On Sunday 3 June 2007, the FIFA President received an honorary degree from the International University in Geneva. "By its own definition, this university welcomes students irrespective of their race, colour, sex, disability (apart from incapacitating disabilities), religion, beliefs, country of origin or ethnicity. A parallel can be drawn with our statutes at FIFA, which endeavour to work according to the same ideals," Blatter underlined.
The presentation of the degree took place at a largeGenevahotel in the presence of students from over 20 different countries. On this great day marking the completion of their studies, they listened attentively to the advice of the FIFA President.