President Bill Clinton Addresses Students and Local Leaders from Universite Internationale de Casablanca on the Occasion of the Announcement of the University's New Campus
BALTIMORE, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- President Clinton addressed university students, members of Morocco's government, prominent business leaders, and respected academic leaders at the Hyatt Regency in Casablanca to acknowledge and celebrate the Universite Internationale de Casablanca (UIC), a Laureate International Universities network institution, on its work in Morocco and its immediate plans to build a new campus. UIC is a pioneering private university in Morocco--and the first in Casablanca--and serves a region that has a large demand for highly skilled workers. The new state-of-the-art campus will be able to accommodate more than 12,000 students and will benefit from its connections with Laureate's other international universities.
UIC was created through a partnership between Laureate and the Societe Maroc Emirats Arabes Unis de Developpement (SOMED) and is committed to advancing Morocco's future by offering the highest quality academic degree programs.
In his address, President Clinton spoke to the students about the bright future of Morocco and about global interdependence and the uniqueness of the Laureate network. "Laureate represents what the 21(st) century world must look like," said President Clinton. "As part of this global university community, you have been given a chance to meet people who are different from you. When you leave here, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the welfare of your nation."
Additionally, President Clinton took questions from students in the audience. In response to a student's question about taking risk and becoming an entrepreneur after graduation, he encouraged her to continue to work hard.
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