Mundiapolis University

Region

Africa

Country

Morocco

Sector

Private Equity

Investment date

2016

Status date

Current

Mundiapolis University (Mundiapolis) is a top ranking private university in Morocco. Across growth markets, education is at the centre of changing lifestyles, as employers pay premiums for qualified, skilled employees and students seek higher paid jobs. Actis has invested into this trend repeatedly across Asia, Latin America and Africa.

Employers across Africa can see the growth opportunity and are seeking to recruit the best quality graduates. This is driving an explosion in demand for quality private higher education.

Mundiapolis was founded 20 years ago. It began as three institutes offering degrees in Business, Law and Engineering, and has since merged into a leading Moroccan university with some of the highest academic credentials in the region. Mundiapolis is a private multi-disciplinary university accredited by the Moroccan state, offering 38 accredited degree programs, with a student to faculty ratio (18:1) and a high rate of graduate employability (93% after 12 months across the university and 91% after three months in engineering). Mundiapolis is based in Casablanca and has a strong international profile with 21 international degree programs attracting over 30% of students from a range of foreign countries. Mundiapolis is particularly attractive to students from across Africa, positioning it to grow into a pan-African education provider.

Actis has extensive domain knowledge in the education sector; backing the trend for emerging market families to secure their own and their children’s future quality of life by investing in their education. Actis has invested close to US$400 million in recent years in the education sector, in institutions including China PSE and EIC Group in China; and Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul and CNA in Brazil.

Actis supporting an ambitious development plan that strengthens the university’s offering, accelerates its internationalisation, and strengthens its important contributions on the African continent.