Université Internationale de Casablanca (UIC) held a graduation ceremony for more than 200 undergraduates and graduates in early November. Taking place on UIC’s campus in Green Town, Casablanca, the ceremony featured graduates of the university’s management and trade, health sciences, engineering and hospitality management programs.
Many distinguished guests attended the graduation ceremony including Mr. Lahcen Daoudi, the minister of higher education and scientific research and Dr. El Maaouni Husain, the president of the region of Casablanca Setta. During the graduation ceremony, UIC presented doctor honoris causa awards to Professor Luc Montagnier, recipient of the Nobel Prize in medicine in 2008 and Dr. Ahmed Alami, former minister of health of Morocco.
Dr. Alami thanked UIC for this prestigious award and said that the ceremony demonstrated the character of the university and its mission to train new generations capable of facing a increasingly complex workplace environments.
He went on to speak directly to the graduates stating, "We count on you, the future generation, to be up to the challenges and meet our expectations. It is my hope that your university can open a medical school to continue to address the need for doctors and health professionals."
After thanking UIC for the distinction obtained, Montagnier emphasized that "research in patient care should be an ongoing battle."
This article has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.