Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Spotlights


A Change in Paradigms: Shifting Djihadism in the 21st Century

Professor Djallil Lounnas' presentation, entitled "La mouvance Djihadiste en Afrique du Nord et au Sahel: d'AQMI à Daech", took place on September 26 in Algiers, at the Institut National Des Études des Strategies Globales (INESG). Lounnas' presentation explored the current patterns of Djihadism in North Africa, and the possible consequences of the fall of Daech on the Middle-East as well as the Djihadist groups in question. Lounnas argued that there has been a shift from from "A Peshawar Paradigm", which dominated Transnational Jihadist groups since the late 80's, to new Jihadist paradigms, such as "The Rakka Paradigm", which represent Daech vs "Idleb Paradigm" and the new AL Qaeda strategies. 

SBA Students Can Now Access a Database of Internship Opportunities Abroad

With the launching of the first global talent portal, Al Akhawayn's School of Business Administration (SBA) has collaborated with EFMD Global Network to offer you your very own career portal, connecting you to myriad global opportunities. The corporate members of EFMD Global Network have access to the portal, and are able to periodically post openings and updates on employment opportunities at their respective companies. Since you are a student of a member school of EFMD Global Network, you can now activate and login to your personal portal in order to find internships, trainee positions, apprenticeships, and even graduate positions that are relevant to you around the world. As with all new initiatives, there will be many forthcoming updates, meaning that the global website will constantly be growing: the portal’s future holds new companies, new opportunities, and new improvements.

This global talent portal is merely an addition to all other existing initiatives and resources you currently have access to at AUI. The employment process typically necessitates that candidates undergo several interviews, assessments, and oftentimes tests. It is therefore important that you get to know the way companies will look at you. Most large companies rely on online assessment tests when they are considering new hires. We have taken this into consideration and teamed up with one of the largest global players in this field to give you the upper hand. The online assessment test you will find in your career portal will provide you with a 17-page career report based on the various possible tests. You can of course retake the test to see how you can improve your competences in the four key areas that companies are sure to look at.

Click here to login and get started You will need to set up your account using the university email before you browse the opportunities and different features the portal offers you.

A Return to the Source: Students Clean up ‘Ain Vitel’

Around 40 members of Al Akhawayn community took part in a clean-up activity in the Ain Vittel picnic grounds this past Saturday, the 30th of September. The activity was organized by the Islamic Art and Club of AUI and the volunteers were primarily comprised of 11 AUI students and 28 Ifrane School (ASI) students. The students, who ranged from middle to high school level, were organized and led by Ms Isabel Eddouks, the School Culture Coordinator. After about 2 hours of clean-up activity, a total of 307 kilograms of trash was collected, using big trash bags donated by Derichebourg, the company responsible for trash collection in Ifrane.

Achraf Hasnai’s Housing Initiative is Awarded International Gold Star for Quality


Ifrane IMMO & Services, AUI student Achraf Hasnai 's creative housing alternative, recently achieved the International Star Award for quality from Business Initiative Directions (BID), a Spanish Business Initiative whose aim is to recognize excellence in companies that have successfully improved their community. Achraf’s housing service, which provides students with comfortable and affordable accommodations, complements AUI's current housing options, providing students with an even wider array of living accommodations than before.




Art as Subjected to the Other: Rossistsa Borkowski Discusses How we Conceive of Art

Rossitsa Borkowski, Professor of Philosophy in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, has recently published her new article, an inquiry entitled “On the Way to Ethical Culture: The Meaning of Art as Oscillating Between the Other, il y a, and the Third”. The article in question was published in the eleventh annual volume of the philosophical review “Levinas Studies”, published by Duquesne University Press. Ar