His Majesty King Mohammed VI inaugurated, in Benguerir Green City, the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, a hub for research, training and innovation, and a real bridgehead between Morocco, Africa and the world.
This world-class university is the core of the Mohammed VI green city of Benguerir, first city of its kind in the African continent to offer adapted infrastructure, an ecological zone, an organized social life and a lifestyle that promotes its inhabitants’ well-being, diversity and social and cultural blossoming.
The next generation university has five founding principles: applied research, innovation and entrepreneurship, addressing Africa’s socio-economic development challenges, adopting a partnership approach, openness on the world with national focus, social equity and merit.
The university seeks, through well-targeted research programs (water, agriculture and environment, natural resources and food security, biotechnology and biomedical engineering, architecture, urbanism and territory development, industrial and chemical engineering and renewable energy), to bring answers to the main challenges facing the African continent as food security, economic development, sustainable industrialization and public policy.
The Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, which will contribute to the training of Moroccan and foreign researchers and entrepreneurs, intends to promote higher education and applied research in Africa through partnerships with the African university fabric mainly in doctoral training.
In line with the spirit of Smart City of the green city, the university’s building was awarded the international label of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a first in Morocco.
Photo:Benguerir Green City（Source: http://www.greenenergypark.ma/）