Laureate Brings Renowned World Business Forum to 60,000 Students Around the Globe

BALTIMORE, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, the prestigious World Business Forum is being broadcast to 39 institutions in the Laureate International Universities network in more than 19 countries on October 2 and today on October 3. The two-day webcast will provide more than 60,000 students the opportunity to participate in the event.

In addition to the webcast, 39 undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members from around the world were selected to attend the World Business Forum. Selected students have been interviewing attendees, conducting virtual interviews with those watching from partner universities, providing on-camera observations and encouraging discussions among their fellow viewers. Students were chosen to attend based on their leadership skills and record of academic achievement. The broadcast is conducted through the Laureate Live platform in English with Spanish captions, and participating institutions in the Laureate network have created unique program curricula to complement the event.

"Laureate continuously strives to provide our students with a front-row seat to academically rich content like the World Business Forum," said Douglas L. Becker, Chairman and CEO of Laureate Education, Inc. "We want to give our students access to a world beyond their universities so that they have the necessary tools to be successful upon graduation."

The World Business Forum was created in 2004, and this year's speakers include Jim Collins, author and business thinker; Sir Richard Branson, CEO and chairman of Virgin Group; Ursula Burns, Chairman and CEO of Xerox Corporation and many other distinguished guests.

About Laureate International Universities

Laureate International Universities is a trusted global leader in providing access to high-quality, innovative institutions of higher education. The Laureate International Universities network includes more than 60 accredited campus-based and online universities. Our more than 740,000 students are part of an academic community that spans 29 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa, Asia and the Middle East. 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 management, information technology, law and medicine. President William J. Clinton, 42nd president of the United States, serves as the 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. For more information, visit

SOURCE Laureate Education, Inc.