Al Akhawayn University Signs Partnership with the American University of Beirut
Ifrane, May 17, 2012 – Al Akhawayn University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the American University of Beirut (AUB) in Lebanon on May 4, 2012, in Beirut.
The MoU sets a five-year collaboration between both Al Akhawayn and AUB in academics including exchange programs of students and faculty; short-term academic and training programs; joint organization of academic meetings, seminars, and workshops; and the development of joint-degree or dual-degree programs.
“This is a good opportunity for our institution to expand to this part of the Arab world,” said Ahmed Legrouri, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Al Akhawayn University. "We are confident that this partnership will be mutually beneficial and would encourage the exchange of ideas."
Signing the MoU were Ahmad Dallal, Provost at AUB, and Ahmed Legrouri, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Al Akhawayn, with the presence of Katherine Yngve and Amy Fishburn, directors of the Office of International Programs at AUB and Al-Akhawayn, respectively.
Founded in 1866, the American University of Beirut bases its educational philosophy, standards, and practices on the American liberal arts model of higher education. A teaching-centered research university, AUB has around 700 instructional faculty and a student body of around 8,000 students.