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Al Akhawayn University (Arabic: جامعة الأخوين‎ jāmiʿat al-akhawayn; French: Université Al Akhawayn) is an independent, public, not-for-profit, coeducational university located in Ifrane, Morocco, 70 km (43 mi) from the imperial city of Fez, in the midst of the Middle Atlas Mountains. The medium of instruction is the English language.

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1 History 2 Academics 3 Academic centers and institutes 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

History[edit]

The university mosque

The creation of Al Akhawayn University was largely funded by King Fahd of Saudi Arabia from an endowment intended for the cleanup of an oil spill off the coast of Morocco.[2] The cleanup was never realized as the wind blew the oil spill away and the endowment was used to create the university. Al Akhawayn University was founded by Royal Decree (Dahir) in 1993 and officially inaugurated by the former King Hassan II of Morocco on January 16, 1995. The Arabic name al-akhawayn, literally the "two brothers," refers to the two respective kings. Academics[edit] With 2,173 full-time students living and studying together on a residential campus in the Middle Atlas town of Ifrane, Al Akhawayn offers undergraduate and graduate program options in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering, and Business Administration – all connected by a common core based on the American liberal arts model. Academic centers and institutes[edit]

Language Center (LC) Center for Business Ethics (CBE) Institute of Economic Analysis & Prospective Studies (IEAPS) Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) Executive Education Center (EEC) Hillary Clinton Women’s Empowerment Center (HCWEC) Azrou Center for Local Community Development

See also[edit]

Morocco portal University portal

List of universities in Morocco Science and technology in Morocco

References[edit]

^ "AUI". aui.ma. Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane. 2017. Retrieved 4 May 2017.  ^ "Moroccan Encounter:Letters from a Foreign Land". www.jsu.edu. 2005-07-20. Retrieved 2017-12-26. 

External links[edit]

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Global Liberal Arts Alliance

North America

United States Albion College Antioch College Allegheny College Denison University DePauw University Earlham College Hope College Kalamazoo College Kenyon College Oberlin College Ohio Wesleyan University Wabash College College of Wooster

Europe

Bulgaria American University in Bulgaria France American University of Paris Greece American College of Greece Italy John Cabot University Slovakia Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts Switzerland Franklin University

Asia

Hong Kong Lingnan University India FLAME University Japan International Christian University Pakistan Forman Christian College

Africa

Egypt American University in Cairo Morocco Al Akhawayn University Nigeria American University of Nigeria Ghana Ashesi University

Middle East

Lebanon American University of Beirut Saudi Arabia Effa

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