Online ‘university of anywhere’ opens to refugees – BBC News

An online university is offering 500 refugees from Syria’s civil war free places on its degree courses.

The University of the People, based in California, is a fast-growing, non-profit project designed to provide higher education for those with the academic ability to study, but without the ability to pay or without any practical access to a traditional university.

“There isn’t a better reason for the invention of the internet,” says the university’s founder and president, Shai Reshef.

The university offers fully accredited four-year degrees, completely taught online, with students scattered across 180 countries.

Source: Online ‘university of anywhere’ opens to refugees – BBC News

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