Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Spotlights


Shifting up the Ladder: AUI Alumna Nadia Tazi Named Renault Director

AUI alumna Nadia Tazi—SSE Class of 1998 —has recently been named the Director of Renault’s Systems and Information in Africa, the Middle-East, and India, with direct oversight of Moroccan operations. Ms. Tazi graduated from AUI with a Master’s in Artificial Intelligence and joined Renault in 2010 as Technical Director. Since then, she has climbed the ladder, becoming the Director of Systems and Information in Morocco.

An AUI Alumnus on the Move

AUI Alumnus, M'hamed Chraibi, has recently been appointed Country Manger of Dachser in Morocco. Dr. Chraibi graduated from AUI with a BS in General Engineering in 2003 and went on to get a Master Degree Management of Information System from Toulouse Business School. Dr. Chraibi joined Dachser in October 2011 and was General Manager of the south area of Dachser Morocco for three years. 

Students Advance in Customer Service Competition

The Intelcia Challeng'IN, a program that challenges French and Moroccan students with client relations issues, will hold its finale May 4th through the 8th. AUI is proud to announce that four of its students—Benkirane Mohammed, Daher Soundousse, Ben el mahdi Oumayma, and Boughamza Mouad—have made it to this round. These students stood out due to their commitment, having successfully completed all the challenge stages and attending the first rounds of the competition in Casablanca. 

SHSS Student Salma Daoudi Receives Gates Scholarship to Cambridge University

Al Akhawayn International Studies student Salma Daoudi (2018) has been awarded a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a Master of Philosophy in International Relations and Politics at the University of Cambridge. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation established the scholarship in 2000, specifically "for intellectually outstanding postgraduate students with a capacity for leadership and a commitment to improving the lives of others" who want to pursue a degree at Cambridge. Only 55 non-American students are honored globally with the award each year and AUI is delighted that Salma is the first Moroccan to be one of the awardees!

Pr. El Bernoussi talks about Gender in Islam at the "Morocco on the Road to Emergence" Conference

SHSS Professor Zaynab El Bernoussi talked about "Gender in Islam" at the Cadi Ayyad University and Harvard University ALI (Advanced Leadership Initiative) conference in Marrakesh on April 3-4, 2018 under the theme "Morocco on the Road to Emergence". The conference is an important initiative led by Her Excellency Ambassador Nezha Chekrouni, who is also a Harvard ALI Senior Fellow.