Context and objectives
The Euromed University of Fes is a new regional centre of excellence promoting dialogue, intercultural exchange, and knowledge sharing in the fields of higher education, research and innovation.
Its regional approach is reflected in the diversity of nationalities of the students and staff as well as in the contents of its study programmes, which focus on important topics for the integrated development of the Mediterranean region.
The UEMF is building a new generation of young people with a unique Euro-Mediterranean profile, who can play an active role towards transforming the region in an effective and cooperative way.
Initiated by the His Majesty Mohammed VI King of Morocco and unanimously endorsed by the 43 Member States of the Union for the Mediterranean in 2012, the UEMF constitutes one of the UfM’s flagship projects. It is part of the Mediterranean Initiative for Jobs (Med4Jobs) and responds to the strategic goal of promoting youth employability and inclusive growth in the region.
In line with the conclusions set by the Ministerial Conference on Strengthening Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation through Research and Innovation (Valetta, May 2017) and the First Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on Higher Education and Scientific Research (Cairo, 2007) along with the recommendations of the recently reviewed European Neighbourhood Policy-ENP (2015), the promotion of international student mobility and the reinforcement of graduate employability and entrepreneurial skills are key priorities of the University.
The overall construction of the UEMF eco-campus is expected to be completed by 2021. It will have the capacity to host approximately 7,000 students and 650 staff members representing diverse nationalities from the Euro-Mediterranean region and Sub-Saharan Africa.
The UEMF aims to deliver high standard multilingual programmes in Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences.
These courses are complemented by classes on Euro-Mediterranean history, civilizations, heritage and languages alongside courses in ICT and entrepreneurship.
A number of these programmes are already in place and others will be launched in partnership with well-known higher education institutions from several Euro-Mediterranean countries.
The Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes is part of the Mediterranean Initiative for Jobs (Med4Jobs), a cross-sector, region-wide initiative in the field of job creation. The initiative was developed by the UfM Secretariat to help increase the employability of young people and women, close the gap between labour supply and demand, and foster a culture of entrepreneurship and private-sector development.
This project is promoted by the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research & Executive Training (MESRCFC) of the Kingdom of Morocco.
Socio-economic partners include as Agile Semiconductors, CGEM, Crédit Agricole, Éléphant Vert, GIMAS, OCP, Peugeot, Safran, Société d’Investissements Énergétiques, Sunomix and Total.
Academic & research partners include INSA Groupe, Académie Hassan II des Sciences et Techniques, CNAM, CNRST, Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA), IRESEN and Euro-Mediterranean universities (École Polytechnique de Paris, École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Università degli Studi di Firenze and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
University networks from the Euro-Mediterranean region such as EMUNI, UNIMED, TETHYS and RMEI.
- 7,000 students from across the Euro-Mediterranean region and Sub-Saharan Africa will be enrolled by 2024.
- 80% of those students will participate in mobility experiences abroad.
- 20% of those students will be granted full or partial scholarships.
- 650 highly qualified teachers, researchers, administrative and technical staff will collaborate with or be hired by the UEMF by 2020.
Promoting the degree programmes already launched by the UEMF in collaboration with renowned higher education institutions.
Striving to ensure the largest diversity of nationalities amongst the UEMF students.
Accompanying the UEMF in the development of new courses.
Assisting the UEMF to explore possible funding options.
Facilitating the building of partnerships between the UEMF and outstanding universities, research centres and companies from across the Euro-Mediterranean region with a view to establishing joint degrees and creating mobility opportunities and internship schemes.
The delivery of high-standard, multilingual programmes in engineering, humanities and social sciences complemented by classes on Euro-Mediterranean history, civilisations, heritage and languages as well as courses in ICT and entrepreneurship.
The launch of programmes in partnership with well-known higher education institutions from several Euro-Mediterranean countries.