Cadi Ayyad University (UCA) was founded in
1978. It consists of 13 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 63,000 students, 1400 teachers and researchers,
administrative 850 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.
Scientific research plays an important role in the activities of Cadi
Ayyad University. Its production is the most prolific and most diverse
nationally. Indeed, the UCA currently has 3 centers Doctoral Studies, 64 accredited
research laboratories, 82 research teams accredited, 5 research centers
(National Centre for Studies and Research on Water and Energy, National Center
for research Studies on Sahara, Mathematics Centre, Centre for Analysis and
characterization, Museum of Natural History) in a Mixed unit international on
complex systems and an University Astronomical Observatory Oukaimiden. Concerning
the valorization of scientific research results, UCA has a Business Incubator
and plans to create an Innovation City, which will house strat- up and
platforms for research and development.