United Nations, New York: Press Conference on first-ever tuition-free global online university, May 19, 2009

This provides more information on Shai Rashef’s University of the People, including the names of its Advisory Committee, its (very low cost) fees, admission requirements, mode of operation (heavily dependent on free content), its intial cost, and its first students. Enrolment is now open.

Thanks to Natalie Drache for this item.


  1. I happen to read the news article and i feel that its a very good initiative. Yet, i want to understand how effective will open source learning be?

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