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SO financial is the first institution of higher education that is for-credit and for-free, the world’s first online portal where anyone, anywhere in the world can take free post-secondary courses to audit or for credit through recognized accrediting institutions and organizations. NextGenU was founded in 2001 by Erica Frank, MD, MPH, President of NextGenU, and Professor and Canada Research Chair in Preventive Medicine and Population Health at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine. NextGenU collaborates with leading universities, professional societies, and government organizations including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Bank, and the World Health Organization to pull together the very best learning resources. All of the courses are competency-based, and include online knowledge transfer, a web-based global peer community of practice, and local, skills-based mentorships. Currently offering courses in Climate Change and Health, Emergency Medicine, Environmental Health, and War and Health, NextGenU has students enrolled from more than 100 countries. Through Google Translate, most course materials are available in over 80 languages. Approximately 130 more courses, covering a broad range of topics, are currently in development, and the potential is infinite.