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Professor Wail Benjelloun appointed as new President of UNIMED. Professor Franco Rizzi, reconfirmed as Secretary General. New BoD elected.

Professor Wail Benjelloun has been appointed as new President of UNIMED. UNIMED General Assembly would like to thank the former President professor Domenico Laforgia for his commitment and dynamism during the past years to foster cooperation among the university members of the UNIMED network. The General Assembly decided to elect the former Rector of Muhammad V University as new President of the association for the next three year. Is the first time in the history of UNIMED that the charge of President is in the hand of a former Rector elected thanks to his international status and its cooperation activities in the Mediterranean Basin. Professor Benjelloun is former president of Mohammed V University in Rabat and president of the Conference of Moroccan University Presidents.  He was Vice President of Al Akhawayn University and Dean of the MVU Faculty of Science.  He holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from SUNY-Binghamton and is a widely published researcher in the field.  He has also served on several national and international committees concerned with higher education reform. He is President of the International Society of Pathophysiology and member of the Boards of Trustees of Ecole Centrale Casablanca and of the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies in Qatar. Professor Franco Rizzi has been reconfirmed as Secretary General of the association. Prof. Rizzi, founder of UNIMED, has been full professor of Europe and Mediterranean History at the University “Roma Tre”. In 2008 he was appointed Special Adviser to the former Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport. Among his recent publications: Unione Europea e Mediterraneo (Rome 1997); Un Mediterraneo di conflitti (Rome 2004), the latter has been translated into Arabic; La dichiarazione di Barcellona in VV.AA., La Ciencia y la cultura en la Europa mediterranea (Barcelona 2007); Rive. Incontri tra le civiltà del Mediterraneo, edited by, (Lecce 2007, translated into Albanian); L’Islam giudica l’Occidente (Lecce 2009, translated in French and Arabic); Mediterraneo in rivolta (Rome, 2011); Dove va il Mediterraneo (Rome, 2013); Storia di un Jihadista (Rome, 2015). During the last General Assembly, a new and enlarged Board of Directors has been elected. The university members who are now part of the BoD are the following: University of Algiers (Algeria) University of Cyprus (Cyprus) Cairo University (Egypt) Alexandria University (Egypt) University of Athens (Greece) International University of Rome – UNINT (Italy) University of Messina (Italy) University of Sassari (Italy) Lebanese University (Lebanon) Holy Spirit University of Kaslik – Jounieh (Lebanon) University “Mohammed V” Rabat (Morocco) International University of Rabat (Morocco) An Najah University of Nablus (Palestine) University of Tunis (Tunisia) Istanbul Aydin University (Turkey) Boğaziçi University of Istanbul (Turkey) Sapienza University of Rome (Italy) University of Barcelona (Spain)