Université de Sousse (Tunisia)
Founded by Law No. 86-80 of August 9, 1986, the University of Monastir took its new name under the decree No. 91-1999 of 31 December 1991 to become the University of the Centre ensuring the scientific and educational trusteeship on the governorates of Sousse, Monastir, Kairouan and Mahdia with a student population of a little over 6000 enrolled in 13 academic institutions for the year 1987-1988.
The University of the Center has experienced a very rapid evolution: 45 000 in 2001-2002 and nearly 60 000 in 2003-2004 in 30 institutions. On the occasion of the celebration of Knowledge Day (July 16 2004), the University of the Center was divided into 3 acquiring a new name to become the University of Sousse, under Decree No 2115-2004 of September 02, 2004.
The University of Sousse provides a range of academic and professionalized courses in fundamental sciences, technical, agronomic, medical, paramedical, Legal, economic and management sciences, arts and crafts, arts and humanities.
The new LMD Reform (License – Master- Doctorate -) has been introduced in the 11 institutions of the University of Sousse:
- Faculty of Law and Economic and Political sciences of Sousse
- Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Sousse
- Institute of Transport and Logistics of Hammam Sousse
- Institute of Management
- Institute for Computer Science and Technical Communication of Hammam Sousse
- Institute of High Commercial Studies of Sousse
- Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology of Sousse
- High Institute of Sciences and Technology of Hammam Sousse
- Institute of Music of Sousse, Institute of Finance and Taxation of Sousse
- Institute of Fine arts of Sousse.
Université Moulay Ismail, Meknès (Morocco)
University Moulay Ismail of Meknès was launched under the Dahir number 21-86-144 on October 23rd 1989. The school of sciences and the school of arts and humanities have already been existed in 1982 and were attached to Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah university of Fez. They are considered as the first establishments of University Moulay Ismail.
After its creation in 1982, Moulay Ismail University quickly developed to become one of the most important institutions of higher education in Morocco. The University offers, in the main campus in the city of Meknès (center of Morocco) and in a smaller one in the southern city of Errachidia (the gate to the Tafilalet oases), a broad range of educational and training programs in such fields as Science and Technology, Social Sciences and Humanities, Economics and Management, Public and Private law, Mathematics, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Industrial Data Processing and Quality Control and Maintenance. Internationally the University has over 120 cooperation agreements with universities in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America. The University has a student population of about 38000, all full-time, seeking degrees at the Bachelor’s (Licence), Master’s and Doctorate levels as well as in specialized degrees in Engineering & Technology.
UMI schools are as follow:
- The School of Sciences (FS)
- The School of Arts and Humanities (FLSH)
- The School of law, econimics and socail sciences (FSJES)
- The School of Sciences and Technology – Errachidia (FST)
- The school of engineering (ENSAM)
- The Graduate School of Technology (EST)
- The Polydisciplinary School – Errachidia (FP)
- The Ecole normale supérieure (ENS, the school of teaching training)
Université de Strasbourg (France)
Located in the heart of Europe, the University of Strasbourg is heir to a great tradition born of the humanism of the 16th century.It boasts almost:
- 44,000 students each year, 20% of which are foreign.
- 4,600 teachers-researchers and staff.
- 37 training and research units.
- 79 research units.
These impressive figures make the University a rich hub driven by its active involvement in virtually every discipline comprising the current body of knowledge. Several distinguished personalities, including 17 Nobel Prize winners, have studied at the University of Strasbourg over time.
The University’s international partnerships along with its humanitarian, intellectual, and scientific potential, have contributed to fueling the greatest of ambitions on an international scale. Influenced by a variety of cultures, the University has developed strong European and international ties and offers exchange programs with countless establishments around the world.
Centre de recherche français de Jerusalem (CRFJ)
Founded in 1952 under “archaeological mission” the French Research Center in Jerusalem (CRFJ) is a major player in the scientific influence of France in Israel in the field of humanities and social sciences.
Both research center, instead of cooperation between researchers of the scientific, French and Israeli venue and training for young researchers, instead of valuing the French research, CRFJ roles include:
Driving through partnerships followed, multidisciplinary research programs involving French and European education and research with their Israeli and Palestinian counterparts.
- To welcome and assist researchers and academics French and European in their work in Israel.
- To contribute to the training of young researchers (trainees, doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships)
- To initiate and facilitate the Franco-Israeli scientific exchange
- To ensure the enhancement of the work of its researchers through regular seminars, symposia, workshops, conferences and joint publishing companies
Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF)
Since 2005, the ALF has launched and supported action across fields impacting on mutual perceptions – education, culture and media – as well as developing a region-wide Network of over 4000 civil society organisations. Through its action and reflection the ALF aims to contribute to the development of an Intercultural Strategy for the Euro-Mediterranean Region, providing recommendations to decision-makers and institutions and advocating for shared values.
The main scope of the ALF is overcoming the misunderstandings and stereotypes which affect relations between and within the societies of the Region, a task which became of utmost importance in the last decade. As a contribution to the creation of a space of prosperity, coexistence and peace, the ALF works to restore trust in dialogue and bridge the gaps in mutual perceptions, as well as promoting diversity and coexistence.
Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)
CIDOB promotes global governance and good practices –based on a local, national and European democratic government– to ensure that people possess the basic elements to live their lives free from fear and in liberty, by facilitating a dialogue that includes all diversities and which actively defends human rights and gender equality.
CIDOB is a dynamic community of analysts that works to produce and offer to all political actors –from individual citizens to international organisations– information and ideas to formulate and promote policies for a more secure, free, and fair world for everyone.
European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMED)
The European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), founded in 1989, is a consortium comprising
the Catalan Government, the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and Barcelona City Council. It incorporates civil society through its Board of Trustees and its Advisory Council formed by Mediterranean universities, companies, organisations and personalities of renowned prestige.
In accordance with the principles of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership’s Barcelona Process, and today with the objectives of the Union for the Mediterranean the aim of the IEMed is to foster actions and projects which contribute to mutual understanding, exchange and cooperation between the different Mediterranean countries, societies and cultures as well as to promote the progressive construction of a space of peace and stability, shared prosperity and dialogue between cultures and civilisations in the Mediterranean.
Adopting a clear role as a think tank specialised in Mediterranean relations based on a multidisciplinary and networking approach, the IEMed encourages analysis, understanding and cooperation through the organisation of seminars, research projects, debates, conferences and publications, in addition to a broad cultural programme.
Fundación Tres Culturas del Mediterráneo
The Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation (Fundación Tres Culturas del Mediterráneo) was established in 1998 as an initiative of Andalusia’s regional government and the Kingdom of Morocco. Since then, principles such as peace, dialogue and tolerance have been fundamental pillars of this institution aimed at bringing together Mediterranean and Middle Eastern peoples and cultures. At a time of confrontation and exacerbation of differences leading to conflicts, exclusion and alienation, the Three Cultures Foundation is committed to fostering the coexistence of cultures and religions through mutual knowledge and the exchange of ideas and experiences with a view to bringing together the peoples from both sides of the Mediterranean rim.
The Three Cultures Foundation engages in a number of cultural initiatives, including concerts, exhibitions, seminars, and other activities with the overall aim of breaking down stereotypes and promoting respect among different peoples and religions.
Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée (MuCEM)
Marseille is now home to a museum in its image, leaning against the north shore of the Mediterranean, facing the sea, open to the current of change. Much more than a museum, the MuCEM is a cultural centre that brings together all disciplines of the social sciences and presents artistic expression from the Mediterranean’s two shores. More importantly, it is a new way of seeing the Mediterranean as a place of openness and sharing, reflecting on a common history, understanding the dialogue of civilisations, explaining the challenges involved, applying these to contemporary phenomena, and shaping a new public space.
The MuCEM focuses primarily on the cultures of the Mediterranean, from a comparative and multi-disciplinary perspective, in which Europe and other continents that border the Med will play a major role.