What it is about
The DAAD supports a market and employability orientation at higher education institutions in Africa through the program „Entrepreneurial Universities in Africa”. High unemployment rates among university graduates are a major problem in many African countries.
Higher education institutions could tackle the issue by
- focusing more on (research-based) applied education
- adjusting their teaching and research more closely to the needs of the labor market in general.
Accordingly, there is high demand at many African universities to establish structures and offerings that are aligned with the needs of the labor market and thus offer better employment prospects and entrepreneurial competencies for their graduates. Therefore, the partners of the Moroccan Entrepreneurial University Initiative address this topic in two Moroccan institutions – the Université Euro-Méditerranéenne de Fès and the Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II in Rabat.