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Cadi Ayyad University in the Top 20 African Universities

Cadi Ayyad University (UCA) has once again been at the top of Moroccan, Maghreb and Francophone African universities in the “Times Higher Education 2019” world rankings. The UCA, which is a credit to the Moroccan university, took 15th place in the Arab world and 12th place in Africa, said a statement from this university institution.

According to the same ranking by discipline, the UCA stands out in the physical sciences, says the same source, adding that the University Cadi Ayyad is thus first in Morocco, the Maghreb and francophone Africa according to Times Higher Education 2019, occupying the 13th rank in the Arab world and the 14th in Africa.

In these rankings, universities are evaluated according to 13 performance criteria related to their fundamental missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international perspectives, it says.

And note that for the same discipline, the UCA has been ranked in the Top 300 of the best universities in the world according to the Shanghai 2018 ranking. These well-deserved distinctions are the culmination of the efforts made by the university, which constantly works for the development of research scientist, the statement said.

Fourteen research teams operating in 30 laboratories and excelling in such topics as astrophysics, optics, electronics, automation, energy, urban mobility, as well as the growing production of its researchers cited in prestigious international journals and their contribution to important discoveries is the witness, notes the statement. And to cite as an example the discovery of a rare binary asteroid 2017-YE5 and a new system of exoplanets in 2017 observed respectively by the MOSS and TRAPPIST 1 telescopes of the Observatory of Oukaimedan and the contribution of the researchers of the UCA through ANTARES to discover the origin of the cosmic neutrinos observed by the IceCube collaboration...

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