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Finding Solutions: Research and Innovation in Education

Research and Innovation by Honoris Staff Writer

In our fast-changing, globalised, and competitive world, it is research and innovation (R&I) that is finding solutions to society’s biggest challenges.

The academic research workforce is leading the fight against COVID-19, for example, generating knowledge to understand the pandemic and develop effective mitigation strategies. It is not only medical research that has shown its value during the pandemic, but research domains as diverse as mathematics and the humanities.

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Honoris Career Centres

Graduates are more motivated about their future when they have a clear understanding of themselves and how they might work when they leave. A key function of Honoris institutions is to help prepare students to transition successfully into a future career and to support working adults developing their professional’s path.

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Unlocking Africa’s growth through employability-focused education

Employability by Divij Punvani, Growth & Analytics at Honoris United Universities

To build a stable and prosperous future for Africa, it is crucial that education focuses on employability.

A highly cited definition of employability describes it as “a psychosocial construct that embodies individual characteristics that foster adaptive cognition, behaviour, and affect, and enhance the individual-work interface.”[1]

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Celebrating Women In STEM

Women in STEM by Honoris Staff Writer

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming the way we live, work and think; disrupting industries, governmental systems and the labour market. This change will have wide-ranging implications for the role of women in society, specifically in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). As low-skilled jobs become increasingly automated, careers in STEM will rapidly grow, representing the majority of the jobs of the future. However, the fields most relevant to Industry 4.0 are the very ones where women remain underrepresented in most countries, namely in IT, computing, physics, mathematics and engineering.

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Leading the way for women in STEM

Women in STEM by Honoris Staff Writer

Women around the world have long been held back by biases, social norms and expectations that influence the subjects they study. They are underrepresented particularly in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers.

The low numbers are not only because many women are not embarking in careers in these fields in the first place; for the women who do, they face myriad difficulties.

“Women are leaving tech fields in greater numbers than men. They cite workplace conditions, lack of access to creative roles and a stalled career as the primary reasons for their decision,” according to a new UNESCO report, To be smart, the digital revolution will need to be inclusive

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Flipping the educational model for the 21st century

Education for impact ® by Lamjed Bettaieb, Deputy General Manager of Esprit Group

The standard model of learning still dominant across the world today was developed largely in response to the needs of the First and Second Industrial Revolutions, which required process-oriented employees to complete repetitive tasks.

Today’s world of work, however, requires very different skills. The Third and Fourth Industrial Revolutions introduced automated production and intangible value, and these new drivers of growth have resulted in huge shifts in the ways in which people work.

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Equipping the World’s Largest Youth Demographic with Future-Proof Medical Training

by Houbeb Ajmi, Regional CEO, Honoris United Universities

As we approach the end of 2020, a year with unforeseen global health challenges, international commentators are often asking, how did Africa retain its innate resilience in the fight against COVID-19? Despite under-staffed and under-resourced healthcare systems across the continent, the data shows a promising outlook in how countries reacted to and contained the virus. But this by no means should be taken for granted.

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The Future Of Education: Disrupting and Rethinking Education

Education for impact ® by Honoris Staff Writer

The relentless pace of technological advancement in the Fourth Industrial Revolution is leaving almost every aspect of life transformed. How we learn and teach is being disrupted. The COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated this change, with educational institutions around the world opening up to new possibilities and modes of instruction and adopting cutting-edge technologies to ensure students reach their full potential.

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