Minister of Education, Morocco
Saaïd Amzazi was appointed to his current position in 2018. Prior to his current position, he served as the president of Mohammed V University and has occupied several senior academic management positions, including dean of the Faculty of Science, Mohammed V University-Agdal, vice dean for academic and pedagogical affairs and vice president of the ‘Al Oumanaa’ Council of Mohammed V University. He has chaired many national committees including the Committee for Excellence PhD Scholarships (2015), the Committee for the Selection of Merit Scholarships of the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Promotion of Education-Training Social Services (since 2017), and the College of Moroccan University Presidents’ Pedagogy and Continuing Education Committee (since 2015). Dr Amzazi has published extensively and has also headed or been a member of several research units: member of the Mohammed V University Center for Research in Human Disease Genomics, head of the Team for Research in Forensic Genetics (2008-2015), and director of the PhD Training and Research Unit in Biochemistry-Immunology (2009-2014). He has co-authored 65 indexed publications and holds two patent applications from the Moroccan Industrial and Commercial Property Office-OMPIC.
He received a PhD in Immunology-Molecular Biology from the Faculty of Science, Mohammed V University Rabat-Agdal, a Doctorate in Biology from Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh and a University Diploma in Forensic Hematology from the University of Bordeaux II.