldwide presence of the Internet and falling technology costs to bring collegiate level studies to even the most remote places on earth. With the support of respected academics, humanitarians and other visionaries, the UoPeople student body represents a new wave in global education.