Higher Education & Research

Higher Education and Research are shaping factors of a common and prosperous Mediterranean future.

The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) actively works in collaboration with relevant stakeholders on the identification, labelling and promotion of specific pilot projects and initiatives which contribute to the establishment of a Euro-Mediterranean Higher Education and Research Area.

Reinforcing and developing the Euro-Mediterranean Higher Education and Research Area will contribute to building cultural bridges between both rims of the Mediterranean, and mutual understanding among people.


  • Empower the two regional centres for Euro-Mediterranean Higher Education: the Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes and the EMUNI University
  • Facilitate coordination and provide a platform for Mediterranean higher education and youth mobility
  • Improve the quality of vocational training and higher education in the region in view of increasing the student employability
  • Facilitate North-South dialogue within Mediterranean scientific research frameworks

Policy Framework

Projects & Initiatives

The Eastern Mediterranean International School is a new international boarding school located in Hakfar Hayarok, Israel, which welcomed 140 students from 40 countries all over the world at the opening...

Conceived as a platform for exchanging knowledge and sharing experiences for the purpose of helping young people from the Mediterranean region become more employable, the New Chance Mediterranean (...