Honoris United Universities announces planned expansion in Egypt
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.
One of Southern Africa’s leading business education institutes, Regent Business School will offer a variety of local and international business and management education programmes for Egyptian undergraduate and postgraduate students. The Master of Business Administration offered by Regent Business School is ranked 4th out of 200 African institutions by the esteemed Eduniversal survey*.
Commenting on the MoU, Luis Lopez, CEO of Honoris United Universities, stated, “We at Honoris United Universities are committed to expanding our presence in Africa by supporting multicultural and cross-border academic and professional experiences. These will support the development of graduates that are competitive in today’s fast-paced and demanding labour markets. Collaborative intelligence, cultural agility and mobile mindsets and skills are at the heart of Honoris’ vision of higher education. With this vision, we see significant potential in Egypt to provide impactful education to the future generations of leaders and to participate meaningfully in their development.”
Managing Director of Regent Business School, Ahmed Shaikh, added, “We are thrilled to be establishing our presence in a promising and vibrant country like Egypt. The programmes we offer at Regent Business School are benchmarked against internationally recognized programmes and are unique in that they suitably fit the requirements of the local job market. Our undergraduate and postgraduate offerings are designed to equip students – Africa’s future leaders - with theoretical and practical expertise in the fields of business administration, commerce, management and leadership, entrepreneurship, local government and educational management so they can make a strong contribution in shaping our continent’s future.”
Dr. Sherif El Kholy, Partner in Actis’ Egypt office commented: “This imminent expansion to Egypt marks an important milestone for Honoris United Universities, cementing its footprint further in North Africa. With support from the Egyptian government and a huge demand for high quality, accessible education, we are excited about the growth prospects for higher education in the country.
Actis is a committed, long-term investor in Egypt. We have invested over US$700m in the country to date, enabling us to identify and to work with world-class institutions such as the Honoris United Universities network to support their growth ambitions.”