Al Akhawayn University

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Al Akhawayn University

Akhawayn University (AUI), a private Moroccan university patterned on the American model of higher education. Al Akhawayn University is Morocco’s premier liberal arts university, offering a wide range of courses in English and nestled in the mountain resort town of Ifrane in the Middle Atlas Mountains. It is an independent, public, not-for-profit, coeducational, Moroccan university committed to educating future citizen-leaders of Morocco and the world through a globally oriented, English -language, liberal arts curriculum based on the American system.

The University enhances Morocco and engages the world through leading-edge educational and research programs, including continuing and executive education upholds the highest academic and ethical standards and promotes equity and social responsibility.

 History

  • Founded in 1993 by Royal Dahir (decree), Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane opened its doors to students in January 1995.
  • Based on the principles of diversity and an international outlook, the university’s mission is driven by values of human solidarity and tolerance.
  • Al Akhawayn has modeled its administrative, pedagogical, and academic organization on the American university system, and English is the language of instruction.
  • Still, in its infancy, the university has already developed a national and international reputation for its unique identity and potential.

 Mission

University enhances Morocco and engages the world through leading-edge educational and research programs, including continuing and executive education upholds the highest academic and ethical standards and promotes equity and social responsibility.

Academics

With 2,173 full-time students living and studying together on a residential campus in the Middle Atlas town of Ifrane, Al Akhawayn offers undergraduate and graduate program options in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering, and Business Administration– all connected by a common core based on the American liberal arts model.

Campus Life & Services

  • The Division of Student Affairs at AUI recognizes that it is in a unique position to make a significant contribution to the overall development of students.
  • It strives to help students develop emotionally, physically, socially, and even spiritually by providing a variety of services and programs.
  • It supports all AUI students with various extracurricular learning opportunities as well as recreational and cultural activities.
  • Campus life at AUI offers intramural and intercollegiate sports and fitness programs to keep you in top shape physically and mentally.
  • The Student Health Center will help you strengthen and maintain your health and well-being and if you are experiencing personal or academic problems, Counseling Services is ready to help you overcome your difficulties
  • Housing Services staff work hard to promote community living, mutual respect, and civility through the Resident Assistants Program and many other activities.
  • There are about 10 sports clubs and over 40 student organizations, three student publications and one media outlet.
  • Study-abroad opportunities are available with 400 institutions in 50 countries and include United States institutions of higher education as well as European and Asian universities.

Programs Offered By Al Akhawayn University

  • Undergraduate Programs: The Al Akhawayn experience is based on the liberal arts model, emphasizing the key concepts and courses that all undergraduate students enjoy so as to gain a well-rounded education suited for the global economy. Some of the Undergraduate Programs are entitled below:
  1. Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
  2. Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
  3. Bachelor of Business Administration
  4. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  5. Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Management Science
  6. Bachelor of Science in General Engineering
  7. Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Development
  • Graduate Programs: Al Akhawayn graduate programs enhance the University’s mission of advancing Morocco and engaging the world through leading-edge business, humanities and social sciences, and science and engineering. Many graduate students go on to successful careers in international business, diplomacy, non-profit organizations, and many other fields.Graduate Degree Programs in Ifrane
  1. Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Management
  2. Master of Science in Information Systems Security
  3. Master of Arts in International Studies and Diplomacy (MAISD)
  4. Master of Arts in North African and Middle Eastern Studies (NAMES)
  5. Master of Arts in Islamic Religious Studies (MAIRS)
  6. Master of Business Administration (MBA – Full time)
  7. Master of Science in Biotechnology
  8. Master of Science in Computer Science
  9. Master of Science in Computer Networks
  10. Master of Science in Software Engineering

 Contact Information

  • Address:  Hassan II Avenue, Ifrane, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, 53000, Morocco
  • Phone: +212 5358-62000
  • Website: http://www.aui.ma/en/

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