The VP of the EIB, Mr. Ricardo Mourinho Félix, hosted a conference on climate issues in the run-up to COP 27.


This visit takes place in a "Team Europe" spirit and underlines the importance of the Morocco-EU partnership to strengthen innovation, inclusion and the search for excellence in higher education.

a Team Europe spirit, this visit to the UEMF eco-campus highlights the importance of the Morocco-EU partnership to strengthen the skills, inclusion and job prospects of young people. Since 2016, the European Union and the EIB have been alongside the Moroccan Government to support the various development projects, including that of the UEMF with teaching and research programs of excellence.

The support of the EIB and the EU to the UEMF amounts to 58 million MAD in the form of donations and 148 million MAD in the form of a grant in addition to a loan of 784 million MAD from the EIB. This funding has enabled the construction and equipment of the University's eco-campus, which meets the best international standards and which today covers more than 40 hectares and where some 3,000 students and teachers meet daily. -researchers representing 43 nationalities. This European support has also strengthened the possibility of access to the most deserving students by supporting the University's scholarship policy. In 2026, the UEMF should welcome more than 6,000 students from all walks of life.

“I am very happy to go to the University, unique in the region, thanks to this exceptional partnership between the Government of Morocco, the European Investment Bank and the European Union. said Ricardo Mourinho Félix, EIB Vice-President responsible for financing in Morocco, during his visit to UEMF. “A few weeks before COP 27, I wanted to discuss with the students the importance of climate issues, but also the prospects opened up by climate transition. This youth is full of energy and we need it to meet the challenges of climate and environmental sustainability. In this regard, the UEMF is perfectly positioned thanks to its excellent training and its quality research center. We are proud to continue our support for the development of this exceptional university. » Merci