Honoris United Universities is the first and largest pan-African private higher education network committed to transforming lives through relevant education for lifetime success. Collaborative intelligence, cultural agility, and mobile mindsets are at the heart of the Honoris approach to educating the next generation of leaders and professionals to make a transformative impact on a global scale. Honoris combines the expertise of its member institutions to develop world-class African human talent with an entrepreneurial mindset and 21st-century skills to thrive in the world of work.
Recognized as a New Champion by the World Economic Forum, Honoris comprises a community of 85,000+ students on 75+ campuses in 10 African countries and 33 cities. The network is formed of 16 institutions: multidisciplinary universities, specialized schools, technical and vocational institutes, contact, distance, and online institutions. Honoris has transformed more than 1 million lives to date with a legacy of 250+ years of experience in education, supported by exclusive academic partnerships and exchange programs in more than 250 universities across Europe, North America, and Asia. To strengthen its employability mandate, students benefit from an ecosystem of over 800 employer partners. More than 460 degrees are offered in Medicine, Health Sciences, Engineering, IT, Business, Law, Architecture, Digital and Creative Arts, Fashion and Design, Media, Political Science, and Education.
Students from 60 nationalities
Fields of study
Coding boot camps in African tech hubs
Innovation centers, makerspaces, and incubators
FabLab accredited by MIT
Degrees in various disciplines in contact, distance, online and blended formats
Collaborative intelligence, cultural agility, and mobile mindsets are at the heart of the Honoris approach to educate the next generation of leaders and professionals able to impact regionally in a globalized world. The network combines the expertise of its member institutions to develop world-class African human talent that is competitive in today’s fast-paced, demanding, and increasingly digitized labor and start-up markets. Honoris champions new methods of delivery and technologies,
developing relevant academic models designed to address Africa’s key educational challenges to improve the employability and life skills of graduates in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
In 2022, Honoris was recognized as a New Champion by the World Economic Forum and was awarded the New Champions Award for Excellence in Adaptive Capacity.
FOCUS ON EMPLOYABILITY
Honoris graduates have superior employment outcomes in our respective markets. Honoris enhances the employability of its graduates by incorporating a comprehensive and mandatory work readiness program into the curricula, enabling graduates to develop soft skills, digital capabilities, and real-world competencies. Supported by a suite of in-person and online services, 85% of Honoris graduates gain access to the job market within 6 months of graduating. Alongside 800+ partnerships with employers at national, pan-African, and global levels, Honoris students also have access to 23 career centers both physical and digital.
Honoris demonstrates a contribution towards 12 of the 17 United Nations SDGs. To support the objectives of the Goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for everyone by 2030, Honoris recognizes that a collective effort is required – involving its own employees and the many partners united to Honoris institutions, from governments and regulators, communities, employers, associations, to academic organizations.
HONORIS APPROACH TO ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Honoris institutions provide a rich offering of programs, dedicated employability initiatives, exclusive partnerships, international faculty, and teaching methodologies built around its mission of Education for Impact, all geared towards developing world-class African human talent with an entrepreneurial mindset and 21st-century skills to thrive in the globally disrupted world of work.
The Honoris United Universities’ commitment to its students and their families:
• Academic excellence based on national and international standards
• World-class regional and international faculty
• Tech-enabled platforms and environments for increased learning outcomes
• Student mobility opportunities through multi-track programs, partnerships, and dual degrees across Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America
• Dedicated programs and support for employability, including partnerships with 800+ employers
• Transversal learning programs that focus on 21st-century skills
• Future-oriented learning and a rich student experience
• Globally recognized research in numerous fields
• A pan-African focus on innovation and entrepreneurship
That’s why 1 in 5 students in private higher education in Africa choose an Honoris institution.
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