Former President of the United States Bill Clinton spoke to more than 500 Universidade Salvador (UNIFACS) students and Brazilian business and government leaders about the important role education will play in securing the country’s place as the hub of Latin America’s economic growth.
"Among the biggest hopes of our time are the capabilities and intellects of young people. I'm pleased that Laureate’s universities are helping empower future leaders here in Brazil and all around the world," President Clinton said.
Universidade Salvador has been consistently ranked among the top private schools in Brazil by Guia Você S/A-Exame, a leading magazine in the country. The Brazilian Bar Association has recognized UNIFAC’s law program as one of the best in the country, and the university’s new medical school has earned high praise as well. UNIFACS serves more than 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students on six campuses in Salvador.
This was President Clinton’s first address to Universidade Salvador students and his fourth visit to Brazil as Honorary Chancellor of Laureate International Universities. In this role, President Clinton provides guidance on social responsibility, youth leadership and expanding access to higher education. He has appeared at Laureate institutions in Peru, Cyprus, Morocco, Spain, Turkey, Malaysia, Honduras and the United States.