Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Spotlights


Said Ennahid-Qatar

Said Ennahid, Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Civilization in the Al Akhawayn School of Humanities and Social Sciences, was awarded a travel fellowship to attend the fourth Biennial Hamad Bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, on October 29-31, 2011. More information about the symposium can be found here

Karim Achibat-IAMCR

Karim Achibat, Al Akhawayn University Language Center lecturer, presented his paper entitled Political Communication in Morocco’s Elections Campaigns: Content, Production, and Audiences in the International Association of Media and Communication Research conference (IAMCR) taken place in Istanbul, Turkey, on July 13-17, 2011. The focus of the presentation was on political communication during the elections campaigns and the interplay between political communication and national politics in Morocco.

Yassine Salih Alj-IEEE

Yassine Salih Alj, Assistant Professor of Engineering in the School of Science and Engineering has published a new article entitled: "Design Considerations for an UWB Computationally-Efficient Fast Acquisition System for Indoor Line-of-Sight Ranging Applications". This paper was accepted for publication in the most prestigious international Journal in the field of Wireless Communications: IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. (Top 10 journals in Telecommunications)

Ahmed Driouchi-OECD

Ahmed Driouchi, Dean and Director of the Al Akhawayn University Institute for Economic Analysis and Prospective Studies, attended the OECD Universities’ Joint Congress 2011 in Paris (July 6-8, 2011), organized by the OECD, Oxford University, and The Open University. The meeting gathered economists from universities in the UK, United States, France, Italy, Canada, Austria, China, Ireland, and others, to discuss the "new welfare" economics, poverty, health and education. Dr. Driouchi presented his paper on “New Economics of Skilled Migration: The Case of Medical Doctors,” provided input to dozens of other papers and projects on topics related to IEAPS' work, and explored possible collaboration with participants from Canada, Italy, Austria, Ireland, and China.

Karim Moustaghfir-slovenia

Karim Moustaghfir, Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences has participated as a Keynote Speaker in the International Conference MakeLearn 2011 held in Celje – Slovenia on 22-24 June 2011. Dr. Moustaghfir has focused his talk on the role of knowledge assets and human capital to enhance innovation capabilities and improve organizational performance. Dr. Moustaghfir has also presented in this conference a paper entitled “Knowledge-based value creation dynamics in the IT sector”.

During his visit to Slovenia, Karim Moustaghfir has also given two lectures on the Strategic Management of Intangible Assets to the participants in the International Summer School organized by the International School for Social and Business Studies in Celje from 27 June to 8 July 2011.