Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Spotlights



Al Akhawayn Institute of Economic Analysis and Prospective Studies (IEAPS) announces that its Research Project on "Economics of Intellectual Property Rights" conducted with the financial support of the Hassan II Academy of Science & Technology (2008-2012) resulted in:

• Five Al Akhawayn master's theses covering franchising, geographical indications, forest labels and patents,

• Two book chapters: Challenges to IPRs and Market Pitfalls and Health (IGI 2010 and 2012),

• Eight scientific articles published in international journals,

• Four IEAPS staff papers on Economics of Festivals, Software Piracy, Genetically Modified Organisms, and Geographic Indications,

• Conferences and workshops including one with the WHO on IPRS and Health, in addition to presentations in different universities and schools in Morocco, France, Italy and Germany,

• A special PhD course on "Economics of IPRs" is planned in collaboration with the University Mohammed V, Faculty of Economics, Rabat.

Posted on 12/06/2012

Karim Moustaghfir-synergy

Karim Moustaghfir, Associate Professor of Human Resource Development published an article entitled "Explicating Knowledge-based Competitive Advantage" in the International Journal of Synergy and Research (2012) Vol. 001, no. 001, pp. 23-38.

Posted on 06/11/2012

David Wyrick

David Wyrick was appointed new Dean of the School of Science and Engineering at Al Akhawayn University on June 1, 2012. Wyrick holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, USA, 1989. He served as the Chair of Engineering at Texas Tech University (TTU). Before moving to TTU in 2007, Wyrick served as Head of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth for nine years and was on the faculty for a total of 18 years. He began his career in the oil and gas industry, including some time in the Canadian Beaufort Sea conducting experiments on sea ice. He has worked with many companies since his doctorate work, both small and large, and has a broad experience working with scientists, engineers, business professionals, and international partners in industry and academia.

Posted on 06/04/2012

Houda Benamar (‘12)

Al Akhawayn Business student Houda Benamar (‘12) has been selected to join the Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) Apprenticeship Programme which will take place from June 14 to July 14, 2012 in Dubai, UAE.  The program brings together 12 outstanding students representing 12 countries to experience working for one of the biggest tourism marketing success stories of the region. Students from leading universities will compete on the basis of written essays and strategic input that would lead to the advancement of DSS and destination Dubai. 

Posted on 05/28/2012

Digital News and Journalism Ethics in Morocco

Bouziane Zaid, Assistant Professor of Communication at Al Akhawayn University, presented his paper entitled "Digital News and Journalism Ethics in Morocco" in the World Press Freedom Day Conference in Tunis, Tunisia, on May 3-6, 2012.

Posted on 05/19/2012