Laureate Heroes

Laureate Heroes presents the stories of extraordinary Laureate students, faculty, and staff who are rising to address and resolve the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, to support, uplift, and empower their communities. From dedicated faculty moving to online for the first time, to medical students and professors at the frontlines of the pandemic, or researchers developing life-saving technology, our Laureate Heroes continue to make a difference in the lives of thousands of men, women, and children in every community we serve and beyond.

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Online Education: Bridging the Generational Divide

Heriberto Arista is a much-loved 94-year-old Professor from UNITEC in Mexico City. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, he transitioned from running his classes on campus, to delivering them online for the first time.

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Answering the Call to Fight COVID-19

Our UNIFACS medical students are literally answering the call to help fight COVID-19. Since March, more than 23,000 Brazilians have received medical advice via a coronavirus enquiry helpline operated by medical students, including those from UNIFACS.

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