Cadi Ayyad University (UCA) was founded in 1978. It consists of 14 Faculties and Schools that cover all the scientific, technical, economic, legal, medical, and social sciences. UCA is present in 4 cities: Marrakech, Safi, Essaouira and Kelaa Sraghna. The University has about 110,000 students, 1519 teachers and researchers, administrative 800 and more than 600 foreign students from 50 nationalities. UCA maintains over 400 partnership relations with foreign universities and participates in many international cooperation programs in the context of European and international funding.
Cadi Ayyad University participates actively on various cooperation programs: bilateral and multilateral projects in research, teaching and university governance. This project will contribute to the realization of the opening and internationalization of the university. Cadi Ayyad University, the first Moroccan university (according to international rankings), is fully in line with this Ministerial strategy making international cooperation a major pillar of the University's development. Indeed, the Cadi Ayyad University gives a very important place to the internationalization of its activities. This openness to the international community is reflected in a policy of cooperation in teaching and research, and in a special effort for the mobility of students and research professors.