Morocco’s Cadi Ayyad maintains its position as one of the best universities in the Maghreb, Francophone Africa, and the Arab world.
Rabat – The World University Rankings of the London-based Times Higher Education (THE) has ranked Morocco’s Cadi Ayyad University in Marrakech as the top university in Morocco, the 15th best in the Arab world, and the 12th in Africa.
Cadi Ayyad University (UCA) also ranked as the top university in physics in the Maghreb.
While the university ranked first in technology and engineering in Morocco, it ranked second in the same fields in the Maghreb and Francophone Africa, 13th in the Arab world, and 17th in Africa.
The ranking takes into account 13 criteria in the areas of education quality, research, citations, industry income, and universities in emerging economies.
UCA continues to invest in scientific research, experiments, and pedagogical innovations and develops educational programs and MOOCs.
The university has recently established the African Center for Innovative Sustainable Solutions (ACISS ), a center to develop skills and share knowledge to meet the challenges of sustainable development.
UCA’s efforts to excel in innovation has paid off because it secured a place in Shanghai’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects of physics and mathematics, ranking 301st among 400 universities in 2017 and among the top 300 in 2018.
Established in 1978, Cadi Ayyad University has 13 associated academic institutions in Marrakech, Essaouira, and other regions in the country, specializing in technology, applied sciences, literature, humanities, medicine, and pharmacy.