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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beyond the classroom walls
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.Read more
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.
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.
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
Advisor to His Majesty the King
Director of the Private Secretariat of His Majesty the King
Minister of Interior
Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates
Minister of Economy and Finance
Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Innovation
Minister of National Education, Preschool, and Sports
Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs
Minister of Industry and Commerce
Governor of Bank Al Maghrib
Director General of The Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM)
CEO of Banque Centrale Populaire
Chair of the Finance and Budget Committee
CEO of Attijariwafa Bank
Chair of the Development Committee
President of the Confédération Générale des Entreprises du Maroc (CGEM)
Administrator of Holmarcom Group
Chair of the Communication Committee
CEO of Office Chérifien des Phosphates
Former Minister of Industry
CEO of Maghreb Bail
President of the Directorate of Maroc Telecom
CEO of Credit Immobilier et Hotelier Bank
Professor and Former Minister of Finance
Former Vice-President of Renault Maroc Service
Chair of the Academic Committee
General Manager, the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), Kuwait
President of the Directorate of Crédit Agricole du Maroc
General Manager of Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion (CDG)