Honoris institutions and their founders

The founders of the member institutions of the Honoris network are pioneers in their countries and visionaries of private higher education on the continent. Aware of the vital need for their communities to have accessible and high-quality education, each worked for decades to build relevant and coveted academic models with the objective of improving the employability prospects of their graduates.

They decided to join forces to build the first Pan-African private higher education network. It can be said that, as its foundation, the Honoris platform has a combined experience of 250 years between the founding members of its 14 member institutions.

Thousands of students have entrusted their future success in Honoris and continue to benefit from the foresight of its visionary founders and the education professionals that comprise the Honoris Board of Directors.

It is imperative that all Honoris network institutions share similar goals and core values. These include powerful and heartfelt beliefs in internationalization of programs through exchanges, cross-border cooperation, research, training, and culturally diverse teaching methodologies, as well as relevant co-curricular experiences, including 21st century digital and soft skills. The 14 institutions that currently make up the Honoris network are introduced, as seen below.




    Founded in 2009, NUN is a fully accredited private institution that offers a broad range of programs in the Arts and Social Sciences, Engineering, Law, Business, Natural & Applied Sciences and Medical & Health Sciences. The university’s campus located in Abuja provides modern learning environments and high-quality facilities, including outstanding sports amenities as well as secure hostel accommodations.





Founded in 2013, Le Wagon offers a web development course which is recognized as the best coding bootcamp in the world, as well as a data science course.

"Since 2013, we have constantly been improving our curriculum and tools to match our students’ needs, getting rid of every friction in the process of learning to code."

Co-Founders Boris Paillard, Romain Paillard and Sébastien Saunier



Honoris Educational Network (ex YKBS), MAURITIUS, founded in 2002 as a private tertiary education institution, specialised in providing supported distance education at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels in the fields of Business Administration and Law. Since February 2018, Honoris Educational Network (HEN) has joined Honoris United Universities. The institution is based in the Highlands area since 2012. In 2013, the institution also began to provide undergraduate programs on a full-time mode of delivery. Its academic offer includes programs from leading partners, including programs from MANCOSA and the REGENT Business School (RBS), both from South Africa. Since 2021, Honoris Educational Network has opened Le Wagon coding bootcamp in Mauritius, the first one in Africa.  >>read more

United in purpose

The Honoris United Universities’ commitment to its students and their families:

Across the continent, Honoris institutions are united in purpose. Below is a reminder of the Honoris networks’ commitment to its students, which will be followed by discussions of the individual institutions, their contributions to this commitment throughout the student lifecycle and across the Honoris Impact Framework.

Academic excellence based on national and international recognitions
Regional and international faculty
Work integrated learning
Relevant and purposeful use of technology in services and in learning
Unique best practices and cultural agility stemming from regional, continental and international experience
Centers of excellence across the continent
Exclusive partnerships, exchanges, student and faculty mobility, and dual degrees with leading institutions and employers across the continent and the globe
Career Centers and Services