Project no. 101083054
Duration of the project: March 2023 – March 2026 (36 months)

The Moroccan Higher Education (HE) sector is facing significant change as it moves to enhance accessibility and quality for students, and impact for its economy and society. The reform and restructuring of the HE system in Morocco needed to deliver on these objectives is being slowed by a lack of leadership capacity. Universities in Morocco need to build the capacity of their leaders for governance, strategic planning and management in order to deliver these reforms. The project addresses the need for development for university leaders in Morocco through the creation and implementation of a National Centre for Leadership Development (NLDC) and an associated certificated national leadership development programme (NLDP). When creating the NLDC and its NLDP, it will create the constitution and operating procedures for the centre; structures and materials to support the programme; and identify and equip dedicated facilities where the development activities will take place. Learning will take place through networking meetings, lectures from visiting speakers, action learning sets, and promote immediate improvements through national change projects. The project will develop and execute staff training workshops for Moroccan university staff responsible for establishing the new centre and implementing the programme. During the life of the project, 132 Moroccan HE leaders and managers will engage with the NLDC and benefit from the NLDP with a demonstrable impact on their capacity to operate the governance, strategic plans and management of HEIs. In the year following the project, it is expected that additional leaders will benefit from taking the NLDP and that at least 10 additional Moroccan HEIs will have adopted it for leadership development. All HEIs in Morocco will engage with the NLDC for leadership development through activities including a leadership conference. Together these actions will enhance the capacity for reform nationally.

Consortium Partners:

Coordinator: Al Akhawayn University 
Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Innovation, Morocco
Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes
Université Moulay Ismail
Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II
Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique
Université Chouaib Doukkali
Université Hassan 1er
Université Ibn Zohr
Université Abdelmalek Essaâdi
Université Ibn Tofail
Université Sultan Moulay Slimane
Euro-Mediterranean University
Università Telematica Pegaso
Universidad de Granada

Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI)


Funding Agency:

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or Horizon Europe. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.