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.Details
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.Details
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.Details
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.Details
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.
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.Details
Entrepreneurship by Honoris United Universities Staff Writer
Africa is the world’s youngest and fastest-growing continent, averaging an impressive 6 percent growth per annum. While the continent has no shortage of challenges, from poverty and environmental issues to youth unemployment – South Africa, for example, has the world’s highest number of out-of-work youths, at 57 percent – entrepreneurship is increasingly seen as offering hope, and a way of harnessing the continent’s untapped potential.Details
Jobs of Tomorrow by Paresh Soni Associate Director for research at the Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA)
The question of the future of youth employment in Africa has taken centre stage in terms of research and policy analysis and other critical discussions. Africa represents more than 30% of the world’s youth.
It is the youngest continent in the world: 21% of its 1.2billion people are between 15 and 24 years old, whereas 42% are younger than 15.
Jobs of Tomorrow by Paresh Soni Associate Director: MANCOSA Graduate School of Business
Concern for ethical consciousness comes at a time when the concept of legitimacy in leadership is questioned and public trust in governance is lowDetails
Higher Education Institutions need to unpack the Link between Education, Employability and Entrepreneurship
Employability by Dr Ahmed Shaikh, Senior Academic and Managing Director at REGENT Business School
It is axiomatic to state that business models, across all sectors of the economy, are being fundamentally disrupted. From the pervasive use of exponential technologies, the rise of smart machines and artificial intelligence, shifting demographics, increased market transparency, limitless individual choices and consumer sophistication – their structural impacts are clear to see. The confluence of the foregoing factors is the key driver of the transformation and disruption of business models.Details