Inaugurated in 1995 by the late King Hassan II of Morocco and the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Al Akhawayn University redefines the classic American liberal arts educational experience on an architecturally stunning modern campus amidst the glory of Morocco's .
Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane is an independent, public, not-for-profit, coeducational, Moroccan university committed to educating future citizen-leaders of Morocco and the world through a globally oriented, English-language, liberal arts curriculum based on the American system. The University enhances Morocco and engages the world through cutting-edge educational and research programs, including continuing and executive education, upholds the highest academic and ethical standards, and promotes equity and social responsibility.
- Uniquely international common core program for all undergraduate students, providing the basis for a well-rounded global, Moroccan education.
- Rich academics, in English, encouraging choice and experimentation, in all schools and programs of study.
- Comfortable, safe, exciting residential student life on campus and in , featuring hundreds of University student-run activities, with over 96 percent of undergraduates living on campus with roommates from around Morocco and around the world.
- The peace and pleasures of , a center for of mountains, streams, lakes, and more, with many entertainment options and easy access to Rabat, Casablanca, Fez, Meknes, and more.
Research holds a strategic position at AUI, not only for the accomplishment of its mission as an actor in knowledge creation and dissemination, and an effective tool to engage student and enhance learning, but also as an effective tool for contribution to the socio-economic development of the country, and a way to enhance national and international collaboration.
Though AUI encourages innovation and research in all fields, it strongly supports research in the following areas:
Information Technology for human development Communication systems and embedded design Environment, water, and renewable energies Biotechnology Social Sciences Economic Analysis & Prospective Studies