For over 15 years, Shai has worked to break down the geographical and financial barriers to educational access. He believes that access to education and freedom of information are human rights and has unwavering faith in the natural willingness of people to help one another. Today, Shai is the founder and president of the University of the People, the worlds first tuition-free global online university specifically created to serve poor, remote, and disadvantaged populations. As a pioneer in the emerging field of free online education, Shai hopes to give people solutions to transform society by combining entrepreneurship, education, and political activism. UoPeople currently serves students from 49 countries. With operations currently housed in Tel Aviv, Shai envisions global offices in California, India and Africa.