Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Spotlights


SSE Professor Wins Horizon 2020 Project Funding

Dr. Asmae Khaldoun, a professor at Al Akhawayn, was awarded a 1,082,312.50 € grant for her project “Africa-Europe BioClimatic Buildings for XXI Century.” The grant was awarded by “Horizon 2020 Call: H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020" (Building a Low-Carbon, Climate Resilient Future: Secure, Clean, and Efficient Energy).  

The consortium working on this project includes the following institutions: 

Politecnico Di Milano (Italy); Agence Marocaine de l'Efficacité Énergétique, AMEE (Morocco); E7 Energie Markt Analyse (Austria); Ciencias.ID - Associacao Para a Investigacao e Desenvolvimento de Ciencias (Portugal); United Nations Human Settlements Programme (Kenya); Ministère de l'Environnement et du Développement Durable (Senegal); Ministry of National Territory Planning, Urban Planning, Housing and City Policy (Morocco); Universite de la Reunion (France); Ecole Africaine des Métiers de l'Architecture et de l'Urbanisme (Togo); Universite Al Akhawayn d’Ifrane (Morocco) 


MIPA Hosts SHSS Graduate Students for Policy Paper Workshop

On February 7ththe Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis (MIPA) hosted graduate students from Al Akhawayn School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) and professors Eric Ross, Frances Danielle Williams-Loustau, and Zaynab El Bernoussi for a day of instruction on policy paper writing. The policy paper workshop at MIPA was led by Dr. Mohammed Masbahdirector of the Institute, and Mr. Rachid Aourraz, an economist and fellow at the Institute. 

Alumnus Publishes Paper in the Munich Personal RePEc Archive

AUI alumnus Tahar Harkat recently published a paper in the Munich Personal RePEc Archive (MPRA) that assesses the link between energy consumption and economic development, particularly as it appears in the Moroccan economy. Tahar (’16) holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a double concentration in Finance and Logistics.  

His paper can be found at the following link:  

Alumna Publishes Article on Palestinian Organizational Culture

We are proud to recognize AUI alumna Souhaila Zaidoune ('18) for her recent publication in the Emerald Journal. She published her study, “Organizational culture, innovation and performance: a study from a non-western context,” alongside professors Mohammed Aboramadan, Belal Albashiti, and Hatem AlharazinThe article examines connections between organizational culture, innovation, and banks’ performance in Palestine.  

AUI Professor Interviewed about Regional Security Issues

 On January 2, SHSS Professor Djallil Lounnas was published in the newspaper “Le Soir D'Algérie.” In his interview, Lounnas discusses Turkey’s recent decision to send troops to Libya and the regional, along with security, implications of this decision.