Mohammed V University (Arabic: جامعة محمد الخامس, French: Université Mohammed-V de Rabat), in Rabat, Morocco, was founded in 1957 under a royal decree (Dahir). It is the first modern university in Morocco after the University of al-Qarawiyyin in Fez.
Université Mohammed-V de Rabat
|Language||Arabic, French, English and Spanish|
In September 2014 the two universities merged into one, known as Mohammed V University, but maintaining the two campuses. The university has 18 total colleges as of 2020.
- Mohammed Abed Al Jabri, Moroccan academic and philosopher; he graduated from the university with a bachelor's degree in philosophy in 1967 and a PhD in 1970.
- Rafik Abdessalem, Minister of Foreign Affairs under Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, received a B.A. in philosophy from Mohammed V University.
- Soumia Fahd, Moroccan herpetologist
- Laila Lalami, Moroccan novelist now working in the United States, 2015 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for The Moor's Account, a fictional novel of the historic figure Estevanico, the first black explorer of North America and one of four survivors of the 1527 Narvaez expedition.
- Nabila Mounib, the secretary general of the Unified Socialist Party.
- Ahmed Toufiq, Moroccan writer and historian who has served as Minister for Islamic Affairs in the government of Morocco since 2002.
- Moulay Rachid of Morocco Prince of Morocco.
- Mohammed VI of Morocco, King of Morocco.
- Zohour Alaoui, Moroccan ambassador to Sweden and Permanent Representative of Morocco to UNESCO
Rankings and reputationEdit
|Global – Overall|
|THE World||1001+ (2020)|
|USNWR Global||715 (2020)|
- "Mohammed Abed al-Jabri". Ibn Rushd Organization. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
- Sana Ajmi, Rafik Abdessalem Archived 2012-03-11 at the Wayback Machine, Tunisia Live, 17 December 2011
- "World University Rankings 2020 - Mohammed V University". Times Higher Education (THE). Retrieved 2019-12-31.
- U.S. News Education: Best Global Universities 2020 - Mohammed V University