Our Impact - Laureate

Our Impact

For more than 20 years, we have remained committed to making a positive impact in the communities we serve, by providing accessible, high-quality undergraduate, graduate and specialized degree programs.

Message from Laureate’s President and Chief Executive Officer   

We are pleased to present our 2022 Impact Report, which highlights the work we have undertaken to improve the lives of students and the communities we serve.

Access to higher education

Each day, we witness the power of education to change lives. However, we know not everyone has equal access to quality education. In pursuit of our mission to deliver affordable, high-quality education, and delivering our commitment as a Public Benefit Corporation, we were pleased to grant more than $324 million in scholarships and discounts in 2022, to students who may otherwise not be able to access quality education. Many of these scholarships and discounts were granted to first-generation higher education students, who make up approximately 50% of our student population.

To further expand access to quality education, we also maintained a strong focus on facilitating digital and hybrid learning opportunities for students, including those living in regional and remote areas, and for working adults.

Ensuring academic quality

Our institutions continued their unwavering commitment to academic quality during the year. Our four universities in Mexico and Peru are rated 5 Stars in Employability & Inclusiveness in the QS World University Rankings (the global provider of comparative university performance data), while Cibertec remains one of the most recognized institutions offering information technology training and diplomas in Peru, according to a survey by global market research specialist, Ipsos.

I am proud of our dedicated faculty and staff who work hard to deliver high-quality education, to help set our students up for successful careers and lifelong achievement. They are supported by Laureate’s Academic Quality Committee, which ensures the quality of the education programs we deliver remains central to all we do.

Continuing our legacy of impact

Since our inception, Laureate has operated as a purpose-driven organization, committed to improving lives and helping shape a better world. This was evident in 2022, with our institutions across Mexico and Peru making significant contributions to their communities and broader society. This included free and low-cost services provided to vulnerable communities through our student-led health and dental clinics, low-cost veterinary services
provided in campus clinics, and student volunteer service hours that assisted many important community initiatives.

In addition, with a commitment to improving lives, along with a passion for innovation, our faculty and students undertook leading research and developed award-winning, globally recognized, life-changing products, devices, and inventions.

I applaud the collective and individual contributions of the Laureate community, and the progress made with our impact efforts in 2022.

Thank you for taking the time to read this Report. We will continue to share our impact journey with you.

Eilif Serck-Hanssen
President and Chief Executive Officer
Laureate Education, Inc.

Download 2022 Impact Report PDF
Descargue el Reporte de Impacto 2022 en español

We believe in the power of education to change lives. We know that when our students succeed, countries prosper and societies benefit.

In order to help our students prosper, we have granted billions of dollars in student scholarships and discounts.

Social Impact

Laureate’s vision is to improve the lives of students and communities.

In 2022 alone, our students and faculty dedicated over 988,000 volunteer service hours to local communities across Mexico and Peru. Through our local health clinics, they provided more than 161,000 free or low-cost medical and dental services to over 44,000 community members. These efforts highlight the significant impact our students make in their communities, emphasizing the transformative power of education and social responsibility.

Within our institutions, committed students and faculty address pressing societal issues. For example, in Chiapas, Mexico, UVM researchers devised an efficient solar-powered coffee drying system that reduces drying time, supporting the livelihoods of over a million people dependent on coffee production. In Peru, UPN researchers developed Sugon, a solar and tidal energy-driven device that captures harmful ocean microplastics, safeguarding marine life and the food chain. These collaborative endeavors create a lasting impact on people’s lives and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Life-Changing Education

Academic quality and enhanced student outcomes are at the center of everything we do. Through technology-led innovation and collaborative partnerships with industry leaders, we provide our students with programs that are relevant to current and future industry demands. We aim to equip every Laureate student with the skills and knowledge that will make them highly valuable to future employers.

Public Benefit Corporation

Laureate’s longstanding commitment to operating with purpose is evidenced by being the first Public Benefit Corporation publicly listed on any stock exchange in the world. We continually strive to achieve the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability that balances profit and purpose, while also benefitting society.

I firmly believe that education leads women to more and better job opportunities, enabling our personal and professional growth and helping to broaden our vision.

Mitzi Vásquez
Laureate graduate and master’s student