Collective Intelligence (CI) is shared intelligence which comes from cooperation, competition, and consensus in decision making.
Rabat – Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) announced Monday the inauguration of its School of Collective Intelligence (EIC), located within the campus of the city of Benguerir.
According to the university’s website, the EIC represents a means to handle the growing demand to create new organizational models, which are “more inclusive and more relevant to today’s global challenges.”
UM6P’s website further mentions that the EIC comes as an opportune solution to the fact that “most systems of governance still function as hierarchies, pyramids, or “representative” institutions that are no longer trusted by those they represent.”
These traditional systems are, according to the university, the cause behind the “the continuing unrest in our politics and economy.”
Hicham El Habti, Secretary General of UM6P, said that the EIC aims to form a new generation of visionary professionals who will be able to assist organizations, whether public or private, to lead the transformational projects that are essential today.
He also voiced how he takes pride in the fact that this new achievement will be “from Morocco, and from the university’s campus in Benguerir.”
The UM6P’s EIC is expected to offer students a Master’s degree in Collective Intelligence (IC), a Ph.D., with the opportunity to pursue postdoctoral research, an Executive Master’s degree, in addition to an entrepreneurship incubator.
The EIC intends to base its training on three axes, namely cognitive sciences, the design of organizational systems, facilitation as a discipline based on emotional intelligence and creation within the work groups.