The Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, Abdellatif Miraoui, presented on Tuesday the main directions for the start of the 2022-2023 academic year and the implementation of the National Plan to accelerate the transformation of the higher education, scientific research and innovation ecosystem. (ESRI 2030 PACTE).
We present the main information provided by the minister:
- During the 2021-2022 academic year, 328,650 students received bachelor’s degrees, including 137,248 in literature, humanities and arts, 166,333 in science and technology, and 25,069 in economics and management.
- 1 million 238 thousand students will enter higher education institutions, which is 5.97% more than in the 2021-2022 academic year.
- 1,130,182 students will enter state universities (6.49% more than in 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 training institutions in other departments of the ministry (-1.39% compared to academic year 2021-2022)
- 975,748 students, i.e. 86% of the total workforce, are in open admission institutions (+5.6% compared to the 2021-2022 academic year) and 154,433 in regulated admission institutions (+12.3% compared to the 2021-2022 academic year) %) is studying.
- The reception capacity will be increased by approximately 20,000 physical seats
- 3 new university residences will be opened, one of them public and two as a result of public-private partnership
- The number of beneficiaries for scholarship applications will be determined by joint decision with the Ministry of Economy and Finance based on the lists compiled by the provincial commissions.
- 58 new academic courses have been designed and accredited to meet the needs of the labor market
- In 2022-2023, digital, Big data, robotics, connected objects, artificial intelligence, etc. 7 centers for training
- Opening of 6 new Career Centers to promote graduate employment and self-employment in 2022-2023
- For the 2022-2023 academic year, 10 new bachelor’s degrees, 7 master’s degrees and 100% English-language medical doctor training will begin
- Implementation of new modules in English for approximately 12,531 students
- From the beginning of the 2023/2024 academic year, 3 pilot universities have been selected to strengthen linguistic capabilities by generalizing the system.
- Launching a capacity building platform for young students in 2023-2024
- Creation of a new orientation system that increases the chance of success at each stage of the course with the possibility of changing courses in the middle of the course
- The system of bridges between courses will be strengthened from 2023 with the creation of the Grandes Ecoles course.
- Launching a nationwide student mobility system
- Creation of 3 national thematic research institutes from 2023
- Launching the National Research Projects Program with a budget of 600 CIS and strengthening the mobility of doctoral students
- Two new Innovation Cities will be created within the framework of PLF 2023
- A second chance course (Parcours d’excellence) is available from Bac+2 in 2023/2024.
- Initiation of reforms in the regulatory system related to equivalents
- Strengthening the autonomy of the University through the creation of a new statute
- Implementation of a new university system and a new status for teacher-researchers
- Regarding recruitment, 2,349 new budget positions were created under PLF 2023, including: 759 fixed-term positions for undergraduate studies in educational sciences and staff training in medicine, pharmacy, and dentistry, and 1,590 positions for improving the pedagogical and administrative base.
- Creation of a national recruitment platform and permanent abolition of “transformation” posts