Timeline

2022

In January 2022

In January 2022

Honoris United Universities, welcomes the pioneering FEDISA Fashion School, South Africa’s leading fashion and design institution, into its network. The addition of FEDISA illustrates Honoris’ continuous investment in the future of African talent by strengthening the Creative Arts, Fashion and Design vertical across the educational group.

2021

In December 2021

In December 2021

Honoris bolsters its impact in Egypt by welcoming Merit University to its network.
It marks Honoris’ entry into the Egyptian higher education market, the largest market in Africa with more than 3 million enrolled students. This strategic partnership will allow Honoris and Merit to respond to the increasing demand in high-quality education in Egypt through the provision of quality education with a focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

In January 2021

In January 2021

Globally renowned world-leading coding bootcamp, Le Wagon, selects Honoris to tackle Africa’s digital skills gap.
Honoris and Le Wagon will enable students to secure roles at tech and digital companies.
First Le Wagon bootcamp opened in Mauritius in June 2021
Second Le Wagon Bootcamp opened in Morocco in September 2021

In January 2021

In January 2021

Honoris United Universities announced two significant enhancements to its senior leadership as the organization expands across Africa, with Luis Lopez moving from CEO to the role of Non-Executive Chairman of the Board and the appointment of Dr. Jonathan Louw as CEO from January 1, 2021.

2020

In December 2020

In December 2020

Honoris United Universities deepened its focus on STEM education for the next generation of African leaders and entrepreneurs by welcoming ESPRIT Group into the organization. Founded in 2003 by three pioneering Tunisian higher education academics – Prof. Tahar Ben Lakhdar, Prof.Naceur Ammar, and Prof. Mohamed Jaoua – ESPRIT Group provides students with a dynamic range of specialities and courses in computer engineering, telecommunications engineering, civil engineering, electromechanical engineering, and management science.

In October 2020

In October 2020

Honoris United Universities welcomed Red & Yellow Creative School of Business into its network in South Africa, serving to enhance its provision of education in the advertising, marketing and design professions, with added focus on the digital skills and creative thinking required to thrive and to be competitive in the 21st Century world of work.

In July 2020

In July 2020

Honoris United Universities, announces its expansion into West Africa by welcoming Nile University of Nigeria, known for its strong academic credentials and best-in-class faculties, into the network. Established in 2009, Nile University of Nigeria is a fully accredited university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the Arts and Social Sciences, Engineering, Law, Management Sciences, Natural and Applied Sciences, and Medical & Health Sciences.

2018

In November 2018

In November 2018

Honoris United Universities, announced three major developments.

The UPSAT Group, pioneer of paramedic training in Tunisia joins the network and world-class Medical Simulation Centre opens at the heart of Tunis, firmly cementing Honoris as a leading provider of health education in North Africa.

École d’Architecture de Casablanca (EAC) formally becomes a member of Honoris in Morocco. EAC is a highly distinguished and the first private school of architecture to be recognized by the State of Morocco in Casablanca.

In February 2018

In February 2018

Honoris United Universities, announced that École Marocaine des Sciences de l’Ingénieur (EMSI) – Morocco, and YKBS a leading business school in Mauritius, formally joined the network as member institutions. With these institutions, Honoris United Universities reaffirms its status as the referential pan-African education organization focused on nurturing the next generation of African leaders and professionals.

2017

From July 2017

From July 2017

Honoris United Universities established as the overarching initiative to develop and to empower pan-African higher education graduates. Recruitment of diverse, world class management to support future development and expansion, including the appointment of Luis Lopez as CEO who brings with him international experience and a strong track record as a builder of Laureate International Universities.

2017 – Phase III

2017 – Phase III

Expansion to South Africa, anchoring the platform 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.

Defining strategic agreement (pending regulatory approval) in Morocco among Honoris United Universities and Ecole Marocaine des Sciences de l’Ingénieur, (known as EMSI locally). EMSI is the largest private higher education institution in the country and the leading private engineering school in Morocco. Honoris United Universities establishes itself as the largest private higher educator in the country.

2016

2016 – Phase II

2016 – Phase II

Expansion to Morocco via Université Mundiapolis, creating a Francophone northern Africa Hub. Mundiapolis is renowed for its employability programme accross the region and is one of the most international universities in the country. Its multiple partnerships with French and American universities add to its standards and credentials.

2014

2014 – Phase I

2014 – Phase I

Actis identifies the Francophone “beacon” markets in Northern Africa. It enters into the first agreement with Université Centrale Group in Tunisia to build the platform in partnership with Chédia and Slah Ben Turkia, the founders. Slah Ben Turkia becomes the first CEO of the platform.

2009

Creation of Mundiapolis

Creation of Mundiapolis

Mundiapolis is created as the first private multidisciplinary university campus in Casablanca via a merger of three pioneering schools: Polyfinance (business), IMADE (law), and EMIAE (engineering). The founders, Mr. Lotfi El Eulj and a group of Moroccan entrepreneurs amongst which Mr. Abdelaziz Lahlou, are commited to the development of primary, secondary and higher education in Morocco.

2008

Creation of Académie d’Arts de Carthage

Creation of Académie d’Arts de Carthage

Creation of Académie d’Arts de Carthage, a vocational Arts and Design school; part of Université Centrale Group.

2001

Opening of Université Centrale in Tunis

Opening of Université Centrale in Tunis

Université Centrale is established in Tunis; the first multi-diciplinary university of Tunisia founded by Slah and Chédia Ben Tukia.

1998

Creation of Regent Business School

Creation of Regent Business School

Creation of Regent Business School by Pr Yusuf Karodia with a group of leading academics.

1995

Creation of Mancosa

Creation of Mancosa

Creation of Mancosa, Management College of South Africa by Pr Yusuf Karodia with an eminent group of professors. It was created as an autonomous institution following the end of apartheid and offers a management education, both accessible and affordable.

1993

Creation of the IMSET

Creation of the IMSET

Creation of the IMSET in Tunis, Institut Maghrébin des Sciences et Techniques – it is the first private institute for technical and vocational training in Tunisia. Founded by Slah and Chédia Ben Turkia.

1986

Creation of EMSI

Creation of EMSI

Creation of EMSI, Ecole Marocaine des Sciences de l’Ingénieur, by group of university professors Dr. Bargach El Fatimi, Dr. Jawad Khayat, Dr. Kamal Daissaoui and Mr. Zouhair Benabbou. EMSI is a pioneering engineering school with a strong focus on innovation since decades in order to serve the need of nation builders engineers.