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Behind the Scenes: The Udemy Story

Thank you for inspiring millions of students around the globe!

We’re thrilled instructors like you have joined our mission of helping students improve their lives through learning. Without you, we would not be able to empower more than 15 million students on the world’s largest online learning marketplace.

Can you believe Udemy turns seven this year? We wanted to celebrate the milestones we’ve reached over the years.

Our origins
The inspiration for Udemy began in a small village in Turkey where our founder, Eren Bali, grew up frustrated by the limitations of being taught in a one-room school house. Teaching himself math through resources online, he learned his way to the International Math Olympiad where he earned a silver medal. Realizing the potential of learning on the internet, Eren partnered with like-minded co-founders Oktay Caglar and Gagan Biyani, and set out to make quality education more accessible so that others can change their lives, too.

Enriching lives
Today, Udemy is an online global marketplace for learning and teaching where more than 15 million students are mastering new skills and achieving their goals by learning from an extensive library of over 45,000 courses taught by you, our expert instructors. Thank you for the time and effort you give to millions of students around the world.

Global reach
Udemy is accessible to people everywhere. With two-thirds of our students outside
the U.S. and courses in more than 80 languages, Udemy students live in every country in the world.

You have helped make all this possible. Help us grow and follow Eren’s footsteps to provide resources to students anywhere at anytime by continuing to publish courses and inspire students.

Check out the the impact you’re making by logging into your instructor dashboard.