EMUNI’s commitment to internationalisation and mobility was severely hindered by the Covid19 pandemic. In these trying times our institution undertook the challenge of adapting its activities and procedures. Nonetheless, internationalisation and cooperation with our partner universities still requires physical presence, staff mobility and training and in-person meetings.

This is why, once again from 6 to 13 July, EMUNI staff-members Tina Savic and Polona Oblak headed to Morocco to meet with our partners of the Al Akhawayn University. Staff exchange programmes such as this are possible thanks to Erasmus+ and the Centre of the Republic of Slovenia for Mobility and European Educational and Training Programmes (CMEPIUS). Such a framework provides university staff with the opportunities to share knowledge, experience and best practices between programme and partner countries.

This is especially important in the interest of internationalisation of higher education, a crucial requisite for academic institutions that wish to offer the best possible education and training to their students. This drive towards greater internationalisation in higher education joins EMUNI and the Al Akhawayn University, which cooperate on the Med2IaH project.

This latest mobility opportunity allowed our colleagues to meet with Dr. Karim Moustaghfir, and Rachid Daoudi from Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) to discuss future steps on MED2IaH project. It was also an occasion to present EMUNI’s Intercultural Business Communication Master programme and work on processes of further internationalisation.    

Our colleagues subsequently continued a veritable tour of Moroccan partners of the MED2IaH project. Tina and Polona met with Dr. Salim Bounou from the Euro-med University in Fes and in charge of Cooperation & International Relations and Partnership & Industrial Relations at INSA-Euro-Méditerranée. Finally, EMUNI’s staff members had a productive meeting with Mrs. Meryem El Alaoui and Ilenia Sutto from the Erasmus International Office of the International University of Rabat. On the agenda were areas of future cooperation and promotion of EMUNI study programmes.