University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s tuition-free, non-profit, online academic institution dedicated to opening access to higher education globally. Based on the principles of e-learning and peer-to-peer learning, coupled with open-source technology and Open Educational Resources, UoPeople is designed to provide access to undergraduate degree programs for qualified individuals, despite financial, geographic or societal constraints.
UoPeople offers Associate and Bachelor degree programs in Business Administration and Computer Science. Founded in 2009 by educational entrepreneur Shai Reshef, UoPeople has partnered with Yale University for research, New York University to accept students and Hewlett-Packard for internships. To date, students from 130 countries have been accepted. The organization has gained the widespread support of leading academics, over 600,000 people on Facebook and media throughout the world.