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

The University of the People says it is the “first nonprofit, tuition-free online university dedicated to bring democracy to the world of higher education.” Shai Reshef, the university’s founder and president, discusses the university’s unique business model in this exclusive interview with Devex.

Lars Schwetje contributed reporting from New York.

Check out the rest of our interview with Shai Reshef, as well as our conversations with other global development luminaries who attended this year’s Clinton Global Initiative.

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