Since the project's inception, UoPeople has continued to provide tuition-free higher education to individuals around the world.
For these individuals, there are no other alternatives available to them to continue their education. Individuals such as Mary, who survived many hardships as a single mother in Tanzania; Naylea, who is confined to a wheelchair and cannot find a handicap accessible university nearby; Sebukware, who survived the Rwandan genocide and Valery, who lost almost everything in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti – all of these deserving individuals lack the ability to receive higher education and an improved future without UoPeople. Knowing of these individuals, whose lives have been changed, and will continue to be changed in the future, is what fuels UoPeople.
UoPeople's impact on the world was recognized in November 2012, when its President (and founder) Shai Reshef was nominated as one of Foreign Policy magazine's Top 100 Global Thinkers, for his work on behalf of the University. UoPeople also continued to attract widespread support from around the world, with many new supporters on Facebook and other social media and citations in news publications.
UoPeople also released a report of its activities since inception: UoPeople: The First Three Years.