Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Spotlights


IEAPS- Local Universities as Engines for Innovation

Al Akhawayn Dean of the Institute of Economic Analysis & Prospective Studies, Ahmed Driouchi, and Al Akhawayn alumna Nada Zouag ('04), published an article on Local Universities as Engines for Innovation, Take-Off and Expansion of Regional Development in Southern Economies in the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development 3, no. 2 (2011): 101-126. To read the abstract, click here.


Ahmed Driouchi, Dean of the Al Akhawayn Institute for Economic Analysis and Prospective Studies; Amal Achehboune, Research Assistant; Antonio Andrès Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Economics at Al Akhawayn; and Cristina Boboc, Emilia Titan and Daniel Pele researchers at the Academy of Economics at the University of Bucharest, Romania launched a new research project entitled "Economic Policies and the Outcomes Expected for MENA Countries and Comparisons with Central and East European Economies," within the framework of the 2011 FEMISE (Forum Euroméditerranéen des Instituts de Sciences Économiques) Competition.


Ahmed Driouchi, Dean of the Al Akhawayn Institute for Economic Analysis and Prospective Studies; Karim Malki and Nada Zouag, both Al Akhawayn alumni and researchers; published a chapter entitled "Market Pitfalls and New Health Issues in Developing Countries"(chapter 21) in Disruptive Technologies, Innovation and Global Redesign: Emerging Implications, edited by Ndubuisi Ekekwe and Nazrul Islam, and published by the Information Science Reference - IGI Global.

Karim Moustaghfir-doi

Karim Moustaghfir, Associate Professor of Human Resources at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, co-authored an article entitled "An Activation Process for Entrepreneurial Engineering Education: The Model and Application" with partners from the University of Salento. The article is published in the Journal of Enterprising Culture 19, no. 2 (2011): 147-168, doi: 10.1142/S0218495811000738.

Connell Monette-UNAOC

Connell Monette, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Assistant Professor at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, is among 2500 participants attending the United   Nations Alliance of Civilizations fourth annual forum, December 11-13, 2011 in Doha, Qatar, under the theme “Intercultural Dialogue to Boost Development” ( Dr.  Monette is representing the university and promoting the new Al Akhawayn University Master of Arts degree in Islamic Studies.