UN Announces Launch of World’s First Tuition-Free, Online University

A leading arm of the United Nations working to spread the benefits of information technology today announced the launch of the first ever tuition-free online university.

For hundreds of millions of people around the world higher education is no more than a dream, Shai Reshef, the founder of the University of the People, told reporters. They are constrained by finances, the lack of institutions in their region, or they are not able to leave home to study at a university for personal reasons.

Mr. Reshef said that this University opened the gate to these people to continue their studies from home and at minimal cost by using open-source technology, open course materials, e-learning methods and peer-to-peer teaching.

Admission opened just over two weeks ago and without any promotion some 200 students from 52 countries have already registered, with a high school diploma and a sufficient level of English as entry requirements.

Read about how the whole system works!

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  1. I WANT TO STUDY IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING BECAUSE I AM VERY FOND OOF STUDY IN ELECTRICAL AND AUTOMATION ENGINEERING BUT I HAVE NO FINANCE TO STUDY IN SUCH

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