Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Spotlights


Dr. Rezrazi Publishes on Peacekeeping Missions in the Time of Coronavirus

Dr. El Mostafa Rezrazi, Professor at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and distinguished professor of Crisis Management at Sapporo Gakuin University in Japan, recently published an article titled 'Peacekeeping Missions in the Time of Coronavirus: New Configurations and New Challenges.'


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Oumlil Explores the Gender Dimension of COVID-19

Dr. Kenza Oumlil, Associate Professor of Communication and Gender at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, recently published an op-ed on the gender dimension of COVID-19 in Morocco World News.

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Dr. Therrien’s Recent Publication on When Europeans move to Morocco ‘for Love’

Dr. Catherine Therrien, researcher and part-time faculty at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, recently had her chapter “When Europeans Move to Morocco « for Love »: Navigating Legislative and Religious Boundaries in a Muslim context” published in ‘Contemporary Europeans Emigrations. Situating Integration in New Destinations,’ edited by Brigitte Sutter and Lisa Åkesson (Routeledge, 2020, pp. 97-115)

SSE Faculty Co-author Paper on Enhancing Security and Chemicals Management

Dr. Abdelkrim Ouardaoui, Dr. Samir El Hajjaji, and Dr. Khalid Sendide co-authored a paper entitled: Enhancing Security and Chemicals Management in University Science Laboratories: Creating a Secure Environment for Students and Researchers in MoroccoThe paper was published in April 2020 in the Journal of Chemical Education, a journal of the American Chemical Society.

The paper reports the University’s approach to upgrading SSE’s main Chemistry and Biotech laboratories as part of its strategy to align with international educational standards, including those that relate to safety and security.  This is a result of a two years R&D project, funded in 2017 by CRDF Global, an agency of the US Department of State. Part of the projects' results were also presented at the 2019 Teacher Education Conference held at George Mason University, VA, USA. Worth mentioning that CRDF Global has praised AUI’s project as one of their most successful ones over the MENA region, which will further boost its future collaboration with AUI.

Benrqya Publishes Paper on the Right Distribution Strategy for your Product

Yassine Benrqya, Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at the School of Business Administration, recently published a paper titled “Cross-docking or traditional warehousing: what is the right distribution strategy for your product?” in the ‘International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management’ (IJPDLM). The objective of this paper is to investigate the impact of products' characteristics on the performance of two major distribution strategies: traditional warehousing and cross-docking.

International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management (IJPDLM) is ranked among others by the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List as an "A Journal". IJPDLM has a CiteScore of 8.02 and an impact factor of 5.07.

The paper can be found here.