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Honoris United Universities Appoints Karan Khemka as Independent Board Member

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.

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Honoris United Universities Announces Academic Council

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.

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EMSI Research and Innovation Laboratories successfully showcase African expertise on the global stage

Honoris member institution, Ecole Marocaine des Sciences de l’Ingénieur (EMSI), brought home two gold medals at the 47th Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions, held this last April. They won gold for their SmarTraffic innovation, which optimizes city traffic flow intelligently, and for Smarty Factory 4.0, a multi-industry communication device for data acquisition. They also won two gold medals and a silver medal at the 22nd Edition of the International Exhibition of Inventions and Technological Innovations “Archimedes” in Moscow in March.

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World-class medical simulation centre opens in Tunisia, firmly cementing Honoris as a leading …

CEO of Honoris United Universities, Tunisia, Houbeb Ajmi Ramdi, said, “This centre will be a reference point for global standard medical simulation and a first-choice destination for the health industry in our region. It delivers unique access to a depth and breadth of cutting-edge simulation services that have not been available before on a pan-regional level. This is an extremely important moment for Honoris health sciences students and the wider medical community.”

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EAC, the leading School of Architecture in Casablanca, Morocco, joins Honoris United Universities

Honoris United Universities has acquired École d’Architecture de Casablanca (EAC) in Morocco, a development that builds on the vision and breadth of its distinctive program offerings and employability focus. This acquisition marks another key milestone in the expansion of Honoris as earlier this year the network also partnered with EMSI, the largest private higher education institution in Morocco. For more than 32 years, EMSI has been a pioneer in the country and region, serving as an innovation center as well as a reference in engineering education. Alongside Universite Mundiapolis, a multi-disciplinary university in Morocco known for its employability mission, this engagement firmly reinforces Honoris’ position as an educational leader in Morocco and in Francophone Africa.

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A Boot camp for women entrepreneurs, Morocco

September saw Honoris welcome 54 incredible female entrepreneurs from across Africa in the first Women In Africa (WIA) boot camp, hosted at EMSI’s campus in Marrakech. This boot camp builds on Honoris’ training partner position with WIA Philanthropy to empower women entrepreneurs.

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Actis International Scholarships Winners

Three students from across the Honoris United Universities, the first private pan-African higher education network, have been awarded the Actis International Scholarship. Viraksha Chetty, MBA graduate from Regent Business School, South Africa has won the opportunity of a lifetime to join the Women Transforming Leadership programme at the prestigious University of Oxford whilst Akram Maaroufi, graduate of Engineering in Petrochemical Chemistry and recent graduate, Chourouk Haouel, Université Centrale Tunisia have won a scholarship to study the Master in Energy Management programme at ESCP Europe, London Campus.

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Université Centrale joins the largest graduate business school network – AACSB

Since its creation, Université Centrale of Tunis has initiated a quality process acknowledged by many national and international instances. Affiliated to the Honoris United Universities network, the University has just been selected today to join the network of the AACSB -The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This affiliation is the first step into a process of accreditations.

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EMSI awards 2 Silver Medals to Morocco at BIXPO 2017

Ultimate achievement at international scale for Morocco this week. BIXPO 2017 (The Bitgaram International Exposition of Electric Power Technology) held from 1-3 Novembre 2017 in Gwangju, South Korea, was a wonderful opportunity for Morocco to be awarded two silver medals through EMSI – Science Engineering School of Morocco.

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The MANCOSA literacy project: Helping Address South Africa’s Shocking Literacy Levels

“Do you know that reading statistics show
that only 14% of South Africans’ are
readers of books?”

This was the opening statement made by South Africa’s Honourable Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, in an interview conducted during National Book week in 2016. The Department of Basic Education launched the “read to lead” campaign in 2015, after shocking statistics by the National Education and Evaluation Development Unit revealed that 58% of Grade 4 learners could not read for meaning, while 29% were completely illiterate. South Africa is a country that has 11 official languages, and only 9.6% of the population is fluent in English.

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Graduation Ceremony of MANCOSA, a leading distance educational provider

MANCOSA hosted its second graduation ceremony of the year at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban. A total of 1,366 graduates from South Africa and SADC countries received recognition for their achievements. This brought the total number of graduates produced by MANCOSA for 2017 to 2,490.
A diverse community of students graduated across MANCOSA’s various program offerings – from those currently making an impact, to future innovators who are bound to reshape Africa’s growth amidst the increasing challenges and opportunities of a global era.

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Actis sponsors international scholarships to study at world-class institutions

Actis, today announced that it will be providing US$100,000 in sponsorship for two Honoris United Universities graduates to complete a postgraduate qualification at the world’s leading educational establishments.
The graduates will have the opportunity to apply for these scholarships to study at world-class institutions (such as University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, or a Russell Group University in the UK or at an Ivy League or similarly prestigious university in the US). The first beneficiaries of the scholarship are expected to start in October 2018.

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Honoris United Universities partners with Women In Africa Initiative

The Honoris United Universities’ mission is to prepare and educate solutions-oriented leaders and professionals, who are able to operate successfully in the world’s youngest and fastest growing continent, individuals capable of impacting tomorrow’s economies and communities.

This future generation of leaders, men and women alike will be capable of transforming the continent and creating a real impact on their communities.
Women in Africa global leaders committed together creating an initiative for an inclusive Africa by the empowerment of African women.

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Graduation Ceremony of 2017 class of REGENT Business School, the leading Private Higher Education Institution

REGENT Business School hosted their Graduation Ceremony at the International Conference Centre in Durban. REGENT Business School is a leading business and management private education provider in the Southern African region and a member of Honoris United Universities. The event, the largest in terms of graduates, was officiated by Professor Marvin Kambuwa, with other keynote speakers, the school founder Professor Karodia and the CMO of Honoris United Universities, Ms Laura Kakon.

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Morocco awarded 12 international prizes with 4 gold medals at India International Innovation Fair

Morocco, represented by EMSI -Moroccan School of Science and Engineering- was awarded 12 international prizes with 4 gold medals at India International Innovation Fair, held from 9th to 13th September 2017 in Bangalore, India.
Via its Research, Development and Innovation Laboratory “SMARTilab”, EMSI was rewarded at India International Innovation Fair for the following 4 Inventions: Senstenna, EFMA, Multiview Screen and Protective System for photovoltaic plates.

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Actis launches Honoris United Universities, the first pan-African private higher education network

Actis, a leading investor in growth markets, announced today a major pan-African higher education initiative – Honoris United Universities.
Honoris United Universities is the first African private higher education network bringing together the leading tertiary education institutions in North and Southern Africa for the first time. Honoris United Universities will harness the collaborative intelligence and the pioneering efforts of these institutions to educate Africa’s next generations of leaders and professionals.
Actis is pleased to announce the appointment of Luis Lopez as the CEO of Honoris United Universities. Luis brings a strong track record of student success and international management experience from Laureate International Universities.

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Two leading South African institutions join Honoris United Unitersities

Honoris United Universities expands to South Africa, anchoring the network in an important Anglophone beacon market in the continent by partnering with Management College of Southern Africa (better known as “MANCOSA”) and REGENT Business School (pending regulatory approval). Together, Mancosa and Regent are South Africa’s leading private distance learning institutions, focused on providing accredited, accessible and affordable education.

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Honoris United Universities the largest private higher educator in Morocco

In Morocco, a strategic agreement (pending regulatory approval) has been signed among Honoris United Universities and Ecole Marocaine des Sciences de l’Ingénieur, better known as EMSI, establishing Honoris as the largest private higher educator in the country.  Established in 1986, EMSI is the largest private higher education institution in the country and the leading private engineering school in Morocco.

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