Student Exchange Programme between ISESCO Member States “TAFAHUM” is a programme that encourages student mobility and cooperation between the institutions of higher education in ISESCO Member States.
TAFAHUM which means “mutual understanding”, seeks to ensure rapprochement between academic communities, and is part ISESCO’s comprehensive strategy which aims to ensure rapprochement among peoples and promote intercultural dialogue for a society of solidarity, peace, understanding, and mutual respect, in conformity with the universal values upheld by the Islamic world.
As part of the implementation of its Action Plan for 2018, ISESCO launched the 3rd phase of the TAFAHUM Programme of Student Exchange, which was adopted at the 7th Islamic Conference of Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research (Rabat, 18-19 December 2014)
With the two first phases (2016-2017) being successfully implemented, the 3rd phase has been launched in 2018, under which ISESCO will be in charge of the exchange programme benefitting 20 students studying at, or the equivalent of, the 2nd year of Master’s studies, who are benefiting from a cross-mobility programme to conduct their end-of-study project, from eight (8) universities in six (6) Member States (Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, Ivory Coast, Senegal, and Tunisia).
An Agreement on student mobility was signed between ISESCO and the following universities:
- Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tetouan, Tangier – Morocco
- Ibn Tofail University , Kenitra – Morocco
- Mohammed V University, Rabat – Morocco
- Al Asrya University of Nouakchott – Mauritania
- University of Tunis – El Manar, Tunis – Tunisia
- Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar – Senegal
- University of Sciences, Techniques et Technologies de Bamako – Mali
- Felix Houphouet-Boigny University, Abidjan _ Ivory Coast
Within the framework of the Programme, ISESCO also signed partnerships with the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW), and the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF).
TAFAHUM will be implemented over the period of three months (1st of October 2018—31st December 2018)
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