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About AUI


Find the skills and knowledge you need to succeed at AUI

We provide each student learning experiences that foster growth in both academic and personal development

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.

Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane 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.

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A future of endless opportunities

Achieve academic excellence and excel beyond the classroom

A beacon for the Liberal Arts

Setting the University’s goals and direction for upcoming years is fundamental to achieving the sustained success of the whole community it comprises and AUI’s new Strategic Plan (2020-2025) was developed in consultation with a large part of the community: students, staff, professors, alumni as well as the Board of Trustees.

AUI’s vision for 2025 places the university as a beacon in the Middle East and Africa as a Liberal Arts teaching model adapted to the 21st century with the motto “Better Value on Investment”.

The Liberal Arts at Al Akhawayn University

A unique opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary learning

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Liberal Arts education

American education is renowned for its world-standard research productivity and the diverse intellectual and career-preparation advantages of liberal arts pedagogy.

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Lifelong learning skills

The true value of an AUI degree is in the lifelong learning skills that develop from direct engagement with the liberal arts; skills that you can use in every area of your life for the rest of your life.

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Soft Skills

A liberal arts education is more than just mastering a specific knowledge set. It is about learning how to think for oneself and being able to apply diverse areas of knowledge and methodologies to solve personal, local and global problems.

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Life-changing and nation-building journey

Ultimately your education and experience at AUI will transform your life, professionally and personally, forever. It is the corner stone to becoming a successful entrepreneur and a more complete person.

Quick Facts

Al Akhawayn University Stands Out Among Its Peers With Impressive Numbers And Achievements

7000
+
Graduates Working in Morocco and 20 Countries
87
%
Alumni working in multinational groups
50
%
Faculty are Internationals
30
%
AUI graduates have an international career experience

Academic Indicators

The most vibrant campus, to give you the most vibrant learning experience.

Beyond the classroom walls

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The AUI Experience

At AUI, our on-campus housing doesn't just provide the practical basics; it's a pathway to becoming an integral part of student life. You'll be able to explore exciting opportunities such as programs and activities with your peers while living in stylish dorms equipped with modern amenities like heating systems, cable television service, kitchens, laundries and more - all overlooking breathtaking cedar forests! Studying has never been so inspiring.

Dive into new experiences by joining one of our many student clubs ranging from politics and leadership to film, astronomy or sports - whichever best captures your interest! Gain skills in organization, civic participation and more while nurturing yourself along the way.

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The Campus

Our students' comfort, well-being and safety are paramount. The campus’ perfect setting offers excellent facilities for their overall emotional, physical, social, and spiritual growth. There are about 10 sports clubs and over 40 student organizations, 3 student publications and a media outlet.

Our campus provides a wealth of services for our students, faculty and staff to make life easier - from banking needs through the ATM to IT support with ITS, health care at the center or counseling options when needed; not forgetting housekeeping, copy and shuttle services too. Security is provided around-the-clock onsite as well.

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Ifrane

Ifrane, the second cleanest city in the world, is nestled in the beautiful Middle Atlas mountains, whose parks, cedar and oak forests, waterfalls, and rich wildlife provide a beautiful setting for hiking excursions, horseback riding, skiing, fishing, and many other activities all year round, just minutes away from town.

Whether you're looking for outdoor activities, dining establishments, hotels or even campgrounds - Ifrane has it all! From the bustling weekly market to luxurious hammams; one hour from Imperial Fez and Meknes cities two and half hours away from Rabat capital city or three-and-a-half hours drive to Casablanca - your own little paradise awaits in the heart of Morocco.

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Mohammed VI Library

This impressive building is a popular destination for students who wish to take their studies to greater heights. At our library, we welcome study groups as well as host various educational events - all designed with one purpose in mind; helping you gain access to and use the information towards furthering your learning experience while on campus.


The Mohammed VI Library, housing over 336K books combined with electronic resources from OneSearch like e-books totaling more than 200K volumes gives mounds of knowledge sure to please even the most ardent scholar’s desires.

Board of Trustees

AUI’s board of trustees ensures that the University continues to provide its excellent academic and human service into the future

Mr. André Azoulay
Mr. André Azoulay

Advisor to His Majesty the King

Mr. Mohamed Mounir El Majidi
Mr. Mohamed Mounir El Majidi

Director of the Private Secretariat of His Majesty the King

Mr. Abdelouafi Laftit
Mr. Abdelouafi Laftit

Minister of Interior

Mr. Nasser_Bourita
Mr. Nasser Bourita

Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates

Mrs. Nadia Fettah Alaoui
Mrs. Nadia Fettah Alaoui

Minister of Economy and Finance

Mr. Abdellatif Miraoui
Mr. Abdellatif Miraoui

Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Innovation

Mr. Chakib Benmoussa
Mr. Chakib Benmoussa

Minister of National Education, Preschool, and Sports

Mr. Ahmed Toufiq
Mr. Ahmed Toufiq

Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs

Mr. Ryad Mezzour
Mr. Ryad Mezzour

Minister of Industry and Commerce

Mr. Abdellatif Jouahri
Mr. Abdellatif Jouahri

Governor of Bank Al Maghrib

Chancellor

Mrs. Amina Benkhadra
Mrs. Amina Benkhadra

Director General of The Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM)

Secretary General

Mr. Mohamed Karim Mounir
Mr. Mohamed Karim Mounir

CEO of Banque Centrale Populaire

Chair of the Finance and Budget Committee

Mr. Mohamed Kettani
Mr. Mohamed Kettani

CEO of Attijariwafa Bank

Chair of the Development Committee

Mr. Chakib Alj
Mr. Chakib Alj

President of the Confédération Générale des Entreprises du Maroc (CGEM)

Mrs. Miriem Bensalah Chaqroun
Mrs. Miriem Bensalah Chaqroun

Administrator of Holmarcom Group

Chair of the Communication Committee

Mr. Mostafa Terrab
Mr. Mostafa Terrab

CEO of Office Chérifien des Phosphates

Mr. Abdellatif Guerraoui
Mr. Abdellatif Guerraoui

Former Minister of Industry

Mr. Azzedine Guessous
Mr. Azzedine Guessous

CEO of Maghreb Bail

Mr. Abdessalam Ahizoune
Mr. Abdessalam Ahizoune

President of the Directorate of Maroc Telecom

Mr. Lotfi Sekkat
Mr. Lotfi Sekkat

CEO of Credit Immobilier et Hotelier Bank

Mr. Mohamed Berrada
Mr. Mohamed Berrada

Professor and Former Minister of Finance

Mr. Larbi Belarbi
Mr. Larbi Belarbi

Former Vice-President of Renault Maroc Service

Chair of the Academic Committee

Mr. Abdellatif Al Hamad
Mr. Abdellatif Al Hamad

General Manager, the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), Kuwait

Mohamed FIKRAT AUI
Mr. Mohamed FIKRAT

President of the Directorate of Crédit Agricole du Maroc

Khalid SAFIR AUI
Mr. Khalid SAFIR

General Manager of Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion (CDG)

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