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Brief Presentation on. The University of Mohammed V – Souissi Rabat, MOROCCO www.um5s.ac.ma. Prof. Rachida AJHOUN. Content. Historical background Colleges and Research Institutes Figures about the University Cooperation and international relations

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  1. Brief Presentation on The University ofMohammed V – Souissi Rabat, MOROCCO www.um5s.ac.ma Prof. Rachida AJHOUN TIES R. AJHOUN

  2. Content • Historical background • Colleges and Research Institutes • Figures about the University • Cooperation and international relations • In-Service Training: Interventions Modalities • Conclusion and future prospects TIES R. AJHOUN

  3. Historical Background • Mohammed V University • First modern university • Created after the independence of Morocco: 1957 • Training of Moroccan executives • University of Mohammed V – Souissi • Creation in 1992 as a result of a split • Creation of a Souissi campus Al Irfane TIES R. AJHOUN

  4. Colleges • Faculty of medicine and pharmacy • Faculty of dental medicine • Faculty of education • 2 Faculties of law, economics and management • Engineering School of Information Technology and System Analysis (ENSIAS) TIES R. AJHOUN

  5. Research Institutes • Institute of Studies and Research for Arabization • Institute of Scientific Research (humanities and social sciences) • Institute of African Studies TIES R. AJHOUN

  6. Research and Learning Centers • University Center for Documentation, Intervention and Research on Handicap (CUDIRH) • International Center for University Pedagogy and Management (CIPEGU) • Center for Research and Training on Education Management (CREFEM) • International Center for Hepato- Gastro- Enterology (CIHGE) • UNESCO Chairs (distinguished lectureships): • Women’s Rights • Literacy and Adult Education TIES R. AJHOUN

  7. Figures about the University • 20,000 students (10% at the graduate level) • 1,100 professors (60% in medical colleges) • 800 administrative staff • 5 Doctoral centers (Humanities and social science, Management and law, human and local development, Medical science, Engineering science and IT) • 3 competency areas • Neurogenetics • Medicinal and aromatic herb network • Information and communication technology TIES R. AJHOUN

  8. Student mobility • Number of incoming exchange students and their origin • 650 students mainly from Africa and Arab countries • Number of local students who are on an exchange programme • About 30 students (Graduate and Doctoral level) • Disciplines offered to foreign students • Amost all disciplines • Language classes for foreign students/academics • Arabic and french TIES R. AJHOUN

  9. Cooperation and International Relations/1 • 73 cooperation linkages (training & research) • 4 MEDA Tempus projects (2 for ENSIAS) • 1 MENA-Swedish Research Partnership Program • 2 FP7 Projects (2 for ENSIAS) • Regional Course on Trade Policies (in collaboration with World Trade Organization) for the benefit of African executives • Regional Course on Hepato-Gastro-Enterology (in collaboration with World Health Organization) for the benefit of African health leaders. • Member in internationals associations: GUIDE,… TIES R. AJHOUN

  10. Cooperation and International Relations/2 • Services offered by the international relation office • Few services : International office is not well structured • Is there an internationalization strategy? Is it formal or ad-hoc? • University has no clear internationalization strategy (Ad-hoc strategy) • Funding of internationalization activities • Funding of teachers participation to international conferences • Funding of some missions for preparing international projects • Funding of some bilateral research projects • Participation in international projects and/or research projects • TEMPUS Program • FP7 Program • AUF (French speaking countries) • Bilateral research cooperation with France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Tunisia. Jordan TIES R. AJHOUN

  11. In-Service Training: Intervention Modalities • Training for Qualification : Preparing staff for supervision responsibilities • Diploma-granting Training: Training leading to a university diploma. Examples: UD in security systems, UD in Fixed Prosthesis, UD in Business Law, UD in Legal and Judicial Trades,…. • Custom-made Training: Skill improvement, re-training for new careers, specialization. • Training through ‘capitalizable’ modules – according to personalized plan • E-learning • Infrastructure: Training is delivered on site and in the University’s in-service training center TIES R. AJHOUN

  12. ENSIAS : Some Data • 57 Pedagogical staff • 46 Administrative staff • 779 Students (14 foreign students) • 7 students actually in foreign countries • International cooperation with 30 universities and engineering schools • 7 international research projects in 2009 • Participation : + 30 international projects TIES R. AJHOUN

  13. Elements for ENSIAS internationalizationstrategy • Develop cooperation with new partners in Europe, Africa, America and Asia. • Axis of cooperation : • Mobility of pedagogical staff, • Mobility of students, • Co-diploma, • Research projects, • Exchange of experience. • Association: for exemple: e-NGN TIES R. AJHOUN

  14. Actualproblems • No strategy developed concerning internationalization • Lack of administrative staff. • Administrative staff have competencies in french and arabic only. • Lack of communication concerning cooperation possibilities. • Web sites of university contains few and non pertinent information. TIES R. AJHOUN

  15. Future Prospects • Improving the infrastructure • Intranet network • Digital libraries • Students’ accommodation • Reinforcing the link with the business community (Office for Interface between the University and the Business World) • Reinforcing the link with local government bodies • Enhancing training & research • Vocational training (BA, MA) • New centers of excellence • Partnership (community service) TIES R. AJHOUN

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