ESC Clermont in Morocco: Visit to 13 new and existing partner universities

ESC Clermont flies all the way to Morocco on the encounter of its partner universities and on the hunt for new partners in the country. Two members of ESC Clermont representing both the academic faculty and the international office Mrs. Helga Foure-Joopen and Mr. Mohamed Elzayadi.

Strengthening the bond with existing partners

The cooperation between ESC Clermont and the Moroccan business schools is historic and has spanned through many years with the first partnership signed with ENCG Marrakech nearly 10 years ago. This collaboration involves many levels: Mobility of students, exchange of professors and coordination of research. ENCG Marrakech (École Nationale de Commerce et de Gestion) is part of a network that is renowned for the excellence of its students and for its presence on the top of the list comprising the best business schools in Morocco. The school also maintains a strong tie with another establishment that is part of the same network which is ENCG Settat.

The visits aimed to explore and reinforce the different options of collaboration. It was also an important occasion for Moroccan students, who would come for their studies in France at ESC Clermont through the exchange agreements, to get in direct contact with ESC and have all the necessary details about the study options, courses, career possibilities and life in France as a whole. More than 40 students of the different partner institutions in Morocco were present for the meetings.

Currently, ESC Clermont has a partnership with 4 Moroccan business schools: ENCG Marrakech, ENCG Settat, ESMA and ESCG Tanger all of which were visited by the ESC Clermont representatives.

New partnerships on the way!

As faithful as the university is towards the expansion of its international network of partner universities, visits were organized to other public business schools that are also members of the ENCG network, as well as other private institutions including UPM (Private University of Marrakech). A total of 9 prospect institutions spread over 8 cities in Morocco were contacted, visited and new partnerships are on the way marking a new era of collaboration between ESC Clermont and the Moroccan higher education establishments.