Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Spotlights


AUI Welcomes its New PIP Interns

As part of its Presidential Internship Program, Al Akhawayn University welcomes 10 interns from the USA, Belarus, Switzerland, and Nigeria to be part of the AUI community during this academic year. Presidential interns are hosted by different departments, including the President's Office, Development and Communication, Office of Institutional research and Effectiveness, VPAA, Hillary Clinton Center and No Violence Alliance, VPSA and Residential Life, Internal Audit, Azrou Center, First-year experience, Student Activities Office and Office of Community Involvement, Health Center and Office of Interfaith Life.

SBA Student Climbs Mt. Fuji

AUI students are reaching new heights on campus and abroad. SBA student Taha El Messaoudi recently climbed Mount Fuji during his exchange program in Japan. Mt. Fuji was just one part of an exciting tour of Japan for Taha.

Farouk’s Team Wins the Space Rover Competition

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the US Embassy in Rabat, in partnership with the Moroccan Spacenauts, organized the Space Day on July 21st, 2019.

ENDEAVOUR Team, composed of AUI student Farouk Lemyesser and students from different engineering schools competed against two other teams, and won the Space Rover Competition. The team had to create a space rover similar to the one sent to Mars by NASA, and it had to navigate a terrain and pick up some rocks and move them to a particular place. 

The Apollo landing on the moon on July 1969 marked the human history and opened the door to future space exploration. The program included a rewarding exchange with former NASA engineer Dr. Ayanna Howard and other space and robotics passionates, researchers, experts and organizations from around Morocco.


Congratulations to our Emerald Award Winner Rachid Zegrane

Mr. Rachid Zegrane, Collection & Access Librarian, was awarded the Development Star Recognition Award from the Emerald’s Library Advisory Network (November 2018 – June 2019) for his participation in developing the new Emerald Insight Platform:

Lounnas Publishes in the French Journal 'Politique Etrangère'

Dr. Djallil Lounnas, Assistant Professor of International Studies at AUI, recently published in the French Academic Journal Politique Étrangère 2019/2 (Summer) a paper titled Le djihadisme au Sahel après la chute de Daech" and deals with the prospects of Jihadist organizations in Sahel merger in the context of the fall of ISIS in the Middle-East and the States responses.

The paper can be found here: