09 December 2014 News
The INSA Group and the UEMF are co-developing the INSA Euro-Méditerranée
The 1st Eo-Mediterranean Institute for technology, in the heart of the Imperial City of Fez
This new international institute for training and research, created based on a unique model between top-tier university institutions from Morocco, France, and the countries of the EuroMed Tech Consortium (Morocco, Spain, France, Italy, Portugal) is introduced officially in Fez this Monday, September 22, 2014 in the presence of the Moroccan, French, Portuguese, and Tunisian Ministries of Higher Education, and representatives of institutional, academic, and socioeconomic partners.
A political, academic, and socioeconomic project
This project created by the Euro-Mediterranean INSA was born from the meeting of two Moroccan and French ministers of higher education and scientific research in July 2012 in Paris. Minister Fioraso and Minister Daoudi, at the initiative of the latter, immediately shared a common vision of the relations between two important countries that are linked historically, economically, and socially, and which share the same values for the development of new forms of University partnership.
This unique partnership is based on:
The Group of 6 national institutes for applied science (INSA, the leading French training group for engineers, which has for several years been developing key relations in the arena of higher education and research in universities and engineering schools in Morocco and other countries in the Euro-Mediterranean region, particularly in Spain, Portugal, and Italy.
The Euro-Mediterranean University of Fez (UEMF), with its regional academic DNA, supported by the Union for the Mediterranean (UpM), seeking to constitute one of the most ambitious universities in terms of economic and social development.
These countries bordering the Mediterranean wish to support this emblematic project, in particular on the scale of exchanges called "5+5". Through their involvement in the future EuroMedTech consortium, the top universities in these countries will constitute the best feature for the development of this first Euro-Mediterranean technology institute. The mission of this consortium will be to grow to include other countries in Europe and North Africa, and in time Sub-Saharan African Countries and the countries of the Middle East.
To address the development goals of Morocco (and the countries of the region) and to uphold the founding values of the INSA and UEMF Groups, the Euro-Mediterranean INSA wil provide humanistic training in engineering that favours values of equality, cross-culturalism, and social responsibility. Its goal is to train high-level executives who are in a position to support large development projects in the countries concerned.
The Institute will be based on best practices internationally in terms of training and research.
In addition to the engineering diploma, the INSA Euro-Mediterranean will deliver (international) master’s degrees and doctorate degrees in engineering from the UEMF (with INSA notation).
The engineering diplomas granted will then have the advantage of having Moroccan, French, and European recognition (EURACE label), and later the recognition of partner countries, in particular through the granting of double diplomas.
The students at this future institute will have at their disposal the new UEMF campus, which will be both an eco-campus and an e-campus. Built on the heights outside Fez, its modern architecture will recall the university’s Moroccan identity and its Euro-Mediterranean character. Nearly 6,000 students will study at the UEMF campus, including nearly half as students enrolled in the future institute.