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Honoris United Universities and AfriLabs announce partnership to support entrepreneurship and innovation in Africa

Abuja, Nigeria, 29th October, 2021 Today, at the 10th anniversary AfriLabs Annual Gathering in Abuja, Honoris United Universities announced an inaugural partnership with the pan-African innovation network to support the provision of entrepreneurship and innovation across the continent. With an established ecosystem of makerspaces, incubators and innovation centers across Africa, Honoris, the first and largest network of private higher education institutions in Africa, becomes part of the 300-strong network of hubs within the AfriLabs remit, the largest alliance of innovation and technology centers in the continent.
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Honoris United Universities introduces immersive technologies to enhance student experience

Casablanca / Durban / Tunis / Abuja, October 7th 2021 In its continued commitment to academic innovation across the continent, Honoris United Universities – the first and largest pan-African network of private higher education institutions – has announced the roll-out of its first pan-African augmented and virtual reality platform in partnership with California-based world leader, EON Reality.
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Honoris United Universities announces Adaptive Learning partnership to bolster academic innovation in Africa

Casablanca / Durban / Tunis / Abuja, June 7 2021 – As part of its ongoing commitment to educate and prepare future leaders and professionals in Africa with 21st century skills, Honoris United Universities – the first and largest pan-African network of private higher education institutions – has announced a new partnership with Area9 Lyceum, a world-renowned leader in personalized and adaptive learning platforms.
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Globally renowned Le Wagon selects Honoris United Universities to tackle Africa’s digital skills gap

Proven coding bootcamps will bolster Honoris innovations across the continent for future-ready student employability

Casablanca / Durban / Tunis/ Abuja, January 26th, 2021 – Today, world-leading coding bootcamp, Le Wagon, announced its expansion into Africa by partnering exclusively with Honoris United Universities, the first and largest pan-African network of private higher education institutions, to open coding bootcamps across the continent.
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Honoris United Universities Appoints Luis Lopez as Non-Executive Chairman and Introduces Dr. Jonathan Louw as its New CEO

As Honoris’ Education for Impact mission scales and the network’s expansion accelerates across the continent, these appointments strengthen the organization’s agility and strategic focus on future-ready, world-class human talent in Africa.

Casablanca / Durban / Tunis/ Abuja, January 13th, 2021 – Today, Honoris United Universities, the first and largest pan-African network of private higher education institutions, today announced two significant enhancements to its senior leadership as the organization expands across Africa, with Luis Lopez moving from CEO to the role of Non-Executive Chairman of the Board and the appointment of Dr. Jonathan Louw as CEO from January 1, 2021.
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ESPRIT Group and Honoris United Universities Join Forces to Accelerate STEM Education in Africa

As a member of the Honoris pan-African network, engineering centre of excellence ESPRIT bolsters its STEM education capabilities across Francophone Africa and beyond

Tunis, 1st December 2020 – Today, Honoris United Universities, the first and largest pan-African network of private higher education institutions, deepened its focus on STEM education for the next generation of African leaders and entrepreneurs by welcoming ESPRIT Group into the organization.
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African Medical Simulation Center joins ranks with the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH), the world’s largest healthcare simulation accreditation body

The prestigious international recognition demonstrates Honoris United Universities’ commitment to the development of cutting-edge health training in Africa

Tunis, 20th October 2020 Opened in 2018 in Tunis, the Honoris Medical Simulation Center (MSC) offers excellence in multidisciplinary clinical training and education through simulators for all levels of care. To date, more than 2,000 students, 200 paramedics and 24 obstetricians from across Africa have benefited from the services of the MSC.
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Honoris United Universities Welcomes Red & Yellow Creative School of Business to its Pan-African Network

Red & Yellow enhances Honoris’ position as a leading provider of future-oriented learning as the network expands further in South Africa

Cape Town, 5th October 2020Honoris United Universities, Africa’s first and largest pan-African network of private higher education institutions, today welcomed Red & Yellow Creative School of Business into its network in South Africa, serving to enhance its provision of education in the advertising, marketing and design professions, with added focus on the digital skills and creative thinking required to thrive and to be competitive in the 21st Century world of work.
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Honoris United Universities launches 21st Century Skills Certificate to skill up graduates for the future world of work

Blending the most in-demand soft and digital skills, the 21st Century Skills Certificate will be issued through blockchain technology

Casablanca / Durban / Tunis / Abuja, September 23, 2020Honoris United Universities, the first and largest pan-African network of private higher education institutions, today announced the launch of the Honoris 21st Century Skills Certificate to further enhance the employability of its students by equipping them with the most in-demand soft and digital skills required to thrive and be competitive in the 21st century world of work.
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Honoris United Universities Announces Senior Leadership Appointments

Promotion and additions to the leadership team will contribute to Honoris’ core mission of developing world-class human talent in Africa
Laura Kakon named Chief Growth and Strategy Officer
Luis Ramirez-Alonso appointed Chief Human Resources Officer
Pepe Peran appointed Chief Business Development Officer

Casablanca / Durban / Tunisia / Abuja, September 09, 2020Honoris United Universities, the first and largest pan-African network of private higher education institutions, today announced a series of significant additions to its senior leadership team as the organization expands across Africa, with Laura Kakon promoted to the role of Chief Growth and Strategy Officer, Luis Ramirez-Alonso moving from interim to permanent Chief Human Resources Officer and Pepe Peran joining as Chief Business Development Officer.

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Honoris United Universities Welcomes Nile University of Nigeria to its Pan-African Network

Expansion into Nigeria marks a major milestone in Honoris’ mission to provide Education for Impact across the continent

Abuja, July 2nd 2020 Honoris United Universities, Africa’s first and largest pan-African network of private higher education institutions, today announced its expansion into West Africa by welcoming Nile University of Nigeria, known for its strong academic credentials and best-in-class faculties, into the network.

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Scientists and Economists from Honoris United Universities In Global Selection for Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

The selection of eight young scientists and economists from the network represents the strengthening of ties between Honoris and Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings in promoting research in Africa

Casablanca, Tunis, Durban, June 10th 2020 Honoris United Universities the first and largest pan-African network of private higher education institutions, today announced that five science and three economics students from across the network have been selected amongst 1,034 young scientists and economists from over 100 countries to participate in the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting and the 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in 2021.

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Honoris and Le Wagon join forces to offer free online coding course across Africa

Honoris United Universities and Le Wagon join forces to offer free online coding course across Africa
Course introduces the next generation of professionals to ‘the new language for the future of work’ – Coding

Tunis / Casablanca / Durban, 5th May 2020Honoris United Universities today announced that it has joined forces with the internationally acclaimed and world #1 coding bootcamp, Le Wagon, to provide a free online web development course as the network integrates coding as a skill into its employability ecosystem.

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Honoris United Universities develops 3D-printed respirator

Honoris United Universities develops 3D-printed respirator and potentially lifesaving diagnostics and equipment in support of global efforts to combat COVID-19

Tunisia / Casablanca / Durban, 8th April2020 – Teams of scientists, doctors, engineers, students and professionals from Honoris United Universities, the first and largest pan-African network of private higher education institutions, have developed a prototype for a new non-invasive respirator, as well as face shields and splash protection masks, which can be affordably and quickly manufactured via 3D printing. The teams have also developed innovative testing and pharmaceutical interventions during a pan-African hackathon.

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Honoris Board Director, Professor Yusuf Karodia, named African
Education Person of the Year

Prof. Karodia, the founder of MANCOSA and of REGENT Business School
is recognized as an African impact leader in education

Johannesburg, 3rd March 2020 – Professor Yusuf Karodia, founder of two member institutions of Honoris United Universities, Africa’s first and largest private higher education network, has been named African Person of the Year 2019 by African Leadership Magazine, in the category Development of Education.

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Honoris United Universities launches the MANCOSA School of Education to elevate teacher training in Africa

New School of Education reflects Honoris’ continent-wide goals of improving quality of education in Africa and reimagining teacher education in the 21st century

South Africa, July 18th, 2019Honoris United Universities, the first private pan-African higher education network, announces the official launch of the MANCOSA School of Education in South Africa, designed to meet the education and training needs of aspiring teachers and education professionals within the continent.

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Honoris United Universities Signs MoU with the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

MoU marks Honoris’ partnership with this elite academic establishment, which collaborates with the most renowned science and research institutions worldwide, and details future plans for Honoris to form a delegation of outstanding Natural Sciences and Economics Graduates from Africa

Lindau, Germany, July 4th 2019 – During the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, the Council and Foundation for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Honoris United Universities, the first private pan-African higher education network, to increase participation and to promote research in natural sciences and economics across Africa.

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Honoris United Universities Announces Academic Council and Appoints New Independent Board Member

Academic Council will focus on providing Honoris students with access to 21st century workplace skills

May 21st, 2019Honoris United Universities (Honoris), the first private pan-African higher education network, has appointed a new independent Board Member and established the ‘Honoris Academic Council’ in an effort to boost the sharing of academic best practices and to develop a broad ‘employability agenda’ designed around entrepreneurial and workplace skills and credentials.

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Honoris United Universities adds a leading health sciences school and pioneering medical simulation centre to its pan-African network

UPSAT Group joins the network and world-class medical simulation centre opens in Tunisia, firmly cementing Honoris as a leading provider of health education in North Africa

Tunis, November 12th, 2018Honoris United Universities, the first private pan-African higher education network announces two major developments, with Tunisia’s leading health sciences education Group, UPSAT and its three schools – SUPSAT Tunis, UPSAT Sousse and UPSAT Sfax – joining its network. This coincides with the official opening of Honoris’ cutting edge purpose-built Medical Simulation Centre in the heart of Tunis.

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EAC, the Leading School of Architecture in Casablanca, Morocco, joins Honoris United Universities

The school represents the pan-African network’s first specialised architecture institution

Casablanca, November 1st, 2018Honoris United Universities, the first private pan-African higher education network, has acquired École d’Architecture de Casablanca (EAC) in Morocco, a development that builds on the vision and breadth of its distinctive program offerings and employability focus.

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ESCP Europe Signs Comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding with Honoris United Universities

ESCP Europe Expands Through First Ever Partnership with a Pan-African Network

Paris, May 22nd, 2018Honoris United Universities, the first private pan-African higher education network, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ESCP Europe to further its transnational network of leading academic centres of excellence and to support ESCP Europe’s mission to participate in the future training of African leaders.

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Honoris United Universities formally welcomes two leading institutions to its pan-African network

Ecole Marocaine des Sciences de l’Ingénieur (EMSI) in Morocco and YK Business School (YKBS) in Mauritius join the Honoris network, furthering its mission to provide education for impact across the continent

Casablanca, February 14th 2018Honoris United Universities, the first private pan-African higher education platform, announced that Ecole Marocaine des Sciences de l’Ingénieur (EMSI) – Morocco, and YK Business School (YKBS) – Mauritius, formally joined the network as member institutions. With these institutions, Honoris United Universities reaffirms its status as the referential pan-African education organization focused on nurturing the next generation of African leaders and professionals.

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Honoris Network Institutions Collaborate to Offer Global Pan-African MBA

REGENT Business School join forces with Université Centrale and Université Mundiapolis to offer its Global Pan African MBA programme via distance learning in North Africa

London, December 12th 2017 : Honoris United Universities, the first private pan-African higher education network, today announced that its network institutions from Southern and North Africa have formed a partnership to offer a Global Pan-African MBA programme through distance learning to students in the Maghreb region.
As part of this partnership, Regent Business School, which is one of South Africa’s leading private distance learning institutions will launch its distance-learning MBA in North Africa through the Honoris United Universities network institutions that include Université Centrale Group in Tunisia and Université Mundiapolis in Morocco. The former is a leading post-secondary education group in Tunisia whilst Université Mundiapolis in Morocco is renowned for its international approach and focus on employability.

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Honoris United Universities announces planned expansion in Egypt

REGENT Business School signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Higher Education to establish a branch in the country

London, December 19th 2017 : Honoris United Universities, the first private pan-African higher education platform, announced that its network institution in South Africa, Regent Business School, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education to establish a branch in the capital city of Cairo. The MoU was signed during the recently held “Africa 2017” Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, and reflects Honoris’ commitment to be a leading and referential pan-African education organization. Programme offerings are expected to launch during 2018/2019.

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Actis sponsors international scholarships for students or alumni of Honoris United Universities

October 10, 2017, London: Actis, today announced that it will be providing US$100,000 in sponsorship for two Honoris United Universities graduates to complete a postgraduate qualification at the world’s leading educational establishments.

The graduates will have the opportunity to apply for these scholarships to study at world-class institutions (such as University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, or a Russell Group University in the UK or at an Ivy League or similarly prestigious university in the US). The first beneficiaries of the scholarship are expected to start in October 2018.

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Actis launches Honoris United Universities, the first pan-African private higher education network

July 11, 2017, London: Actis, a leading investor in growth markets, announced today a major pan-African higher education initiative – Honoris United Universities.
Honoris United Universities is the first African private higher education network bringing together the leading tertiary education institutions in North and Southern Africa for the first time. Honoris United Universities will harness the collaborative intelligence and the pioneering efforts of these institutions to educate Africa’s next generations of leaders and professionals.

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