The Laureate Network

The Laureate network of more than 75 institutions offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 850,000 students around the world. Our students are part of an international, academic community that spans 29 countries. Our institutions offer more than hundreds of career-focused, undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs.

Our community is vast and diverse, embracing Laureate students, faculty, alumni, families, and the employers who hire our graduates. With a passion for innovation and excellence, Laureate International Universities is making a positive difference in communities around the world. When our students succeed, countries prosper and societies benefit. Together, we are helping to make the world a better place.

Among our institutions ranked as leaders in their field and region are:


  • Universidad Europea de Madrid is the largest private university in Spain. UEM recently received a highly prestigious license to open a medical school, and three of its master’s programs were ranked No. 1 among 250 programs by El Mundo.

  • Glion Institute of Higher Education and Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Switzerland are ranked among the top three hospitality management schools in the world for an international career.

  • École Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur is one of the top 10 private schools of international business in France, according to Le Point magazine. The school also has been ranked among the top 3 business schools in France by Le Parisien.

  • École Centrale d’Electronique is ranked among the top five, 5-year engineering schools in France by Challenges magazine.

  • University of Liverpool, one of the leading universities in the United Kingdom, is the first European university to offer 100 percent online degree programs.

  • Domus Academy, the first post-graduate design school in Italy, is a leading center of design research in industrial creativity, and aesthetic and consumer trends. In 2009, Domus Academy was ranked by Business Week magazine as one of the top design schools in the world.



  • Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) is the first private educator in Australia recognized by the World Tourism Organization’s international education audit system. In a 2011 survey conducted by TNS, the school is ranked as the no.1 international hospitality school for international careers in Australasia / Asia Pacific.

  • Hunan International Economics University, China, is one of the largest and most reputable private universities in China, serving more than 30,000 students.

  • INTI International University & Colleges has been recognized by Malaysia’s minister of education for having the highest number of accredited programs and highest international student enrollment of any institution of higher education in Malaysia.

  • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, affiliated with Laureate through our partnership with Liverpool University, was the first joint-venture university approved by China’s ministry of education.



  • Kendall College is ranked among the top 10 culinary schools in the United States, according to a survey of 150 of the country’s top food journalists and culinary industry leaders. Kendall was awarded the Cordon d’ Or – Gold Ribbon for Cooking School of the Year at the International Culinary Academy Awards 2008.

  • Walden University’s online graduate-level programs are ranked, by enrollment, No. 1 in education and public health, and No. 2 in nursing, according to U.S. News & World Report in April 2009.



  • Universidad del Valle de México, the largest private university in Mexico, has been ranked as one of the top 10 universities in Mexico for five consecutive years by the Reader’s Digest magazine.

  • Universidad Andres Bello, the largest university in Chile, one of the top three private university in Chile according to Qué Pasa magazine, has been singled out by the Institute for Scientific Information as the leader in scientific publications by faculty at a private university in Chile.

  • Universidade Anhembi Morumbi, one of the top three private universities in São Paulo, Brazil, is a pioneer in introducing new technologies (simulators and robots, for example) in medical school training.

  • Business School São Paulo, in Brazil, is ranked as one of the best business schools in Latin America by America Economia magazine. The school’s MBA program was ranked No. 2 in Brazil by two independent publications.

  • Universidad de Las Americas, the second largest university in Chile, is the first school in Chile to receive accreditation by the American Heart Association for CPR training.