Honoris United Universities recognized by the World Economic Forum

When Honoris United Universities convened the collective expertise of its first member institutions back in 2017, our mission to educate for impact was in response to the complex challenges that the Fourth Industrial Revolution is accelerating. Now, as the first and largest network of higher education institutions in Africa, with over 61,000 students across 32…

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…

The African Century: Afro-Optimism and Innovation

21st century skills, Fourth industrial revolution by Honoris Staff Writer In stark contrast to global stereotypes and outdated narratives, the African Youth Survey 2020, the most comprehensive survey of its kind involving thousands of interviews across 14 countries, reveals a rising Afro-Optimism among the continent’s youth. Driven by a strong sense of individual responsibility, entrepreneurialism,…

Distance education – joyful educational advancement

21st Century Skills. Fourth industrial revolution, Jobs of Tomorrow by Professor Zaheer Hamid, Academic Director at MANCOSA and Member of the Honoris Academic Council Distance education popularly known as correspondence education in the 1980’s was commonly understood as an individual learning from home using printed study materials. Perhaps a bland and uninspiring learning journey, however…

Jobs of Tomorrow – How navigating COVID-19 charts a path for the future

21st Century Skills. Fourth industrial revolution, Jobs of Tomorrow by Nidhal Rezg, Dean of Université Centrale, École Polytechnique, Tunisia In order to navigate the radically changed circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, companies have had to be agile. To keep business running, they have had to move online with urgency, providing employees with the…

Facing the Robot Revolution

Fourth industrial revolution by Honoris Staff Writer We are now in an era of accelerated technological progress, with cutting-edge science such as artificial intelligence (AI), set to cause an abrupt change in society. Africa faces an enormous challenge, but this radically unsettling world is also an opportunity for students to develop the skills not only…

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…

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…

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…