The Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation Abdellatif Miraoui on Tuesday presented the main lines of the beginning of the academic year 2022-2023 and the implementation of the National Plan to accelerate the transformation of the ecosystem of higher education, scientific research and innovation. (ESRI 2030 PACTE).
Here are the main figures presented by the minister:
- In the 2021-2022 school year, 328,650 students obtained their high school diploma, of which 137,248 were in the field of literature, humanities and arts, 166,333 were in the field of science and technology, and 25,069 were in the field of economics and management.
- 1,238,000 students will enter universities, an increase of 5.97% compared to the academic year 2021-2022
- 1,130,182 students will enter public universities (up 6.49% compared to the 2021-2022 academic year) and 61,732 private institutions (-1.39% compared to the 2021-2022 academic year)
- 46,000 students will join management educational institutions in other ministerial departments (-1.39% compared to academic year 2021-2022)
- 975,748 students, i.e. 86% of the total workforce, are enrolled in open access institutions (+5.6% compared to the academic year 2021-2022) and 154,433 in regulated access institutions (+12.3% compared with the academic year 2021-2022)
- The reception capacity will increase by approximately 20,000 physical seats
- 3 new university residences will be launched, of which one is public and two are the result of a public-private partnership
- For scholarship applications, the number of recipients will be determined by joint decision with the Ministry of Economy and Finance based on lists drawn up by provincial commissions.
- In order to meet the needs of the labor market, 58 new academic courses were designed and accredited
- Opening of 7 centers
in 2022-2023 for training in digital, Big data, robotics, connected objects, artificial intelligence, etc.
- Opening of 6 new career centers in 2022-2023 to support graduate employability and self-employment
- For the academic year 2022-2023, 10 new bachelor's degrees, 7 master's degrees and a 100% English-speaking medical doctorate will be launched
- Introduction of new modules in English for almost 12,531 students
- To strengthen language capacities, 3 pilot universities were selected with the generalization of the system from the beginning of the academic year 2023/2024
- Launch of a capacity building platform for young students in 2023-2024
- Creating a new orientation system that maximizes the chances of success at each stage of the course, with the option of changing courses mid-course
- The system of bridges between the pitches will be reinforced from 2023 with the creation of the Grandes Ecoles pitch
- Launch of the nationwide student mobility system
- Creation of 3 national thematic research institutes from 2023
- Launch of the National Call for Research Projects with a budget of 600 MDH and strengthening the mobility of doctoral students
- Within the framework of PLF 2023, two new innovation cities will be created
- The second chance course (Parcours d'excellence) will be accessible from Bac+2 in 2023/2024
- Launching the reform of the regulatory system related to equivalence
- Strengthening the autonomy of the university by creating a new statute
- Implementation of a new university system and a new status for teachers-researchers
- In terms of recruitment, 2,349 new budgetary posts have been created under PLF 2023, including: 759 dedicated posts for training at the bachelor's degree in pedagogical sciences and training in medicine and pharmacy and dentistry and 1,590 posts for improving the pedagogical and administrative framework
- Creation of a national recruitment platform and permanent abolition of "transformational" posts