Dr. Haris Hassabis, president of Université Internationale de Casablanca (UIC), and university leaders had the honor to receive a visit from Dwight L. Bush, U.S. Ambassador to Morocco, and Brian Shukan, U.S. Consul General to Morocco, at the site of the university’s new campus in Bouskoura.
After visiting the new campus, to be opened in September 2014, the ambassador met with UIC’s senior leadership team to discuss the university’s development plans and its operational strategies. Throughout his career, Ambassador Bush has been particularly interested in projects that are focused on enhancing access to education.
UIC was created through a partnership between Laureate and Somed (Société Maroc Emirats Arabes Unis de Développement). Somed’s mission is to support the development of Morocco, an important part of which is supporting the continued development of the country’s education system. The university was Laureate’s first investment in North Africa.
Ambassador Bush highlighted the opportunities this partnership brings to Morocco, given the strong programmatic and operational resources that Laureate is bringing to the country, as well as the important impact the institution will have on the future of the country.
This article has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.