Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Spotlights


Abdellah Chekayri - CCME

Abdellah Chekayri, Associate Professor of Arabic and Coordinator of the Al Akhawayn University Arabic Language and North African Studies Program, published an article entitled "La Sensibilisation Culturelle dans l’Enseignement de la Langue Arabe” in a conference proceedings publication L'Enseignement des Langues en Immigration (2011): pp. 217-233. The conference was on "Langues en Immigration: Mutations et Nouveaux Enjeux" and was organized on June 24-25, 2010 by the  Council for the Moroccan Community Abroad (CCME). To read the Arabic version of Chekayri's article, click here.

Eric Ross

Eric Ross, Associate Professor of International Studies, published an article entitled “Globalizing Touba: Expatriate Disciples in the World City Network” in Urban Studies, vol. 48,  no.14 (2011): pp. 2929-2952.

LC Seminar

Al Akhawayn Language Center organizes a three-day seminar series on Assessment and Learning. The seminar is facilitated by Dr. Kari Smith, Professor of Education at the University of Bergen, Norway. For the seminar program, click here.


Al Akhawayn Institute for Economic Analysis and Prospective Studies in collaboration with Haute Ecole de Commerce, Paris, are launching in February 2012 a field study for l'Observatoire National du Développement Humain on the application of Behavioral Economics tools to decision-making in the context of poverty. For the purposes of the study, the region of Ifrane will be used to test the preliminary models developed.

Hind Benbihi

Al Akhawayn General Engineering student Hind Benbihi ('13) won on February 23, 2012 the Best Paper Award of the 20th ACM/SIGDA International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays for the paper entitled Rethinking FPGAs: Elude the Flexibility Excess of LUTs with And-Inverter Cones, which she co-authored with Hadi P. Afshar, David Novo, and Paolo Ienne from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. According to Benbihi, the Symposium described the paper as "the finest venue for architectural innovation on FPGA fabrics."