Bringing together leading institutions in North Africa and South Africa, Honoris United Universities aims to merge the knowledge and practices of the best institutions across the continent.
The British investment fund Actis has announced the launch of the Honoris United Universities. It is the first Pan-African private higher education network that brings together leading institutions in North Africa and South Africa. This new network aims to merge the knowledge and practices of pioneering institutions in their countries to form a new profile of pan-African laureates able to accompany the transformation of the continent. “The Honoris United Universities network is made up of 7 member institutions with 27,000 students, spread over 48 residential or urban campuses, learning centers or online, in 9 countries and 30 cities in Africa. Honoris United Universities delivers over 100 diplomas in the fields of Health Sciences, Engineering, IT, Business, Law, Architecture, Arts and Design, Media, Education and political science, “the statement said in a statement.
In French-speaking Africa, Honoris United Universities strengthens its presence through a partnership with EMSI, the Moroccan School of Engineering Sciences. The Group also announced the expansion of the Honoris United Universities network in South Africa, one of the major Anglophone markets and the main hub for higher education in Southern Africa. Thus, subject to regulatory approvals, Honoris United Universities has entered into a partnership with the Management College of Southern Africa, better known as “Mancosa” and the Regent Business School. Mancosa and Regent are leading institutions of Distance Learning in South Africa, delivering accredited, accessible and affordable training. “These agreements in Morocco and South Africa mark the genesis of pan-African leadership in the field of private higher education,” the source added. Speaking at the official launch of Honoris United Universities in London a few days ago, Luis Lopez confirms his commitment to nurturing the ambitions of this new project. “I am proud to present Honoris United Universities, a unique platform offering education to international standards.
It is rooted in the vision of the founders of member institutions. Aware of the need to develop human capital, they have worked for decades to build and apply academic models with a dual objective: to develop the employability and skills of young graduates. We firmly believe that the collaborative intelligence, mobility and agility that unite us will allow us to have a positive impact on communities, our students and their families. ” For his part, Hichem Omezzine, Co-Lead Global Education Sector at Actis, said that the launch of Honoris United Universities is a reflection of the experience acquired by the Actis fund for several decades on the African continent. “We have developed a great expertise in the education sector by responding to the need expressed in emerging countries by families who aspire to improve their quality of life and that of their children by investing in their education. This allows us to benefit today from the credibility and the experience necessary to forge partnerships with leading institutions to support and accompany the local populations in their ambitions. We are delighted to expand our network to Mancosa, Regent and EMSI, three high-impact leaders in the field of private higher education. “