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USMBA of Fez tops Moroccan universities for 3rd year in a row

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The Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University (USMBA) of Fez has maintained its place at the top of Moroccan universities, for the third time in a row, according to the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings.

The University of Fez ranks among the best «800-1000» universities worldwide, followed by the universities of Hassan II of Casablanca, Ibn Tofail of Kenitra, Cadi Ayyad of Marrakech and Mohammed V of Rabat, all ranked beyond the 1,000th position.

According to the same source, USMBA obtained a score of 59 for the citations indicator, which relates to the importance, originality and innovation of results of research published by its researchers, against a score of 53.2 in 2020.

The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The rankings are based on calibrated indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons.

Commenting these results, USMBA President, Redouane Mrabet, praised the collective work carried out by teachers, researchers, administrative and technical managers and students of the university.

«This performance is the result of sacrifices from all the components of the university. It was indeed a collective commitment to raise it to the rank of an open center for training, research and innovation», Mrabet pointed out, as quoted in a release.

Founded in 1975, the USMBA has 13 higher education institutions, a sports science institute and seven joint centers. They are spread over four university sites: Agdal-Fez, Sais-Fez, Bensouda-Fez and Taza.

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