Al Akhawayn Mourns Death of Sciences Po Director Richard Descoings



Ifrane, April 4, 2012 – Richard Descoings, Director of Sciences Po, France, partner institution of Al Akhawayn University, died late Tuesday. He was 53. 

Richard Descoings was a valuable asset to his institution. In his 4 terms of service, he made major changes in Sciences Po. He created six campuses in the School's province, gave access to students coming from low-income households, increased the number of international students, increased the number of scholarships, and more. 

Sciences Po has been an academic partner of Al Akhawayn University since December 2001. 41 Al Akhawayn students and 34 Sciences Po students have since then benefited from bilateral exchange and study-abroad opportunities. 

Al Akhawayn University is truly saddened to hear of this loss, and extends its condolences to Richard Descoings' family and to Sciences Po community.