In Remembrance of his Majesty the Late King Hassan II
Today the entire Al Akhawayn University community joins in remembering His Majesty the late King Hassan II of Moroccan on the twentieth anniversary of his tragic passing according to the Islamic calendar. On the 10th Rabi’ al-Thani 1420 AH, His Majesty King Hassan II passed away, leaving an entire nation in mourning. The late King’s legacy, however, has continued to have an enormous positive impact on not only AUI and Morocco, but the entire region as a whole.
In the 1970s His Majesty the late King Hassan II envisioned a Moroccan University that would serve as a model for the nation, and as an agent of change. His Majesty had a vision of a University that would provide higher education programs covering a multitude of fields of knowledge with the ability to adapt and evolve over time. A University that would enrich the Nation’s educational system by being a forum for the creation and confrontation of human progresses in all fields of knowledge and setting a framework for understanding among peoples and civilizations. A University that would help preserve Morocco’s assets and consolidate the Nation’s identity as a land of dialogue, liberty and tolerance, an attribute the Kingdom continues to take pride in.
With the creation of the Royal Dahir in 1993 that founded the University, His Majesty’s vision started to come to fruition. In January of 1995 AUI officially opened its doors to students and has since stood by its Mission of educating future leaders of Morocco and the world through its globally oriented and cutting-edge educational and research programs and upholding the highest academic and ethical standards while promoting equity and social responsibility.
His Majesty Hassan II not only left an extraordinary imprint on Al Akhawayn University, but on Morocco, North Africa and the entire world as a whole. May we remember His Majesty not only for the innumerous amount of exceptional deeds and accomplishments He achieved while alive, but also for the monumental impact His legacy has on the Nation to this day.