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What is the University of the People?

Shai Reshef is Founder and President of the University of the People. Founded on the belief that higher education is a basic human right, UoPeople is the first non-profit, tuition-free, American, accredited online university. Dedicated to opening access to higher education globally, UoPeople is designed to help learners overcome financial, geographic, political, and personal constraints keeping them from studies. UoPeople currently serves 137,000 students from over 200 countries. Over 16,500 of these students are refugees. He joins the HEDx podcast in an episode hosted by Martin Betts and Cate Gilpin of Welcoming Universities.