Former U.S. President Bill Clinton visited Universidad Interamericana de Panamá (UIP) and spoke to hundreds of students, faculty and local government leaders to commemorate the opening of the university's innovative new campus in Panama City.
The campus, the newest and most modern educational facility in the country, includes state of the art laboratories, classrooms, and health science clinics. Programs in each of the university's seven academic divisions, architecture, business, engineering and systems, health sciences, hospitality management, law, and maritime and port management, will be delivered to more than 10,000 students at the campus, which leverages efficient architectural design and solar energy to minimize the use of electricity. It was officially inaugurated in March 2015 in a ceremony attended by Panama’s Minister of Education, Marcela Paredes, and the vice president of Panama, Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado.
As Honorary Chancellor of the Laureate International Universities network, President Clinton advises Laureate on social responsibility, youth leadership and increasing access to higher education. He has spoken to tens of thousands of students and faculty members at 18 other institutions in the Laureate network, including institutions in Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Germany, Honduras, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and the United States. This was President Clinton’s first visit to UIP.