Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

A hub of Research & Innovation to serve Africa
About UM6P

Africa is a continent that has so much untapped potential – from its rich agricultural farming landscape and young population to its ascending digitization and rapidly growing start-up business culture. University Mohammed VI Polytechnic (UM6P) builds on this strong foundation, with research and academic programs designed to create tangible value and promote Africa’s wealth of opportunity on the world stage; championing African solutions to global challenges. UM6P is oriented towards applied research and innovation, with a focus on African development. The university is a center of excellence, committed to training a new generation of leaders that will build the Africa of tomorrow.

The Role of UM6P within Morocco and Africa

Championing Africa’s Future
Africa boasts many defining factors that prove its strength and future potential, for example, it’s not commonly known that Africa is home to more than 60% of the world’s arable lands. Similarly, the youthful population within Africa is not widely recognised as being a core strength of the continent.

With more than 60% of Africans being under the age of 25, and with rising digital penetration rates, many young Africans are now fueling the rapidly growing start-up business scene.

Through the multi-campus institutes such as ASARI (African Sustainable Agriculture Research Institute) in Laayoune, and 1337, Coding School in Benguerir, which focus on these unique areas of growth, UM6P continues to unite Moroccans and Africans to enable them to contribute to the development of the continent. If Africa can continue to harness opportunities such as these, it will enable the continent to one day become a powerhouse that is recognized for its unique position and strengths.

African Solutions to Global Challenges
UM6P is committed to African excellence and places a high priority on shared values across its broader community.

Knowing there is much to learn from its educational counterparts across the continent, UM6P is currently engaged in 12 partnerships with other universities, with a view to build a two-way relationship of learning and support. Together, the aim is to continually work to solve the continent’s challenges and empower Africa’s collective development.

UM6P Areas of Research
Science & Technology
UM6P’s heritage cluster – Science and Technology is home to a large selection of schools and courses that work with a vast network of renowned partners at national, African, and international levels to become a world-quality reference in education. Its interdisciplinary training courses – dedicated to exact sciences, innovation, and new technologies – train a new generation of researchers, executives, and managers in the most promising sectors of the future.

Humanities, Economics & Social Sciences
The Faculty of Governance, Economics and Social Sciences (FGSES) trains visionary decision-makers, capable of reforming public policies that are adapted to the realities of national and African contexts.
The school is committed to promoting international mobility, collaborative research focused on public policies, and anticipating the geopolitical stakes of Africa.

Business & Management
Africa’s potential is linked to its leaders and their ability to meet the continent’s most pressing challenges. In partnership with other prestigious institutions at a national and international level, the schools within the UM6P business cluster train and prepare the next generation of responsible African leaders and entrepreneurs to respond to the challenges of today’s world.

Medical & Paramedical
Research at the The Higher Institute of Biological and Paramedical Sciences (ISSB-P) lays the foundations for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, and contributes to innovation in medical and biological research. Our professors and researchers are experts in their fields, carrying out cross-disciplinary work in association with other world-leading researchers to develop new tools for nanomedicine, personalized medicine and biotechnology.

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