About Laureate

revised: 14.07.2017

Laureate International Universities is a leading international network of quality, innovative institutions of higher education. The LIU network of nearly 70 accredited campus-based and online universities offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to over 1,000,000 students in 25 countries around the world.

Laureate universities offer hundreds of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in fields including architecture, art, business, culinary arts, design, education, engineering, health sciences, hospitality, information technology, law and medicine. 

President William J. Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, serves as honorary chancellor of the Laureate International Universities network, a role in which he offers advice on social responsibility, youth leadership and increasing access to higher education. 

Laureate is dedicated to helping its students reach their highest potential and supporting their achievement of personal and professional goals. Laureate brings to its universities and students a global perspective blended with a local point of view, creating a truly multicultural, career-oriented educational experience. 

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Presidential Counselor of Laureate International Universities
Ernesto Zedillo, the former president of Mexico, serves as Presidential Counselor of Laureate International Universities. As Presidential Counselor, President Zedillo provides Laureate institutions with insights from his experiences in the policymaking, diplomatic and academic worlds. He also has served Mexico as Secretary of Education; Undersecretary of Budget; and as Secretary of Economic Programming and the Budget.
 

MEMBER UNIVERSITIES AND COUNTRIES

Starting in 1999 with one institution in Spain with approximately 6,000 students, Laureate has grown to today including nearly 70 institutions, 25 countries, campus based and online universities, over 1,000,000 students.

As BİLGİ joined Laureate, BİLGİ students have become a part of a global education network including University of Roehampton in the UK, Kendall College in US, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, San Diego NewSchool of Architecture and Design, Walden University, Business, Information and Technology School in Germany, Universidad Del Valle de Mexico and Universidad Europea de Madrid in Spain.

Countries in Laureate network:

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ASIA PACIFIC
Australia
China
India
Indonesia
Malaysia
New Zealand
Thailand

EUROPE
Cyprus
Germany
Italy
Portugal
Spain
Turkey
United Kingdom

LATIN AMERICA
Brazil
Chile
Costa Rica
Ecuador
Honduras
Mexico
Panama
Peru
Middle East
Jordan
Saudi Arabia
North America
United States
Africa
Morocco
South Africa

 

Centers of Excellence

Laureate has named the best-practice academic programs “Centers of Excellence” and makes these quality programs available to students attending any institution in the network. Laureate has centers of excellence in hospitality management; health sciences; education; and architecture, art, and design. Laureate is one of the top hospitality education providers of the world, with the highly qualified programs offered in partnership with Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School in Australia and Kendall College in the US. In the field of education, many students are pursuing a degree at Walden University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, the center of excellence in education. Students enrolled in Laureate programs in the fields of architecture, art and design are able to receive education at NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego and Santa Fe University of Art and Design in New Mexico; Domus Academy and Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano in Italy; and Universidade Anhembi Morumbi in Brazil; the Media Design School in Auckland, New Zealand; and Pearl Academy in India..

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