The Euro-Mediterranean University of Fez (UEMF) plays a significant role as a key participant in one of the Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) programs of Erasmus+, specifically recognized as the "Moroccan Higher Education Leadership Project (MORHEL)."This collaboration involves 11 prominent Moroccan higher education institutions, including Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI), Moulay Ismail University in Meknes (UMI), the Agronomic and Veterinary Institute Hassan II in Rabat (IAV Hassan II), Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Benguerir (UM6P), Chouaib Doukkali University in El Jadida (UCD), Hassan 1st University in Settat (UH1), Ibn Zohr University in Agadir (UIZ), Abdelmalek Essaadi University in Tetouan (UAE), Ibn Tofail University in Kenitra (UIT), Sultan Moulay Slimane University in Beni Mellal (USMS). Additionally, representatives from the Moroccan Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Innovation (MESRI), Università Telematica Pegaso in Italy (UniPegaso), EMUNI University in Slovenia, and the University of Granada in Spain (UniGranada) are actively participating in this initiative.
The UEMF, AUI and UMI play a crucial role in the MORHEL project, contributing significantly to the establishment of a National Leadership Development Center (NLDC) in Morocco. This center will be pivotal in implementing programs focused on improving leadership skills within the higher education sector. Through the collaboration of partners, UEMF actively shapes and implements the strategic initiatives of MORHEL, playing a crucial role in the success of NLDC and its affiliated programs.
Throughout the project's duration, 500 Moroccan HE leaders are expected to engage with the NLDC, with 132 leaders benefiting from the National Leadership Development Program (NLDP), thereby enhancing their capacity in governance, strategic planning, and management of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). In the year following the project, it is anticipated that a minimum of 110 additional leaders will participate in the NLDP, and at least 14 more Moroccan HEIs will adopt it for leadership development. The engagement of all HEIs in Morocco with the NLDC, including participation in a leadership conference, will collectively contribute to national reform efforts.
For more detailed information about the project, please visit our project website at https://morhelproject.eu/ . Feel free to explore the website for a comprehensive insight into the initiatives aimed at strengthening leadership capacity in the Moroccan Higher Education sector.