Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, PSUAD, students have concluded a study visit to the Kingdom of Morocco. The visit featured field trips to Tangier and Gibraltar where students conducted onsite studies to link theory to practice.
Led by Dr. Rachid Ragala, Head of the PSUAD Geography and Planning Department, and Prof. Kosmas Pavlopulos, the eight-day visit highlighted the economic, archaeological, geographic and demographic characteristics of Morocco.
The PSUAD student delegation also visited the headquarters of the U.A.E. Embassy in Morocco. The delegation was received by Saeed Al Ketbi of the U.A.E. Consulate in Rabat, who welcomed the visitors and emphasised the embassy s keenness to offer them all necessary facilities to ensure the success of their visit. Mr. Al Ketbi lauded PSUAD and its academic contribution to consolidating and promoting the openness of the U.A.E. to all cultures of the world.
Dr. Ragala underscored the university's role as a beacon of knowledge, noting that Morocco was chosen as a destination for the field trip for its educational significance given its thriving educational, geographic, cultural and economic climate and for its geographic position as a linking point between Europe and Africa.
The students said that their trip to Morocco was very instructive in their areas of specialisation as they learned about the customs and traditions of the Moroccan people and gained new insight into their lives.