Dear community of the Euromed Polytechnic School

I am delighted to be able to meet you on the campus of the Euromed University of Fez and, more particularly, in the welcoming and energizing premises of the Euromed Polytechnic School.

The first priority is the development of talent, to which the pedagogical team attaches the utmost importance by offering rich, multidisciplinary, state-of-the-art and constantly renewed curricula, favouring the most successful innovative approaches. In this sense, the great particularity of our courses remains the introduction of systemic and critical thinking as a pillar of the different levels.

Enriching curricula in emerging scientific fields and disruptive and high-impact technologies for society is also our priority. In this context, new academic programmes will be introduced that will provide robust and sustainable responses to the scientific, societal and economic challenges of our era. In addition, creativity will be encouraged, and interdisciplinary research between engineering, basic sciences, management sciences and the human and social sciences will be fostered.

The third priority is to encourage our teacher-researchers and students to "ideate" and propose more and more initiatives in various fields. This leads me to reflect on how the training we offer, the technologies, the products or the artefacts that come out of our laboratories will contribute to a better world. Are we prepared to ensure that the common good is protected and transmitted from generation to generation as Garrett Hardin would have defined on the basis of his work on "The Tragedy of the Commons" and Elinor Ostrom, 2009 Nobel Prize winner in Economics, in "Governance of the Commons"?

In conclusion, I hope that we will all develop the Euromed Polytechnic School into leading Euro-Mediterranean research and education institutes with a strong entrepreneurial mindset.

Prof. Othmane Benmoussa