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History

Founded in 1978, UCA has efficiently dedicated the last thirty years to meet the joint challenges of massive increase in student numbers and transformations on social need for education and research.

The scope of its disciplinary competencies has expanded over the years; at the same time, its role in preparing students for new professions got asserted.

UCA has currently 13 institutions located in 2 regions of the kingdom: Marrakech Tensift Elhaouz and Abda Doukkala. It covers 4 university cities: Marrakech, Kalaa of Sraghna, Essaouira and Safi.

Establishments of the University (Year of creation)

Establishments

Year of creation 

Marrakech

 

                Faculty of  Sciences Semlalia 

1978 - 1979

                Faculty of  Letters and Human sciences

1979 - 1980

                Faculty of law, economic and social sciences

1979 - 1980

                Faculty of  Sciences and Techniques

1991 - 1992

                Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy

1997 - 1998

                National School  of  Applied Sciences

2003 - 2004

                National School of  Commerce and Management

2004 - 2005

            Ecole Normale Supérieure   

Essaouira

 

                Ecole Supérieure de Technologie

2005 - 2006

Kelaa of Essraghna

 

                University Center

2007 - 2008

Safi

 

                Ecole Supérieure de Technologie

1992 - 1993

                Faculté Poly disciplinaire

2003 - 2004

                National School  of  Applied Sciences

2003 - 2004

 

Students  Enrolment Evolution (1978 - 2011)

1978-1979

2011-2012

 1521

 41669 

Cadi Ayyad University in Orbit!

Following the fruitful cooperation around the Morocco Oukaimeden Sky Survey Project with several discoveries among which 3 are major ones (2 comets and one Neo), the asteroid 2007 NQ3 was baptized Cadi Ayyad in homage to the University of Marrakech.

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IRES-UCA Cooperation

As part of the cooperation activities led jointly by Cadi Ayyad University (UCA) and the Royal Institute for Strategic Studies (IRES), the Joint Steering Committee (CPM) held a Second meeting on 29th March 2012 in Rabat, at IRES headquarters

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Information Session

Cadi Ayyad University in partnership with OMPIC organize an information session for research professors, PhD students and Master students on TISC network and the services provided by OMPIC in terms of invention patents. This session will take place in the morning of Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 in the amphitheater X at the Faculty of Science Semlalia. It will be held by representatives of the animation cell TISC-OMPIC.

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Dynamical Systems & Applications

The "Applied Mathematics and Information systems" team from the "Sciences Applied to Environment and Sustainable Development" Laboratory of the EST Essaouira organizes a Workshop entitled "Dynamical Systems & Applications" on 19th March, 2012 at EST of Essaouira.

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1st Morocco- Japan Symposium

Cadi Ayyad University and the University of Tsukuba (Japan) through ARENA (Alliance for Research on North Africa): an organization dedicated to the scientific cooperation with the North African countries, organize the First Morocco- Japan Symposium, on 15th March 2012 at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy- Marrakech.

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Signature of the TISC agreement between Cadi Ayyad University and The Moroccan Industrial and Commercial Property Office (OMPIC)

On Thursday 1st March 2012, in the headquarters of the presidency of the University, an agreement was signed between Cadi Ayyad University Marrakech, represented by its President Mr. Abdellatif Miraoui and the Moroccan Industrial and Commercial Property Office (OMPIC) represented by its Managing Director Mr. Adil al Maliki and in the presence of officials from both institutions and some professors from the University.


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Discovery of a new comet

After the discovery of its first comet on 25th November, 2011, the 500 mm telescope at Oukaimeden Observatory made a similar achievement by confirming another discovery on 13th February of a second comet named C/2012 CH17 MOSS.

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Excursions in the world of Chemistry and Materials

Professor Mostapha BOUSMINA, Chancellor of Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology of Morocco, gave a lecture under the theme: "Excursions in the world of Chemistry and Materials", on Friday 23rd December, 2011 at the faculty of Science Semlalia of Marrakech, the biography of the lecturer was presented as an introduction by the President of the University Mr. Abdellatif MIRAOUI. The Lecture took 2 hours and got very positive feedback from the many research professors and students who attended.



Visit of the Morocco-France-Spain Twinning experts to Cadi Ayyad University

The President of Cadi Ayyad University Mr.Abdellatif MIRAOUI, with the two Vice Presidents and the Secretary General held on Monday 12th December, 2011 at 9.00 a.m. in the headquarters of the presidency a work session with the French and Spanish Twinning experts. 

 

 

"Google Apps For Education" Training

Cadi Ayyad University and Google organize a series of training from 05/12/2011. These courses are open to teachers, technical and administrative staff, and PhD students.

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Discovery of a new near-Earth asteroid

A new near-Earth asteroid was discovered on the night of 15th to16th 2011 at Oukaimeden Observatory by MOSS telescope.

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New appointments at the Presidency of Cadi Ayyad University

Mr. Brahim Bouayad Vice President for Academic and Cultural Affairs and Communication.

Mr. Janah Saadi Vice President for National and International Cooperation and Scientific Research.

Mr. Ezzeddine Mokhtari Acting Secretary General of the University. 

Commemoration Ceremony in memory of the late El Cohen

The Commemoration ceremony in memory of the late Professor Abdelmajid El Cohen 

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UCA joins COST Network

Cadi Ayyad University has joined the "Management Committee" of the COST action "Materials, Physics and Nanosciences".

The contact person at the University is Mr. Ismael Saadoune, Professor at the Faculty of Science and Techniques Marrakech.

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Professor Halima Gamrani honored

Professor Halima Gamrani, Head of the research team "Neuroscience, Pharmacology and environment" at the Faculty of Science Semlalia has been awarded the Prize of the Arab woman in science and technology for development, 2011 Edition, from the Arab Woman Organization.

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Cadi Ayyad University and the Faculty of Law, Economics and Social sciences of Marrakech bereaved

We regret to inform you of the passing of our colleague Mr. Abdelmajid El Cohen, Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Social sciences of Marrakech. The death of the late, lamented occurred on 12th September 2011.


To God we belong and to Him is our return 

A new engineering of languages teaching

Our university hosted on 29th and 30th June 2011 a seminar on Language skills entitled "setting of new engineering of languages teaching".

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Training : Speaking in Public from 4th to 6th July 2011

As part of the project 20 and in collaboration with the French Institute of Marrakech, our University organized from 4th to 6th July, 2011, a training program for the teachers of French language in Cadi Ayyad University.

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The University development Plan (2011- 2015)

Mr. Abdellatif Miraoui, Cadi Ayyad University's President, held a University Council this Wednesday 22nd June, 2011, in the presence of the Deans and Directors of the Institutions, and the Vice- President for Academic affairs. The University development Plan (2011- 2015) presented by the President, was adopted unanimously by the attending members. 

Projet de développement UCAM 2011-2015 

Appointment of the new Director of the ENCGM

 Mr. M'barek BENCHANAA (Professor at the Faculty of Sciences SEMLALIA and Director of the University Incubator of Marrakech) has been appointed Director of the National School of Commerce and Management of Marrakech. 

Meeting at the FSSM

Mr. Abdellatif Miraoui, President of Cadi Ayyad University held a working meeting with the members of the Council of the Faculty of Science Semlalia this Monday 30th May, 2011.

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Training for Lecturers

The Department of Computer Science and the Laboratory of Information Systems Engineering (LISI) organize a training program for lecturers as part of the Project 15 from the Emergency Program, under the theme: ''The Universe of Virtual Reality with and without Glasses".
This training program will take place on Wednesday 1st June, 2011, in the amphitheater 10 (Geber Center) of the FSSM.

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Call for Applications

In accordance with the 01.00 law on the organization of tertiary education promulgated by Dahir n° 1.00.199 of 15 Safar 1421 (19th May, 2000) , in particular Article 20, the Professors of Higher Education (P.E.S) are informed that a call for applications is open for the following positions:
Director of the College of Technology in Safi.
Director of the National School of Applied Sciences in Marrakech.
Director of the National School of Applied Sciences in Safi.
Director of L'Ecole Supérieure Normale in Marrakech.

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Visit of Murcia University‘s delegation to UCA

Mr. President Mohammed Marzak, received on 4th May , 2011 at the Presidency headquarters , a delegation from the University of Murcia (Spain), led by Prof. Gaspar Ros Berruezo. Through the discussions, opportunities for cooperation between the Campus of Excellence Mare Nostrum (NJC), the National Center for Study and Research on the Sahara (NRAC) and the National Centre for Study and Research Water and Energy (CNEREE) have emerged. 

 

Meeting of the Steering Committee UCA-IRES

As part of the implementation of the cooperation agreement concluded between Cadi Ayyad University – Marrakech (UCA) and the Royal Institute of Strategic Studies (IRES), the Joint Steering Committee (CPM) held its first meeting on 25th March, 2011 in Marrakech, at UCA's headquarters.

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Cadi Ayyad University Bereaved

Cadi Ayyad University has just lost two of its valorous teachers: 
 
Mohamed Najib Ouriaghli, Professor in ENS of MarrakechMember of the National council of SNESUP of Marrakech 
Ahmed Kamal Professor at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Sciences of Marrakech
The death of the lamented occurred on Thursday 17th Mars, 2011 in Marrakech for Professor Ouriaghli, and in Kalaa des Sraghna for Professor Kamal.

We belong to God and to Him we return. 

Visit of the President of the International University of Tokyo to UCA

Mr. Tsugio Tajiri, President of Tokyo International University (TIU) pays a working visit to Cadi Ayyad University between 25th and 28th January 2011. The program of the visit includes: 

a working meeting at the Presidency of the University. The meeting, chaired by Mr. Mohamed Marzak and Mr. Tsugio Tajiri was concluded by the signing of a cooperation agreement. 

a visit to the college of Technology of Essaouira 

a visit to the School of Visual Arts 

 

Learn more about TIU: www.tiu.ac.jp


Death of Professor Lembarki Alami

Cadi Ayyad University has lost one of its valorous teachers in the person of the late Lembarki Alami. Mr. Lembarki was one of the first doctorates in mathematics recruited to the Faculty of Science Semlalia. Specialized in numerical analysis, Mr. Lembarki, among others, trained many researcher professors at the University in the domain of Mathematics. The death of the lamented occurred in Rabat on January 18th, 2011 following a long illness.

We belong to God and to Him we return. 

Pedagogical stays abroad

Within the framework of the Emergency Program, the project 15 foresees pedagogical stays abroad for research professors from the University. To benefit from these stays, please fill out the form below and send it to the Presidency of the University through official channels.

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Programs offered for the academic year 2010-2011


As part of the operationalization of the Programme d'Urgence, Cadi Ayyad University reinforces its programs offer with courses adapted to meet the National economical needs. 
 
Programs Offer 2010-2011

XXVIII IAU General Assembly

With almost 10000 individual members and more than 60 member countries, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) is one of the largest scientific societies in the world. Morocco has joined the IAU via the National Center of Coordination and Planning of Scientific and Technical Research (CNRST) in 1988. Since 2010 it is Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech that asserts the accession of Morocco to the IAU.

The 7th annual conference PICARD 2012

The World Customs Organization, the Cadi Ayyad University, the National School of Applied Sciences and the National School of Trade and Management of Marrakech welcome the 7th PICARD 2012 annual conference on : "Promoting Research-based Knowledge to Support Customs Decision-making" from 25th to 27th september 2012.

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News & events

The Installation ceremony of UCA’s new President

  Mr. Ahmed Reda Chami, Minister of Industry, Commerce and New Technologies, will chair this Wednesday 18th May , 2011 at 6:00 p.m., in the amphitheater 10 (Geber Center) at the Faculty of Science Semlalia, the installation ceremony of the new President of Cadi Ayyad University, Mr. Abdellatif Miraoui.