On June 10th, we hosted the Director of the International Academy of Civil Aviation in Casablanca, Mr Abdellah Menou. During his two-day visit to UITM, Director Menou met with the authorities of our university. Rector Wergiliusz Gołąbek, Director of Finance and Development, Bartosz Pomianek, and the Presidential Representative for International Collaboration, Magda Louis.

In detailed talks on the future cooperation between universities, the Coordinator of English-language courses Michał Nędza and Dean Izabela Cichocka also participated. The talks concerned the exchange of academic staff, student exchange and the possibility of internships by our students studying Aviation Management and General Aviation at airports in Morocco. In the academic year 2020/2021, the first students will be able to take advantage of the new offer that UITM and the Civil Aviation Academy will work out together.

The Civil Aviation Academy in Casablanca has been educating flight controllers and engineers for many years.

UITM students studying in English also had the opportunity to listen to Mr Menou’s lecture “Airport Development in Africa – Challenges and Opportunities” and get acquainted with the Academy’s activities, which can boast documented and practical cooperation with many partners from the aviation industry both in Africa and in France as well as the United States.

On the second day of the visit, a Memorandum was signed, formalizing a preliminary agreement between the universities, which on behalf of the University of Information Technology and Management was signed by the Rector of the University, Wergiliusz Gołąbek. It was an opportunity for both sides to exchange experiences on internationalization, which is now a priority for our university.

Mr Menou also visited our campus in Kielnarowa.

– This is my first visit to Poland, and I came to Rzeszów by invitation of Ms Louis, who was the guest of the Academy of Civil Aviation in Casablanca in February. Already at that time an idea was born to establish cooperation and exchange experiences. I am absolutely delighted with your city and very impressed with what I saw at your university – Director of the Academy summary the visit.