University of Liverpool Partnership

01/05/2007


BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2007--Laureate International Universities, one of the world's largest networks of private higher education institutions, and the University of Liverpool today announced the expansion of a unique partnership to leverage programs and expertise to create the next generation of international programs for students worldwide.

This partnership, which will foster the joint development and sharing of study abroad programs, dual-degrees and curriculum, was created to address the growing global need for students to "internationalize" their education.

Laureate Online Education has served as the e-Learning partner of the University of Liverpool since 1999. Laureate Online Education, which includes Walden University, is Laureate's best-in-class distance education group. Through this relationship, Laureate has developed several international online Masters programs, using specially adapted versions of University of Liverpool campus-taught degrees. By extending its association to campus-based institutions, the Liverpool-Laureate partnership will allow the two institutions to build on their solid relationship and serve a large and growing segment of the population.

Professor Drummond Bone, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Liverpool stated, "Cultural awareness and understanding are critical components to a higher education that leads to successful careers and a better world. Our association with Laureate International Universities seeks not only to increase the number of students who study abroad, but also to dramatically expand the availability of international academic programs for students who may not be able to travel abroad."

Raph Appadoo, Laureate President stated, "Our mission is to expand student access to higher education with a strong commitment to providing students with an international orientation to their chosen field of study. The University of Liverpool shares this belief and is known the world over for its focus and dedication to research and instruction. We are proud to have been selected by Liverpool as its premier partner in international higher education."

The University of Liverpool-Laureate agreement will promote the development of a variety of additional international opportunities:

Study Abroad Opportunities - new study abroad programs for both students of the University of Liverpool and Laureate institutions worldwide.

Summer School at the University of Liverpool - a study abroad program for students at Laureate institutions to perfect their English language skills while earning academic credit during their summer break.

Dual Degrees - programs that provide students the opportunity to earn two degrees by conducting part of their studies at a Laureate institution and the remainder of their studies at the University of Liverpool.

Consulting and Curriculum Design - joint development and sharing of leading curriculum in several fields, including health sciences, information technology and the humanities.

University of Liverpool programs onsite at Laureate Institutions in Europe, Latin America and Asia - expansion of Laureate students' access to the University of Liverpool's world-renowned programs, thus helping students who want the benefit of a UK education but are unable to leave their home country.

About the University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is one of the UK's leading research institutions. It attracts collaborative and contract research commissions from a wide range of national and international organizations valued at more than GBP 100 million annually.

About Laureate Education, Inc.

Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR) is the parent company of Laureate International Universities, one of the world's largest private networks of accredited campus-based and online universities with 25 institutions in 15 countries, offering academic programs to 262,900 students through 58 campuses and online delivery. . Addressing the rapidly growing global demand for higher education, Laureate offers a broad range of career-oriented undergraduate and graduate programs through campus-based universities located in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Through online universities, Laureate offers the growing population of non-traditional, working-adult students the convenience and flexibility of distance learning to pursue undergraduate, master's and doctorate degree programs in major career fields including engineering, education, business, and healthcare. For more information, please visit our website, http://www.laureate.net.


CONTACT: University of Liverpool
Kate Spark
Media Relations Manager
+44 (0) 151 794 2247
kate.spark@liv.ac.uk
or
Laureate International Universities
Christopher Symanoskie
Director, Corporate Communications
+1 410-843-6394
christopher.symanoskie@laureate-inc.com

SOURCE: Laureate Education, Inc.