The Rabat Campus of Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is partly dedicated to Economics and Social Sciences, hosting three entities: the Faculty of Governance, Economics and Social Sciences (FGSES), the Africa Institute for Research in Economics and Social Sciences (AIRESS) and the Public Policy School (PPS). It is a research-based ecosystem with focus on public policy analysis and related challenges facing the African Continent. The perspective of the New South stands at the heart of course offering. This allows future leaders to make well informed contributions to the development of the African continent.
The Faculty of Governance, Economics and Social Sciences is home to about 500 students and around 100 professors representing no fewer than 20 nationalities. It offers undergraduate and graduate as well as Ph.D. programs in four major disciplinary areas: Economics, Political science, Global affairs, and Behavioral & Social Sciences for public policy.
250 courses are taught at Faculty of Governance, Economics and Social Sciences, 50% of which are taught in English. Through such a wide course offer, the Faculty aims to provide viable and sustained answers to some of the most compelling issues of public policy. It mobilizes the most effective tools from fields as diverse as International Relations, Economics, Behavioral Science, Political sciences together with Law, Sociology, Psychology, History, and Philosophy.
Two other entities are part and parcel of the wider ecosystem of Economics and Social Sciences. First, The Africa Institute for Research in Economics and Social Sciences (Commonly Known as AIRESS) is a single entity that houses all research projects in economics and social sciences. Second, there is the Public Policy School which offers executive training programs for professionals.
Internationalization stands at the core of the identity of the Faculty of Governance, Economics and Social Sciences identity, with about 70 partner universities worldwide. Each year, the FGSES hosts new international students. In return, home students can spend a semester abroad on the exchange program.
Faculty of Governance, Economics and Social Sciences also has an elaborate language program for social sciences, with no fewer than seven languages. The program is designed to international standards and contributes to the vibrancy of the institution with academic events in language and cultural studies.