UN announces launch of world’s first tuition-free, online university

University of the People

This UN university will be done at “minimal cost by using open-source technology, open course materials, e-learning methods and peer-to-peer teaching.”

There are small fees to join and to take tests. Other than that it’s free. Founder Shai Reshef put up $1 million of his own money to start it, and says it will be self-sufficient once it has 15,500 students.

Best of all is the name- University of the People.


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