Leading this young university is a real pleasure and a challenge for me. It is with enthusiasm and optimism that I begin my first term as President of Sultan Moulay Slimane University. Open to its environment, both nationally and internationally, USMS is a major teaching and research university, now comprising seven establishments with establishments in the cities of Beni Mellal, Khouribga and Khenifra. It provides the regional and national public with a wide range of fundamental and professional training.
In carrying out its tasks, Sultan Moulay Slimane University fulfills its mission to contribute to the development of the economy and the region which, in the face of progressive globalization, must meet new challenges. However, training, the strategic importance of which is one of the major and inevitable challenges in a highly competitive globalized context, requires us to ensure its indisputable quality by rethinking its nature, content, aims, relevance, transferability and efficiency. Our objective is to rethink the training offer, to explore the idea of a conscious teaching, where the university sets up training courses adapted to the challenges of our society, to stimulate the entrepreneurial spirit and to provide the tools to our teacher-researchers and our students to question our teaching methods in order to adapt them to a new era of knowledge transmission.
Along with teaching, scientific research is an integral part of the university’s main missions. A young university like ours must think about initiating its students into scientific research much earlier in their career. The USMS promotes offering research students several opportunities, both nationally and internationally, by forging promising partnerships. encouraging mobility, the organization of international scientific meetings, assistance in setting up international projects and the multiplication of co-supervised theses or the reception of colleagues or doctoral students from all continents.
Over the next few years, our students will have a lot of options. Not only will we be content to be a place of training, but we also promote community building activities that go beyond the daily life of the university. Our objective is to continue to improve our infrastructures and to make our campus a living environment where it is good to study, teach, innovate and create. An environment which, without a doubt, arouses pride in the community and encourages the development of a strong sense of belonging.
After all, I can only be proud to lead this great university and to be able to count on the collaboration of its leaders, lecturer-researchers, and administrative and technical staff who, together, form an exceptional and innovative generation.
- Prof. Dr. NABIL HMINA
Président de l’USMS