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McKinsey Logo McKinsey & Company

The $4,000 Bachelor's Degree

Published: May 2014






 Nigeria Spur



US News and WorldU.S. News & World Report

Why Online Education May Drive Down the Cost of Your Degree

By: Devon Haynie

Published: June 3, 2014





CHEACHEA International Quality Group

Nigerian TribuneNigerian Tribune

Online model for tertiary education can solve varsity seats shortage 

By: Ruth Olurounbi

Published: May 30, 2014



The BBC Mundo media logoBBC Mundo

La Universidad Virtual Donde Los Titulos Son Gratis

By: Jane Wakefield

Published: May 10, 2014




The BBC media logoBBC News

University of the People - Where Students Get Free Degrees

By: Jane Wakefield

Published: May 7, 2014


US World and News Report logoU.S. World and News Report

Gauge the Cost of an Online Degree From a U.S. College

By: Devon Haynie

Published: April 25, 2014


NationsWell logoNationSwell

Can Higher Education Be Free?

By: Zoe Greenberg

Published: April 10, 2014


Forbes logoFast Company

This Woman Spent Zero Dollars on Her Accredited Bachelor's Degree

By: Sarah Kessler

Published: April 10, 2014


Borgen MagazineBorgen Magazine

University of the People: Educating the World's Poor

By: Sam Preston

Published: April 8, 2014

The National media logoThe National

Offering Free College to Some of the World's Poorest Students

By: Sophie Quinton

Published: March 31, 2014

The Christian Science Monitor Media Logo

The Christian Science Monitor

Shai Reshef is Bringing the University to the People

By: Gregory M. Lamb

Published: March 20, 2014





University Business media logoUniversity Business

University of the People Accredited in the US

By: Hannah Oakman

Published: March 5, 2014


Academic Group Media logo

Academica Group

UoPeople gains American Accreditation 

Published: March 4, 2014

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Ponte Al Dia

Redefining the Cost of Higher Education

By: Christine Killion

Published: March 3, 2014

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Times Higher Education

University of the People Gains Accreditation

By: Chris Parr

Published: March 2, 2014



Meet the Man Leading the Online Education Revolution

By: Asher Schechter

Published: March 1, 2014


Epoch Times

Free Online University Receives Accreditation

By: Jeffrey Thompson

Published: February 22, 2014


University World News media logo
University World News
'People's' University Receives Accreditation
Published: February 21, 2014


Washington Square News Media Logo

Washington Square News

NYU Supports University of the People, free online education

By: Mimi McCann

Published: February 21, 2014


EduWest Media LogoEduWest

University of the People Receives Accreditation

By: Kirsten Winkler

Published: February 17, 2014



Inside Higher Ed Logo

Inside Higher Ed

UoPeople earns Accreditation, Challenging View That Agencies Stifle Innovation

By: Doug Lederman

Published: February 17, 2014


The Chronicle of Higher Education media logo

The Chronicle of Higher Education

U of the People Announces That it has Received Accreditation

By: Charles Huckabee

Published: February 14, 2014



The New York Times media logo
The New York Times

Free Online University Receives Accreditation in Time for Graduating Class of 7

By: Tamar Lewin

Published: February 13, 2014

Skilled UP media logo


The Executive Director of the DETC Mentioning UoPeople

By: Robert McGuire

Published: February 2014


New Forage Media logo

News Forage

University of the People receives accreditation to award degrees

Published: February 2014

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edSurge News

Free Online University Gets Accredited

Published on: February 17, 2014


Tuition-Free University Receives Accreditation 

By: Jake New

Published: February 14, 2014

Hack Education 

The University of the People has received accreditation

By: Audrey Watters

Published: February 14, 2014

Inside Higher Ed

U. of People Wins Accreditation

Published: February 14, 2014 

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

With Accreditation, Free Online University Plans Expansion

Published: February 14, 2014

CNBC Africa


By Samantha Loring

Aired: December 12, 2013


IT Web

University of the People recruits SA students

By Joanne Carew

Published: November 21, 2013 

The New York Times - Education Life

The Value  of a Free Degree

By Laura Pappano

Published: November 1, 2013


4Afrika Scholarship 

By: BBC Staff

Aired: August 13, 2013 


The Seattle Times

Microsoft announces scholarship for students in Africa

By: Janet I. Tu

Published: August 12, 2013 



Shai Reshef: Educating a planet and championing a needed solution

By: Yashivan Govender

Published: July 12, 2013


Southeast Asia Globe

School’s out…

By: Charlie Lancaster

Published: July 9, 2013


The evolllution

Low-Cost Providers Force Traditional Institutions to Rethink Pricing Models

By: Evolllution staff

Published: June 25, 2013



 'Ok, it's free, and I get a university degree'

By: Emil Rottbøll

Published: May 29, 2013


'I will show the world that there is an alternative'

By: Emil Rottbøll

Published: May 29, 2013




10 Things I Learned at Skoll World Forum 2013

By: Mark Cheng

Published: April 19, 2013





The New Indian Express

She Helps Edit Your Work for Free

By: Shilpa Vasudevan

Published: April 8, 2013




Times Higher Education

University of the People on course for stability

By: Chris Parr

Published: March 21, 2013

Kyk Net

Dagbreek: 15 Maart 2013 – Shai Reshef

By: Kyk Net Staff

Published: March 15, 2013


Svt Nyheter

Han vill förändra världen med delad kunskap

By: Andreas Liebermann

Published: February 15, 2013

Channel 4 TV | Sweden

Fri utbildning åt alla på nätet

By: Channel 4

Published: February 12, 2013


University of the People erbjuder gratis universitetsutbildning globalt

By: Rebecca Lamptey

Published: February 12, 2013

Reach for Change

Veckans inspiration: University of the People och Innovation Utopia

By: Innovation Utopia Staff

Published: February 12, 2013

Parade Magazine | USA

Parade Picks - Education for All

By: Parade Staff

Published: January 27, 2013

Today's Campus | USA

UoPeople, First Non-Profit Online University, Launches Scholarship Fund for All Undocumented Students in the US

By: Today's Campus Staff

Published: January 8, 2013

Washington Times Communities

Shai Reshef explains how he built world's first tuition-free university

By: Joseph Cotto

Published: December 19, 2012



Washington Times Communities

Shai Reshef, founder of the University of the People: Changing face of college education

By: Joseph Cotto

Published: December 18, 2012



UpStart Business Journal

These 18 entrepreneurs can claim the special title of 'global thinker'

By: Laura Baverman

Published: November 27, 2012



Foreign Policy Magazine

The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers

By: Foreign Policy Staff

Published: November 26, 2012



Ynet logoידיעות אחרונות

מי גאון של ישראל

By: איתמר אייכנר

Published: November 24, 2012



Yorokobu | Spain

University of the People: educación universitaria para bolsillos con telarañas

By: David Garcia

Published: November 8, 2012


O Estado de S.Paulo | Brazil

Universidade virtual 'descobre' o Brasil

By: Sergio Pompeu

Published:October 22, 2012

Devex International Development

Self-sustaining, tuition-free: How University of the People does it

By: Rolf Rosenkranz

Published: October 22, 2012

Huffington Post | USA

Mainframe vs. Personal Computer? Or Higher Education in the 21st Century

By: Marybeth Gasman

Published: October 8, 2012

Smart Planet | USA

Q&A: Shai Reshef, president of University of the People

By: Christina Hernandez Sherwood

Published: September 10, 2012

New York Times

Online School Offers Degrees and Empathy


Published: September 2, 2012


NPR - National Public Radio

Online University For All Balances Big Goals

By: Claudio Sanchez

Published: August 27, 2012



DLD Conference

Shai Reshef: “Educate Many and You Can Change the World”

By: Beatrice Jeschek

Published: July 19, 2012



Die alles wollende Superfrau

By: Sueddeutsche Staff

Published: July 12, 2012


The Chronicle of Philanthropy | USA

Harnessing the Internet to Provide Low-Cost Higher Education

By: Nicole Wallace

Published: July 13, 2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education | USA

An Entrepreneurial Approach to Reforming Higher Education

By: Ben Wildavsky

Published: June 7, 2012


The Chronicle of Higher Education | USA

NYU Dean to Devote His Sabbatical to Expanding U. of the People

By: Peter Monaghan

Published: May 6, 2012


Big Think  | USA

Coursera, edX, Khan Academy, UoPeople - Are the Floodgates for Free Education finally open?

By: Kirsten Winkler

Published: May 3, 2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education | USA

Higher-Ed Leaders to Advise Tuition-Free U. of the People

By: Chronicle Staff

Published: May 2, 2012


Gulf News | United Arab Emirates

The underprivileged can now dream of higher education

By: Rania Moussly

Published: April 1, 2012


The Guardian | UK

Disruptive technologies in higher education: adapt or get left behind

By: Matthew Draycott

Published: March 21, 2012


Financial Times  | Global

Non-profit offerings: Options expand for those who find paying a problem

By: Wai Kwen Chan

Published: March 12, 2012


Wired Academic | Online

Interview: UoPeople Founder Shai Reshef On Edu Tech, Free Tuition & P2P Learning

By: Paul Glader

Published: March 5, 2012


BBC One Planet  | UK

Episode: The New Town Nobody Wanted

By: BBC One Planet Staff

Published: February 25, 2011



Wired  | UK

Magazine The Smart List 2012: 50 people who will change the world

By: Wired UK Staff

Published: January 24, 2012

Washington Post  | USA

College for Nothing, or Next to Nothing

By: Daniel de Vise

Published: January 20, 2012



PC Magazine  | USA

10 Excellent, Free Online Education Resources

By: Jennifer Bergen

Published: January 20, 2012




Mashable.com | Global

Traditional Higher Ed Opens Doors for Tuition-Free Online University

By Sarah Kessler

Published: June 29, 2011



The Washington Post |  USA
University of the People: Tuition-Free Higher Education 

By Daniel de Vise

Published: June 14,  2011 



The New York Times  |  USA

Partnership to Further Global Quest by N.Y.U.

By Tamar Lewin

Published: June 9,  2011 



Mashable  | USA

The Case for the Virtual Classroom

By Sarah Kessler 
Published: January 3, 2011 



Renascenca  | Portugal
University of the People Arrives in Haiti

By Ricardo Conceição

Published: November 26, 2010 



Mashable  | USA

How Online Classrooms Are Helping Haiti Rebuild Its Education System

By Sarah Kessler 
Published: November, 2010



Expanding Access to Education in Africa

October 25, 2010–11–09 
Blog by: Shai Reshef



BizEd Magazine  | USA
Can a Free Online University Work?
October 2010




Sigma Live  | Greece
Another Humane American
By: THE DIMITRI A. Filippidis
Published: October 24, 2010 



Haaretz  | Israel
Shai Reshef, the Israeli who founded an online university is in the list of top 100 “game changers.”
By: Natasha Mosgovia
Published: October 22, 2010   




Huffington Post  | USA

100 Game Changers, Millions of Votes, Here Are Your Ultimate 12

By Arianna Huffington

Published: October 21, 2010 



eCampus News | USA

Free Online School Coming to Some in Haiti

By Dennis Carter

Published: September 21, 2010



Gather: Fresh Perspective | USA

Clinton to Help Set up Online University for Students in Haiti

By Tracy Lynn Cook 

Published: September 20, 2010 



Business Review | USA

UoPeople Will Provide Higher Education in Haiti

By Nadia Ibanez

Published: September 20, 2010 





Huffington Post  | USA

Who Is The Ultimate Game Changer In Education?

Published: September 15, 2010 




Alriyadh | Saudi Arabia
E-Learning: University of the People without fees

By d. Caliph India

Published: September 4, 2010 



Nasdaq | USA 

University of the People Rings The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

Published: August 17, 2010



The Chronicle | USA

Online University Aims to Build Sites in 6 Developing Countries

By Kelly Truong

Published: July 22, 2010




GlobalShift Talks with University of the People

By Gabi Moore

Published: July 9, 2010



New University

New School Tuition: $0.00

By Natalie Quach

Published: May 3, 2010





The New York Times  |  USA
An Open Mind
By Katie Hafner 
Published: April 18, 2010



The Huffington Post  |  USA
Get a College Education for Free
By Esther Wojcicki 
Published: April 15, 2010


The Jakarta Post  |  USA
Happiness, positive psychology and liberated learning

By Jennie S. Bev
Published: April 15, 2010



Media Berkman, Harvard University  |  USA
Shai Reshef on Educating the Many, Not the Few
Published: April 13, 2010




American Chronicle  |  USA


By Kanini Evans Kariuki

Published: April 11, 2010




Cultumedia Magazine  |  Italy 
University of the People, la nuova Università

By Viviana Lucca
Published: March 19, 2010



FT.com  |  USA
School profile: An online opportunity for those who lack alternatives

By Wai Kwen Chan

Published: March 15, 2010





Global University Eliminates Barriers To Education
By Larry Abramson
Published: March 10, 2010




InnovCity  |  USA
The first universal university opens its doors
by Elsa Sidawy
Published: March 05, 2010




Tuition-free, online education? Try University of the People
By Steve Kolowich
Published: February 22, 2010



Inside Higher ED  |  USA
AGreat Experiment
By Steve Kolowich
Published: February 22, 2010



People of the Year: Shai Reshef 
By Jeffrey Allen
Published: February 11, 2010



Tuition-Free University Gains a Following 
By Alison Damast
Published: February 08, 2010



Oneworld  |  USA
People of 2009: Shai Reshef
By Jeffrey Allen
Published: February 04, 2010



Wandering Educators | USA
University of the People: Expanding the Global Reach of Higher Education 
By Dr. Jessie Voigts 
Published: February 01, 2010



Goodlifer  |  
University of the People
By Johanna Björk
Published: January 27, 2010



To Bhma oline | Greek
Tuition-Free University Gains a Following
By To Vima 
Published: January 21, 2010




BusinessWeek  |  USA

Tuition-Free University Gains a Following 
By Alison Damast
Published: January 21, 2010


eSchool News
Free online university gets high first marks
By Dennis Carter
Published: December 23, 2009



New York Post  |  USA
Sweet, sweet charity 
By Don Kaplan 
Published: December 12, 2009



The New York Times  |  USA
Virtual Classrooms Could Create a Marketplace for Knowledge
By Anand Giridharadas 
Published: November 6, 2009



Convene Magazine | USA
Leading by Example
By Barbara Palmer
Published: October 2009



Guardian | UK
Look! No fees.
By Harriet Swain
Published: October 6, 2009


Tonic.com | USA
Democratizing Diplomas
By Kendall Hunter 
Published: October 5, 2009


Campus Technology | USA   
Breaking Down the Traditional Barriers to Education 
By Bridget McCrea 
September 23, 2009




Colombian National Public Radio | Columbia
The Vuelo Nocturno Show
By Hernán Restrepo
Published  Broadcast September 18, 2009


dantri.com.vn | Vietnam 
Đi học trên mạng xã hội 
By Thứ Hai
Published: September 14, 2009



Published: September 11, 2009



CNN.com/technology | Global
Social networks provide new lessons in learning 
By Lara Farr
Published: September 10, 2009




Dailytexanonline.com | USA
University of the People delivers college classes using social networks 
By Lena Price 
Published: September 2, 2009

Men's Health Magazine | USA
Smart People Study Up in a Downturn -Go New School
By Kenna Caprio
Published: September 2009




FastCompany.com | Global
How Web-Savvy Edupunks Are Transforming American Higher Education 
By Anya Kamenetz 

September 2009 Issue


Mashable.com | Global
What is the Future of Teaching?
By Josh Catone 
Published: August 31, 2009




The Chronicle of Higher Education | Global
New Tuition-Free 'University of the People' Tries to Democratize Higher Ed
By Marc Parry
Published: August 26, 2009


Blog Talk Radio | USA 
Joy Keys with Shai Reshef and University of the People
Broadcast August 22, 2009



Business Standard | India
World's first tuition fee-free varsity to start operation soon 
By Press Trust of India
Published: August 16, 2009



Thedailycougar.com | Global
Non-proft institution aims to develop minds in underdeveloped nations, improve employment
By Larissa Gonzalez
Published: August 4, 2009


ecampusnews.com | Global
Scholars try tuition-free online colleges 
By Dennis Carter
Published: July 31, 2009



NPR News Radio | Global
By Robin Young
Broadcast July 30, 2009



Mashable.com |  Global
In the Future, the Cost of Education Will Be Zero 
By Josh Caton
Published: July 24, 2009



derstandard.at |  Austria
Unter anderen Umständen hätten diese Menschen studiert
Published: July 16, 2009



thejakartapost.com |  Indonesia
Learning goes the distance
By Anissa S. Febrina 
Published: July 14, 2009


www.itweb.co.za |  South Africa
Africa embraces online university 
By Jacob Nthoiwa 
Published: July 10. 2009



Le Monde.fr |  France

University of the people se veut mondiale, gratuite, accessible à distance
By Catherine Rollot
Published: July 7, 2009


CLO.com |  USA
Power to the People
By Mike Prokopeak
                                                                  Published: June 2009


Mundo Mexico |  Mexico
By Gabriela Gutierrez
Published: June 16, 2009


psfk.com |  UK
UN Opens a Tuition-Free University
Published: June 12, 2009


turnto10.com |  USA
The Buzz: June 8
By Dan Jaehnig
Broadcast June 8, 2009


futuregov.net |  Global
World’s first tuition-free online university opens
By Kelly Ng
Published: June 2009


Yazhou Zhoukin | China
委國總統推銷山寨手機強調保密 中國提供技術只售十五美元
Published May 31, 2009

Bizcommunity.com | Africa
Tuition-free online university for developing countries
By Shefali Lall
Published May 29, 2009


fisz.hu | Hungary
Published May 27, 2009


globestv.com  |  Israel
שי אגסי ושי רשף בדירוג היצירתיים בעולם
By Ron Schwartz
Published May 27, 2009



oktatas.origo.hu  |  Hungary
Megnyílt az első ingyenes online egyetem
Published May 26, 2009


Punt.avans.nl  |  Netherlands
Betalen voor gratis universiteit
Published May 25, 2009


ujfelvi.felvi.hu   |  Hungary
Online egyetem tandíj nélkül
Published May 24, 2009



rr.pt   |  Portugal
Published May 24, 2009



Digital Opportunity Channel  |  South Asia
World’s first tuition-free, online university
Published May 22, 2009


Newsyemen.net  |  Yemen
الأمم المتحدة تعلن عن أول جامعة إلكترونية مجانية 
Published May 22, 2009


Vietnamnet.vn  |  Vietnam
Trường ĐH không thu học phí tuyển sinh tháng 5
Published May 21, 2009



Silicon News LogoSiliconnews.es  |  Spain
Naciones Unidas lanza la Universidad del Pueblo, virtual y gratuita
Published May 21, 2009


Aeiou.exdpresso.pt  |  Portugal
By Maria Luísa Vasconcelos
Published May 21, 2009



UPI.com  |  USA
U.N. announces first free e-university
Published May 20,2009



egovmonitor.com  |  Global

UN announces launch of world's first tution free online university
Published May 20, 2009

China News logoChinaview.cn  |  China
Chinese students rally behind world's first tuition-free online university 
May 20,2009



Angop Angop Internacional  |  Angola
Nações Unidas apresenta a primeira universidade global online e de matrícula gratuita 
Published May 20, 2009


Mouse.cl  |  Chile
La ONU crea Universidad online gratuita
Published May 20. 2009


SlawSlaw.ca  |  Canada
By Simon Fodden
Published May 20, 2009



Peru.comPeru.com  |  Peru
ONU presenta primera universidad global online en todo el mundo
                                                                  Published May 20, 2009


Emtemporeal.com.br  |  Brazil
ONU cria universidade virtual para países em desenvolvimento
May 20, 2009


CompulentaNet.compulenta.ru  |  Russia
ООН открыла университет в Интернете
By Elvira Koshkina
Published May 20, 2009



UN announces free on-line university 
Published May 20, 2009



WallaWalla.co.il  |  Israel
האו"ם פתח אוניברסיטה באינטרנט
Published May 20, 2009

Business IntelligenceBi-me.com  |  Middle East
Business Intelligence Middle East
Published May 20,2009

Fast Company  |  USA
Educational Entrepreneur, Most Creative Person Shai Reshef 
Gets Round of Applause at the UN 
By Anya Kamenetz
May 19, 2009



UN News CentreUN News Centre  |  Global
UN announces launch of world’s first tuition-free, online university
May 19, 2009



Telegraf.lv  |  Russia
В Калифорнии открыт онлайн-вуз для бедных
Published May 19, 2009
By Olga Portnova



Zhnews.net  |  China
By Yan
Published May 18, 2009


PodiiPodii  |  Ukraine
В США открылся международный онлайн-университет для бедных
Published May 18, 2009



Big5.ce.cn  |  China
May 18, 2009



Rian.ru  |  Russia
В США открылся почти бесплатный университет
Piblished: May 18, 2009



Sydney Morning Herald  |  Australia
Israeli starts 1st tuition-free online university
By Jamal Halaby
Published May 17, 2009



Yam News   |  China
Published May 17, 2009


Gulfnews.com  |  Middle East
Giving the poor a hand through education 
By Francis Matthew
Published: May 17, 2009


Yonhapnews.co.kr  |  Korea
Published: May 17, 2009



Haaretz.com  |  Israel
Israeli founds world's first tuition-free online university 
Published May 17, 2009



Manbaralrai.com  |  Jordan
جامعة أمريكية الكترونية مجانية للفقراء ومؤسسها يروج لها
Published  May 15, 2009



Fast Company  |  USA
The 100 Most Creative People in Business
Published May 15, 2009


Inc.comInc.com  |  USA
By Nicole Marie Richardson
Published April 20, 2009


USNews.com  |  USA
Broadcast March 25, 2009


About.com  |  USA
By Jamie Littlefield
Published March 13, 2009


Hacking Education  |  USA 
March 6, 2009


InsideHigherEd.com  |  USA
By Scott Jaschik
Published March 5, 2009





Los Angeles Times |  USA 

Pasadena Based Plan for Online University Draws Interest 
By Raja Abdulrahim
Published: February 25, 2009



ABC News  |  USA
ABC News on University of the people 
By Viviana Hurtado
Broadcast February 18, 2009


Pocitace.sme.sk  |  Slovakia
Diplom zadarmo a online
By Zuzana Hošalová
Published February 17, 2009



Brown Daily HeraldThe Brown Daily Herald  |  USA
People U. brings college to the masses
By Ellen Cushing
Published February 11, 2009



Mental FlossMentalFloss.com  |  USA
By David K. Israel
Published February 4, 2009



ARS TechnicaARS Technica  |  USA 
Internet connection + English = college degree  
By Nate Anderson
Published: February 1, 2009



University World NewsUniversity World News  |  Global
US: Blackboards without borders
By Geoff Maslen
Published: February 1, 2009


TheMarker  |  Israel
תן לעכבר ללכת במקומך לאוניברסיטה
Published January 29, 2009


Educational Imaginations  |  USA
By Gary Lewis
Published January 28, 2009


Admissions open: Virtual varsity just a click away 
By Tamar Lewin
Published January 28, 2009

The Chronicles of Higher Education  |  USA
New Low-Cost University Plans to Use Social-Networking Tools
By Jeffrey R. Young
Posted January 27, 2009



News/Talk WJR (ABC News)  |  USA
Interested in a free on-line University? Shai Reshef explains more...
Mitch Albom Interviews 
Broadcast: January 27, 2009



Spiegel OnlineSpiegel.de   |  Germany
Israeli will kostenlose Online-Uni gründen
By Von Christian Stöcker
Published January 27,2009

International Herald Tribune
  |  USA
On the Internet, a university without a campus 
By Tamar Lewin
Published: January 25, 2009



The New York Times  |  USA
Israeli Entrepreneur Plans a Free Global University That Will Be Online Only 
By Tamar Lewin
Published: January 25, 2009



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