Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is an institution oriented towards applied research and innovation with a focus on Africa.
The University is engaged in economic and human development and puts research and innovation at the forefront of African development.
A mechanism that enables it to consolidate Morocco’s frontline position in these fields, in a unique partnership-based approach and boosting skills training relevant for the future of Africa.
Located in Benguerir, near Marrakech, in the heart of the Mohammed VI Green City, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University intends to shine on a national, continental and international scale.
More than just a traditional academic institution, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) is a platform for experimentation, a breeding ground for opportunities, which students refer to as a “School of Life".
Reduced representation of the outside world, with its challenges, perspectives and promises; the University aims to reveal the potential of Moroccan youth and students from all over Africa. UM6P is a hub of knowledge dedicated to research, high-level education and innovation to support the development of the continent. Our university is also committed to an innovative pedagogical approach which places learning by experimentation and practice at the heart of training and research. Our pedagogy is at the service of curiosity and creativity of students, professors and partners.
This Safe Space, which welcomes life in all its diversity, complexity and opportunities, is not intended to simply train engineers, architects or even managers. UM6P is a new kind of learning environment: thanks to its Living Labs, Digital and Peer-to-peer learning, we want to accompany youth in their path of becoming pioneers solving the major challenges of our time. We want to support them so that they become innovators of lifelong learning solutions and transform obstacles into opportunities.
On a campus designed to foster scientific, cultural, sporting and artistic emulation, all infrastructures are open to the community. We would like everyone to appropriate the spaces and resources in order to instill a proactive and progressive state of mind focused on entrepreneurship and wealth creation. By promoting social and territorial inclusion, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University adopts a sustainable participatory approach: students are the main players in an academic experience creating shared value at the service of the entire ecosystem. We innovate, we study, build and move forward together.
With the main mission of imparting knowledge, science and technology, the University has set itself great ambitions.
• Development of skills and knowledge
• Giving birth to a new generation of competent leaders
• Promoting research
• Sharing the values of social responsibility and sustainable development
• Developing lasting partnerships
The Mohammed VI Green City: A Sustainable, Economic, Social, and Cultural Ambition
Launched in 2009 by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, within the framework of OCP Group's large urban development projects, the Green City aims to establish itself as a world-class academic hub with the vocation of offering an appealing eco-friendly living standard centered around knowledge and learning. It is positioning itself as a new city with both local and national dimensions.
At the local level, due to its size, consistency, volume of investment, attractiveness and duration, the project has a remarkable urban, economic and social impact on the adjoining town of Benguerir.
Given the design and ambition of UM6P, the heart of the new city, this project also has a national dimension for UM6P, which is to play a major role in the success of the industrial sector of the kingdom through its contribution in terms of training, research and innovation.
The Mohammed VI Green City is part of a LEED ND environmental certification process. The societal and environmental exemplarity of the Green City is pursued at all stages of development:
• Urbanism Bias
Adaptation of the urban fabric to the natural conditions of sunlight and circulation of the prevailing winds, specific landscape design and plant policy, Polycentric Green Flow, density management optimizing movement in connection to the locations of equipment, urban screening between pedestrian routes, soft transport modes and bioclimatic architecture.
• Infrastructure Design
Photovoltaic panels, high efficiency HVAC equipment optimizing energy efficiency, a wastewater treatment plant, separate networks (drinking water, gray water), and retention and treatment of rainwater and reuse of recycled wastewater for irrigation.
• Management of Urban Services
Separate sorting, collection, reuse and recycling of waste, optimization of urban mobility, and compact and equipped districts.