Building Relationships: From Morocco to Florida

On Thursday October 4th, Al Akhawayn University signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Central Florida (UCF), creating an international partnership to promote faculty exchanges, joint classes, research and other activities. The agreement was signed by AUI President Driss Ouaouaicha and UCF President Dale Whittaker at the UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center in Florida. In addition to President Ouaouaicha, Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoul, who is also the Moroccan Ambassador to the United States, and a number of Moroccan journalists were present during the event. The agreement has been in the works for about a year, and is predicated on previous interactions between the institutions, and the lengthy and historic relationship between Morocco and the United States.