Al Akhawayn University

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Al Akhawayn University
جامعة الأخوين
Al Akhawayn University Logo.png
Type Tuition-based public university
Established January 16, 1995
Chancellor Abdellatif Jouahri
President Driss Ouaouicha
Students 2137 (as of Fall 2016)
Location Ifrane, Morocco
33°32′21″N 5°06′20″W / 33.539248°N 5.105553°W / 33.539248; -5.105553Coordinates: 33°32′21″N 5°06′20″W / 33.539248°N 5.105553°W / 33.539248; -5.105553
Colors Green and white          
Website [1]

Al Akhawayn University (Arabic: جامعة الأخوين‎‎, meaning The Two Brothers' University referring to the King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, and King Hassan II of Morocco; 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. It is independent, public, not-for-profit, and coeducational. The medium of instruction is the English language.

The creation of Al Akhawayn University was largely funded by the King 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 university mosque

Founded in 1993 by Royal Dahir (decree), Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane opened its doors to students in January 1995.


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.

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  1. ^ "AUI". Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
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