This positioning of the national and regional leader of the UCA is the result of scientific research, one of the pillars of its innovative model of teaching, shares a press release from the University, specifying that the UCA of Marrakech had already occupied the first position at the national level and second at the African level in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.
This ranking is based on 10 indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty / student ratio, international research network, web impact, proportion of PhD holders, citations per article, the articles by faculty, the proportion of international professors and finally the proportion of international students, details the same source.
In addition to the UCA of Marrakech (91-100), seven Moroccan universities appear in this list, namely:
• Al Akawayn University of Ifrane (101-110),
• The Hassan II University of Casablanca (101-110),
• Mohammed V University of Rabat (101-110),
• Ibn Tofail University in Kénitra (121-130),
• Mohammed 1ᵉʳ University of Oujda (131-160)
• The Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University of Fez (131-160).
Morocco is left behind by Saudi Arabia, whose King Abdulaziz University is doing away with the title of best Top 10 university in the Arab region. In 2ᵉ position, the American University of Beirut (Lebanon), followed by the University of Qatar (3ᵉ), the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Mines (Saudi Arabia-4th place), the University of the Arab Emirates United (5th), King Saud University (Saudi Arabia-6th), American University of Sharjah (UAE-7th), Sultan Qaboos University (Oman – 8th), Khalifa University (UAE-9th position) and the University of Jordan (10ᵉ).