Shai Reshef

Shai Reshef

University of the People

Founder and president of University of the People, Shai Reshef is an educational entrepreneur, with over 25 years of experience in the international education market. His TED Talk has reached over 6 million viewers. Reshef was chosen as one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business. He was among Wired Magazine’s 50 People Changing the World and Foreign Policy magazine’s Top Global Thinkers. The Huffington Post named him the Ultimate Game Changer in Education. He was granted a Royal Society of Arts Fellowship. Founded in 2009, the University of the People is the first and only nonprofit, tuition-free, US-accredited online university. UoPeople has academic partnerships with New York University, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of California, Berkeley. Ninety-two percent of UoPeople graduates are employed at such companies as Amazon, Apple, Dell, Deloitte, IBM, Microsoft, and JP Morgan, and at international organizations such as the United Nations and the World Bank. UoPeople is supported by the generosity of individuals and institutions including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Carnegie Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Fondation Hoffmann, and others.

Articles by Shai Reshef


How the Coronavirus is Pushing Higher Education Online

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Countries around the word must rethink the online learning model, argues Shai Reshef, Founder and President of University of the People.