Casablanca, Morocco, November 1st, 2018
Honoris United Universities 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. This acquisition marks another key milestone in the expansion of Honoris as earlier this year the network also partnered with EMSI, the largest private higher education institution in Morocco. For more than 32 years, EMSI has been a pioneer in the country and region, serving as an innovation center as well as a reference in engineering education. Alongside Universite Mundiapolis, a multi-disciplinary university in Morocco known for its employability mission, this engagement firmly reinforces Honoris’ position as an educational leader in Morocco and in Francophone Africa.
EAC, which will formally become part of Honoris Morocco, is highly distinguished and the first private school of architecture to be recognized by the State of Morocco in Casablanca. The learning experience at EAC provides graduates the theoretical and practical applications of architecture and of landscaping, leading to intellectual breadth and practical skills required for the professions.
The inclusion of a highly respected specialized school provides a unique offering from the network. Commenting, CEO of Honoris United Universities, Luis Lopez, said, “Architecture is important globally and for Africa, as the continent aims to strengthen its infrastructure and to build smart cities that will improve the human habitat in sustainable and affordable ways. EAC will help Honoris to build a very natural bridge for students to gain the skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow. It is an extremely exciting project for our pan-African work.”
Hassan Filali, CEO of Honoris Morocco said, “I am delighted that through its new ownership, EAC will continue to educate future generations of leaders; but as part of a much wider pan-African network. This reflects the natural synergies between EAC and Honoris; but most importantly, can provide students with a richer learning environment and wider career opportunities. This includes providing students with compulsory internships, which offer potential for exchanges and the continuation of studies abroad at prestigious schools in Europe. Alongside EMSI and Mundiapolis, Honoris Morocco will continue to promote Education for Impact and I look forward to furthering this foundational belief.”
Mr. Benabdeljalil and Mr. Lahbabi, Founders and Directors of EAC stated, “now that we have been able to support the school with an international university network, we can further advance the ambitions of our education methodologies. This important development for the school, will create new opportunities in terms of teacher exchange programs, student mobility programs and research initiatives. Moreover, the collaboration will start with immediate effect, as we are setting up a partnership with our sister institution, Université Centrale in Tunis. This means that our students will benefit from this collaboration starting November 2018”.