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Women’s Leadership

Student Experience / Entrepreneurship by Honoris Staff Writer

A group of outstanding women get an entrepreneurial workout on transforming Africa, one community at a time.

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Education is transformative, that’s Education for Impact

Student Experience by Honoris Staff Writer

We speak to three students who have studied at South Africa’s outstanding management college, MANCOSA, in Durban. Franz Ernst Gertze, CEO at the Namibia Qualifications Authority and a thought leader in education, explains how his MBA broadened his world view and reinforced his focus on making a difference in people’s lives. Financial Accountant Jerusha Naidoo says her MBA elevated her thinking and boosted her confidence while Steven Nemasango tells his moving tale of a long-awaited dream come true when he studied his BCom.

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How Honoris’ 21st Century learning environments help two students feel confident and capable in facing their future

Student Experience / 21st Century Learning Environments by Honoris Staff Writer

Many students find implementing classroom theory in the real world a challenge, which is why Honoris has developed its simulation centres and innovation labs. These labs give you the opportunity to develop deep capabilities in a real-world environment, boosting your confidence and employability. We hear from two students, Houssem Ahmadi practicing Surgical Instrumentation at the Medical Simulation Centre in Tunisia, and Vuyani Dlamini who turns his ideas into reality at the Regent Business School’s iLeadLAB, about how Honoris’ 21st Century learning environments have prepared them for future careers.

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Preparing for our artificially intelligent future

Professor Khaled Ghedira, AI Lab Executive Director at Université Centrale, Tunisia, and artificial intelligence expert, is setting up the country’s first specialised AI lab, to be used by Honoris students and faculty across the continent. In this interview, he calls on educators to prepare students for the upcoming AI explosion so they are ready to face a high-tech future.

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Raising the sciences in africa

In July, Honoris signed an agreement with The Council and Foundation for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings that will allow a delegation of the brightest African researchers in economics and the natural sciences to attend the prestigious annual gatherings held in Germany. The meetings offer delegates exposure to more than 50 of the most brilliant minds on the planet, all Nobel Laureates, as well as hundreds of other outstanding young scientists from 89 countries.

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Honoris opens the largest multi-institution, urban-city campus in Casablanca, Morocco

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.

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Honoris Academic Council to lead collaborative intelligence across network

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.

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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.

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Innovation and collaboration is key to the success of small business development in the digital era

Fourth industrial revolution by Paresh Soni, Associate Director for research at the Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA)

Throughout human history, the world has observed two distinct eras of new product development, and a third era is currently emerging.
These eras can be distinguished by the role that various actors play in designing, manufacturing, and ultimately using a product. The eras differ by who contributes to the work, where the locus of expertise resides, and the resulting product variety and quality.

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Scaling up the MBA for relevance in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Fourth industrial revolution by Professor Osman Seedat, Dean of REGENT Business School

THE global economy is undergoing massive disruption. The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has brought with it a world of “cyber-physical systems” characterised by the merging of physical, digital and biological realms in profound ways, and artificial intelligence (AI) serves as the primary catalyst of this transformation.

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