To officially commemorate the launch and inaugural year of Torrens University Australia, Laureate's Honorary Chancellor President Bill Clinton addressed hundreds of academic staff, students and industry leaders at the Festival Centre in Adelaide, outlining his future vision for global education.
President Clinton has spoken to tens of thousands of students and academic staff at Laureate International Universities worldwide – however this was the first time he has had the opportunity to address students and academic staff from Laureate’s Australian based institutions including Torrens, the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) and THINK Education.
Linda Brown, chief executive officer of Laureate Australia said, “Laureate International Universities is incredibly honored to have President Bill Clinton at its helm, championing Laureate’s commitment to raise new benchmarks in the higher education sector through ongoing innovation in program content, delivery platforms and teaching technologies that place students, social learning and industry partnerships at its core.”
“Leveraging the strength of its worldwide network, Laureate’s aim is to deliver an international perspective to education and help students achieve and succeed in a global marketplace. Torrens University Australia, BMIHMS and Think Education combine to give the network a significant presence in Australia, which strengthens its ability to fulfil this promise in the Asia Pacific, and beyond.”
Michael Mann, chancellor of Torrens University Australia said, “President Clinton’s presence here today is yet another milestone in what has been an incredibly exciting inaugural year for Torrens University Australia and the launch of its first Australian campus in Adelaide. Torrens is Australia’s newest comprehensive university - the first to open in 20 years – and in line with Laureate’s commitment to innovation in education we are crafting a brand new university model, designed in conjunction with industry, to better meet student and employer needs in the 21st century."
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