UEMF President decorated by Spain

The President of the EuroMed University of Fez, Mostapha Bousmina, was decorated, Thursday evening in Rabat, with the Cross of Commander of the Order of Civil Merit of the Kingdom of Spain, in recognition of his action and involvement in the promotion university cooperation between Morocco and Spain.

This distinction, granted by King Felipe VI of Spain, was presented to Professor Bousmina by the Spanish ambassador to Morocco, Ricardo Díez-Hochleitner, during a ceremony enhanced by the presence of many personalities from the political world, economic, diplomatic, artistic and media.

For the Spanish ambassador, this decoration reflects “the central value that education must occupy in our relations based on solid cultural and human ties, which we must deepen to promote our mutual knowledge and all that unites us as neighboring peoples, brothers and friends”.

A similar distinction was given to José Manuel Roldan, vice-president until 2020 of the EuroMed University of Fez. The Spanish diplomat affirmed in this regard that Professors Bousmina and Roldan succeeded in converting the EuroMed University “into a true model of university cooperation between Morocco and Spain, but also into an example of the potential of cooperation between Morocco and the EU in the Greater Euro-Mediterranean Area”.

Thanks to their intelligence and wisdom, these two renowned academic personalities “have led this University to be among the 10 best in Africa and the second in Morocco”, he said, recalling that this university “is home to the first School of Artificial Intelligence Engineers in the Euro-African Space, the first university digital platform, as well as the largest 3D printing platform”.

For his part, Professor Bousmina indicated that Morocco and Spain share the same values ​​of democracy, living together, otherness and good neighborliness and work together and in good understanding on such important subjects as immigration, security, fanaticism, radicalization and the fight against the perfidious couple separatism-terrorism in addition to climate change.

Morocco and Spain “have written much of their history together and continue to write the chapters of our present and our common future to create an area of ​​peace and shared prosperity in the Mediterranean”, he said. valued.

It should be noted that Pr Bousmina, born in 1961 in Nador, is polyglot in several European languages. After obtaining university training in physics-chemistry and engineering at the School of High Polymers (EHP), he became a researcher in the United States, Professor at the École Polytechnique de Montréal and later at the Université Laval-de Quebec.

In 2020 he was ranked by the American University of Stanford among the world’s elite researchers and the most influential Moroccan in scientific research at the world level.

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