Dear esteemed faculty members, staff and students,

Firstly, I am very honoured and humbled to be nominated at the head of Mohamed-Cherif Messadia University. I am filled with a profound sense of responsibility and a deep-seated commitment to serving our institution with integrity, vision, and purpose. May ALLAH grant me success to be to the expectations of His Excellency the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and live up to the aspirations of the university community in order to advance towards a common prosperity.

We appreciate the efforts of former loyal officials whose aspirations for our university are rooted in a belief in the transformative power of education and the importance of fostering an inclusive and vibrant academic community. As rector, I envision our university as a beacon of knowledge, innovation, and excellence, where students, faculty, and staff are empowered to reach their full potential and make meaningful contributions to society.

I am fully aware, as are you that as a nation’s backbone and its principal institution, the university is a prerequisite for renaissance, and with it its ability to overcome challenges. A fundamental and pioneering role is played by this institution in laying the foundations for development, by preparing generations to assume responsibilities and by providing the necessary knowledge for an economic boom that is effective and insightful.

This reality has led the Algerian state to give high priority to higher education and scientific research, as well as to the university. In light of the directives issued by the highest state authorities, including the President and the relevant ministry, it is imperative that our university keeps pace with this ambition in its pursuit of excellence in all aspects and frameworks, so that the strategic objectives entrusted to it in the sectoral program for higher education and scientific research may be achieved.

The university today, more than ever before, is in need of building its creative capacities and encouraging a spirit of research and innovation in order to develop a strategic plan that considers the transition from quantitative education to qualitative education that is effective and effective. I urge everyone to cooperate and exert effort. By combining prudent governance, distinguished education, and qualitative scientific research, the university can play a significant role in the national economy, social environment, and international landscape.

In order to pursue a unified vision and strive for an influential university that responds to local and national aspirations, without forgetting its regional and neighboring dimension, which is one of its characteristics, especially in the context of new orientations, we all have the resolve and conviction to work tirelessly to make our university a distinguished hub, a distinctive scientific beacon, and a stronghold for a collaborative approach and harmony among all components of the university family.

And I guarantee that every member of the university community, regardless of background, has a duty to unite and focus their energies on bringing our university up to the standing it deserves, each from their own position and role, and making sure that our work is done in a way that serves the public interest and complies with the law.

Given the circumstances, we are compelled to recognize the state of Algeria’s efforts and the substantial assistance it offers to the fields of higher education and scientific research. These initiatives demand that we must be more vigilant than ever in order to protect the gains we have gained and advance our university admirable goals. In order for it to become a force for growth and a storehouse of exceptional skills and energies that put forth no effort in nation-building and contribute to its advancement and prosperity, it must be open to its surroundings in a positive and effective manner. Only then will it be able to achieve the status it deserves among peoples and nations.

Together, let us embark on this journey with courage, determination, and a shared commitment to excellence.

Prof. Noura Moussa

University of Souk-Ahras Rector