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Al Akhawayn University, Ignite Inspiration, Foster Transformation, Make an Impact!

Experience the power of inspiration, transformation, and impact at our University

Empowering students to change the world

Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI) educates the future citizen-leaders of Morocco and the world through a globally oriented, English-language liberal arts curriculum based on American education.

The academic community composed of students, faculty, and staff work together to foster excellence and identity through teaching and learning favorable to the development of equity and social responsibility.

Home to students from all around the world, the 75-hectare campus houses 7 academic buildings, a library, 21 student residences, 4 dining halls, shops, sports centers, and research labs.

Al Akhawayn University Library

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Academic Excellence

Al Akhawayn University is committed to providing students with a world-class education that prepares them for successful careers and personal growth. With accreditations from reputable organizations such as NECHE, EFMD, and ABET, our academic programs are held to the highest standards of quality and rigor. Our faculty are experts in their fields and provide students with personalized attention and support, ensuring that they are well-prepared to succeed in their chosen professions.


Al Akhawayn University is a truly global institution, with more than 400 academic partnerships and a diverse student body and community representing 39 different nationalities. Our commitment to internationalization is reflected in the fact that 72% of our students experience one to two semesters abroad, gaining valuable cross-cultural experiences and developing a global perspective. With 50% of our faculty coming from international backgrounds, students are exposed to a wide range of perspectives and ideas, enhancing their learning experience, and preparing them for success in a globalized world.

Student Success

At Al Akhawayn University, we are committed to providing our students with a well-rounded education that supports their personal growth, development and well-being. Our students have access to a wide range of extracurricular activities, including clubs, sports, and community service opportunities, allowing them to explore their interests and develop their leadership skills. Our graduates are highly sought after by employers and go on to achieve success in a variety of fields, making meaningful contributions to their communities and the world at large.

Employability and Entrepreneurship

Al Akhawayn University takes a unique approach to preparing students for successful careers by integrating them into the workforce from the first semester. Through partnerships with major corporate firms, students gain valuable real-world experience and make important connections that set them up for success after graduation. In addition, our world-class startup incubator, developed in collaboration with prestigious local and international partners, provides students with the resources and support they need to create their own companies while still studying. This innovative approach to education sets Al Akhawayn graduates apart from the competition, equipping them with the skills and experiences they need to succeed in a rapidly changing global job market.

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As a student, school life extends beyond the classroom: savor campus culture and make use of cutting-edge facilities. Get active with sports clubs and enjoy onsite living at AUI – it's all part of your learning experience.

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Uncover the amazing educational opportunities available in our diverse schools, centers and programs

Facts and Figures

Al Akhawayn University stands out among its peers with impressive numbers and achievements

Graduates working in Morocco and 20 countries
Alumni working in multinational groups
Faculty are Internationals
AUI graduates have an international career experience
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • Executive Education
  • Honors Program
Al Akhawayn University Morocco Campus


AUI offers an array of diverse and dynamic educational opportunities


For the future leading scientists of the world the School of Science and Engineering offers a range of Bachelor of Science programs that cover everything from Renewable Energy Systems, Computer, Digital, Cloud and Mobile Systems to Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence and Robotization.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences’ programs cover the essential fields to address the issues facing human society today from Environmental Studies and Sustainability and Spatial Planning and Management to International Studies, Communication Studies and Human Resource Development.

Future business leaders can get their Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, where the program focuses on major international business and involves internships in industry.

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AUI University graduate programs provide students with the opportunity to gain specialized expertise that can open up invaluable job opportunities and put them on a pathway towards greater financial rewards.

Developing skills like critical thinking, research techniques, leadership capability or data analytics are an asset in any workplace - from academia and beyond.

In AUI's portfolio of master-level courses, you'll find areas as diverse as Big Data Analytics & Software Engineering through Financial Technology & Sustainable Energy Management all the way to City Planning Executive courses, making it perfect for those seeking professional development at a postgraduate level.

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Executive Education

Executive education programs, such as the Executive MBA, can be incredibly beneficial for professionals.

These programs provide a wide range of opportunities to advance one's career: from acquiring new knowledge and skills in their field to staying up-to-date on industry trends and networking with other professionals which may open doors to potential job or collaboration prospects.

Furthermore, these courses are great resources when it comes to developing leadership qualities and management techniques, both essential ingredients necessary for success in business ventures today.

Committing oneself to an executive course could ultimately lead towards increased productivity, making you more competitive thus positioning yourself ahead of the curve.

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Honors Program

AUI's Honors Program provides students with an intellectually stimulating experience, cultivating a well-rounded community of ethical and critical thinkers.

With access to challenging courses alongside research programs like URP, undergraduates have the opportunity to explore fresh ideas beyond their comfort zone.

The program also offers enriching weekly seminars giving participants a chance to engage in meaningful conversations around matters such as human nature or global implications, sparking creative thought processes through interactive dialogue.

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A place where inspiration finds you

On top of an outstanding eductaion, AUI fostered creativity outside of the classrooms, providing me with the necessary skills and knowledge to become a leader in the market. Today, as a proud alumna, I can very sincerely say that being involved in thi community was one of my best life experiences.

Soukaina Khattab

Graduation Class: 2018

What I loved the most about the HRD program is that I could transfer my knowledge from the theories seen in class, to real life projects - it is a practical-oriented program. This has contributed to the achievement of my goals and the enhancement of my career. None of this could have happened without the thorough supervision of my professors, as well as their expertise.

Marwa Oulad Touimi

Graduation class: 2018


Al Akhawayn University: The first non-US NEASC accredited university in Africa. Since 2017, AUI was accredited by the New English Commission on Higher Education (NECHE, formerly NEASC), one of the most prestigious accrediting institutions throughout the world. Accreditation serves as a means of globally recognizing an institution’s worth. In NECHE’s case, their hard-to-earn stamp of approval signifies high standards at all levels of education, granting the University’s diplomas the equivalence of those issued in the United States. AUI’s reaccreditation in 2022 for the maximum period of 10 years marks a new chapter of excellence during which AUI will continue to strive to increase the quality of our entire institution, from the classroom to the dorms. It also marks the lifelong commitment to self-actualization, to betterment, and to ensure that AUI students receive the best possible education AUI can offer.