A Shared Vision
Honoris United Universities is the first Pan-African network of private universities and schools dedicated to preparing and educating the next generation of African leaders and professionals, able to impact regionally in a globalized world.
At Honoris United Universities, we believe in Africa’s future and in its potential for human and economic development. Africa is a continent whose main wealth is its human and natural diversity.
We believe that our communities of culturally agile students and graduates will help develop Africa in preparation for the regional and global challenges of our planet.
At Honoris United Universities, we foster learning to contribute to building winning societies and economies. We seek to support and enable creative and responsible citizens capable of “leapfrogging” obstacles to achieve economic growth and stability for their communities.
We believe in full mobility, in enabling a mobile mindset, ready for regional and international employability and participation.
We believe in collaborative intelligence – it is at the heart of our vision of higher education. It brings together the knowledge and practices of our diversity to educate “nation builders”.
We believe these key values – collaborative intelligence, mobility, and agility – unite us in purpose: securing the futures of our students, their families and communities. We believe in rooting these aspirations in academic and personal skill sets for success.
At Honoris United Universities, we educate for impact.
Creation of EMSI
Creation of EMSI, Ecole Marocaine des Sciences de l’Ingénieur, by group of university professors Dr. Bargach El Fatimi, Dr. Jawad Khayat, Dr. Kamal Daissaoui and Mr. Zouhair Benabbou. EMSI is a pioneering engineering school with a strong focus on innovation since decades in order to serve the need of nation builders engineers.
Creation of the IMSET in Tunis
Creation of the IMSET in Tunis, Institut Maghrébin des Sciences et Techniques – it is the first private institute for technical and vocational training in Tunisia. Founded by Slah and Chédia Ben Turkia.
Creation of Mancosa
Creation of Mancosa, Management College of South Africa by Pr Yusuf Karodia with an eminent group of professors. It was created as an autonomous institution following the end of apartheid and offers a management education, both accessible and affordable.
Creation of Regent Business School
Creation of Regent Business School by Pr Yusuf Karodia with a group of leading academics.
Université Centrale is established in Tunis; the first multi-diciplinary university of Tunisia founded by Slah and Chédia Ben Tukia.
Creation of Académie d’Arts de Carthage
Creation of Académie d’Arts de Carthage, a vocational Arts and Design school; part of Université Centrale Group.
Mundiapolis is created as the first private multidisciplinary university campus in Casablanca via a merger of three pioneering schools: Polyfinance (business), IMADE (law), and EMIAE (engineering). The founders, Mr. Lotfi El Eulj and a group of Moroccan entrepreneurs amongst which Mr. Abdelaziz Lahlou, are commited to the development of primary, secondary and higher education in Morocco.
Actis identifies the Francophone “beacon” markets in Northern Africa. It enters into the first agreement with Université Centrale Group in Tunisia to build the platform in partnership with Chédia and Slah Ben Turkia, the founders. Slah Ben Turkia becomes the first CEO of the platform.
Expansion to Morocco via Université Mundiapolis, creating a Francophone northern Africa Hub. Mundiapolis is renowed for its employability programme accross the region and is one of the most international universities in the country. Its multiple partnerships with French and American universities add to its standards and credentials.
From July 2017,
Honoris United Universities established as the overarching initiative to develop and to empower pan-African higher education graduates. Recruitment of diverse, world class management to support future development and expansion, including the appointment of Luis Lopez as CEO who brings with him international experience and a strong track record as a builder of Laureate International Universities.
Expansion to South Africa, anchoring the platform in an important Anglophone beacon market in the continent by partnering with Management College of Southern Africa (better known as “Mancosa”) and Regent Business School (pending regulatory approval). Together, Mancosa and Regent are South Africa’s leading private distance learning institutions, focused on providing accredited, accessible and affordable education.
Defining strategic agreement (pending regulatory approval) in Morocco among Honoris United Universities and Ecole Marocaine des Sciences de l’Ingénieur, (known as EMSI locally). EMSI is the largest private higher education institution in the country and the leading private engineering school in Morocco. Honoris United Universities establishes itself as the largest private higher educator in the country.
In November 2018,
Honoris United Universities, announced three major developments.
The UPSAT Group, pioneer of paramedic training in Tunisia joins the network and world-class Medical Simulation Centre opens at the heart of Tunis, firmly cementing Honoris as a leading provider of health education in North Africa.
École d’Architecture de Casablanca (EAC) formally becomes a member of Honoris in Morocco. EAC is a highly distinguished and the first private school of architecture to be recognized by the State of Morocco in Casablanca.
In February 2018,
Honoris United Universities, announced that École Marocaine des Sciences de l’Ingénieur (EMSI) – Morocco, and YKBS a leading business school in Mauritius, formally joined the network as member institutions. With these institutions, Honoris United Universities reafrms its status as the referential pan-African education organization focused on nurturing the next generation of African leaders and professionals.
Honoris by the numbers
Honoris by the numbers