Honoris is reinforcing its Board of Directors through the appointment of a new Independent Board Member, Mr. Karan Khemka, a global expert on education with over 20 years’ experience as an investor and consultant in emerging markets. His appointment brings increased diversity into the network, with an experience that will enrich the student and academic outcomes. Mr. Khemka is a distinguished speaker at international education summits and is particularly recognized for his expert insight on the importance of international education in a globalized economy.
The Honoris Academic Council will lead the deployment of Honoris’ unique collaborative intelligence model through the co-ownership and sharing of skills and resources across member institutions within the network. The council will also direct a diverse range of programmes including international exchanges, collaborative projects as well as learning environments, physical and digital, enabling Honoris faculty and students to benefit from the sharing of ideas, real-world expertise, and multi-cultural immersion.
Lematin.ma – April 14th, 2019
21st century learning environments / Education For Impact ® by Honoris Staff Writer
Roudani Campus to transform education in Casablanca
The new Roudani campus in Casablanca, Morocco, is the first campus to co-host students from different Honoris member institutions. Uniquely located in the city centre, the campus is open to students of three top institutions, as well as city residents through a programme of open debates and conferences. The 10,000-square-metre space challenges the classical approach to universities, bringing education into today’s Africa by inspiring cross-speciality collaboration, and by supporting innovation through its entrepreneur’s hub.
Education For Impact ® by Honoris Staff Writer
New Council to boost collaborative intelligence
A new Academic Council is expected to further boost idea-sharing and skills transfer among Honoris member institutions. Through an exciting range of programmes, including international exchanges and collaborative projects, Honoris faculty and students will benefit from the sharing of academic practices, real-world expertise, and multi-cultural immersion. The Academic Council will also focus on developing employability centres, innovation LABS and cutting-edge learning environments to ensure Honoris students are strongly competitive in the 21st Century labour markets.
Leveraging knowledge, expertise, and best practices across the continent, the Solar TIGMI project was born out of a collaborative partnership between Honoris institutions in Morocco and in Tunisia
21st century skills / Jobs of Tomorrow by Honoris Staff Writer
Collaborative intelligence in practice
One of our Honoris engineering experts gives insight into how collaborative intelligence can work to great success in designing solutions to real-world problems.
Dr Mohamed Tabaa, Teacher and Director of the LPRI Laboratory at EMSI in Morocco, explains how multinational, multidisciplinary problem-solving is at the heart of an innovative project to design a solar-powered house for the African context. Called Solar TIGMI, the house is an intelligent, 21st century building that is inspired by and respects age-old African design traditions.
Government Minister Mr. Abdelahad Fassi Fihri attends EAC’s first graduation ceremony in Casablanca.
The Casablanca School of Architecture (EAC), a member of Honoris United Universities, has issued its first state-recognized degree to graduates at a ceremony held on Friday, May 3 2019, in the presence of the Minister for National Planning, Urban Planning, Housing and Urban Policy, Mr. Abdelahad Fassi Fihri.