January 2017


Overwhelming Support for UoPeople

Hello <<First Name>>,

We are very excited to start the new year with additional amazing support!
We are extremely honored to welcome four new members to University of the People’s President’s Council: Duke University President, Richard H. Brodhead; Boston University President, Robert Brown; Vassar College President Emerita, Catharine Hill; and Columbia University President Emeritus, George Erik Rupp.

We are also proud to have received great support for our efforts in war-torn
Syria from the Honorable Gordon Brown, who wrote an article about
UoPeople’s students in Aleppo!

We are delighted to have overwhelming support of our mission, which cannot be manifested more than through our efforts to provide accessible, affordable higher education to marginalized communities, such as refugees, displaced persons, and people who suffer from war, like our students in Aleppo. They deserve this more than anyone else in the world.

Best regards for the New Year,

Shai Reshef
University of the People


UoPeople Welcomes Distinguished New Supporters

We are delighted to welcome our newest
distinguished members to the UoPeople team.

Duke University President,
Richard H. Brodhead

Vassar College President Emerita,
Catharine Hill
Boston University President,
Robert Brown 

Columbia University President Emeritus, George Erik Rupp 
Gordon Brown Extends Support to UoPeople

Amidst the ruins and catastrophe of Aleppo, Syria, we have a group of determined
students who are currently going to great lengths to keep up with their studies with us. We are indebted to the Honorable Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and Chair of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity.

By drawing attention to this group of students who study with UoPeople in spite
of the war in his widely-read article,
Educating Syria’s Rebuilders”, Mr. Brown has brought attention to the extremely challenging and desperate situation of the people of Aleppo. In doing so, he has unequivocally helped spread the word about the significant work UoPeople is doing by opening the gates to higher education for all qualified students particularly populations in dire need of accessible and affordable higher education, in order to rebuild their futures.


We are very proud to have been recently featured in his article:

" In Aleppo, the devastated Syrian city and former rebel stronghold that has now been retaken by Syrian government forces, there was a glimmer of hope even as the bombs were falling. Amid the ruins, learning endured, as 15 young Syrians prepared for their university exams.
They could not walk to a college campus, because so many of the country’s universities have been reduced to rubble. But they could still earn their degrees, thanks to a unique online program made available by the University of the People (UoPeople)."

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How You Can Support UoPeople

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