Honoris United Universities students selected for second consecutive year to participate in Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

August 23 2022 Honoris United Universities, the first and largest pan-African network of private higher education institutions has announced that for the second consecutive year students from its institutions have been selected to participant in the annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings 2022. Two economics students from REGENT Business School in South Africa successfully completed the multi-stage selection process, whilst four students from the previous year were invited back to participate as the landmark event returns to in-person format this year.

Since its inception in 1951 the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings have developed into a unique international scientific forum. The annual Meetings provide an opportunity for an exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines – harmonious to the Honoris mission to increase participation and research in natural sciences and economics across Africa. This milestone event is an opportunity for young scientists to meet existing Nobel Laureates for cross-generational and interdisciplinary exchange and inspiration.

This year’s 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences takes place from 23 to 27 August 2022, including lectures, discussions, Master Classes, and panel discussions – designed to activate the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and experience between and among Nobel Laureates and young scientists. In addition, Group CEO of Honoris United Universities, Dr Jonathan Louw, was invited to accompany students and participate in a reception dinner hosted by the Board of the Lindau Nobel Foundation.

Following the previous virtual meetings in light of pandemic restrictions, selected previous nominated students were also invited to attend to gain the experience of the Lindau spirit, including two from REGENT Business School, South Africa, one from Université Centrale, Tunisia, and one from Université Mundiapolis de Casablanca, Morocco. This is a great achievement for Honoris as an organisation and reflective of the strength and calibre of the network’s world class African talent.

Once every year, 30-40 Nobel Laureates convene in Lindau, Germany to meet the next generation of leading scientists comprising undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world. The meetings focus alternately on physiology and medicine, on physics, and on chemistry – the three natural science Nobel Prize disciplines. The selected Honoris scientists and economists successfully completed a multi-stage selection process, which involved 144 academic partners of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and German universities in the field of economics.