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SMU Story

Having spent fifteen years studying and working with US Universities and ten years teaching at HEC Paris and the University of Tunis, Pr. Mahmoud Triki had the idea of founding a private university organizing its programs in English according to the norms of the top-ranked North American universities. His strategy consisted of inviting corporations, business leaders, scholars, and professionals to be founding members of the projected university.

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Facts and Figures


1500+ Students
35+ Nationalities represented on campus
 2500+ Leaders as a network of alumni
20+ Opportunities to study abroad 
20+ Programs


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SMU Coursera Partnership 2021-07-17

Our mission is to ensure that SMU community members have the necessary skills to thrive in today’s rapidly changing a...

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Welcome to the 5th cohort of our Leadership and Public Policy program! 2021-03-23

This program helps build leadership, public policy planning and capacity management for public sector officers. This...

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Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Libyan Professors 2021-03-21

As part of an initiative led by Expertise France, aiming at streaming entrepreneurship into the education system in L...

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SMU, South Mediterranean University, is the University regrouping MSB, the Mediterranean School of Business, Medtech, the Mediterranean Institute of Technology, and LCI, the Language and Culture Institute. 

SMU was founded in 2002 with the launch of the  Executive MBA program which was overseen by Pr. Mahmoud Triki. 

The Advising and Counseling Center (ACC) provides academic advising and personal counseling to current students. The ACC staff works with members of the University to assist students in resolving academicpersonal, and psychological issues. 

The Career Center helps students and alumni define and reach their career goals, guide them throughout their professional development, and help them expand their professional network. The Career Center is also committed to maintain and develop partnerships with SMU’s employers' network and assisting them in terms of recruitment needs, thanks to our diverse student profiles. The Career Center also helps students find opportunities for internships.   

A South Mediterranean University alumnus/a is defined as any person receiving either a degree or a certificate of completion from MSB, Medtech, or LCI.  

Created in 2011 to create an environment where SMU graduates can connect for mutual benefits. Its objective is to foster and nurture Alumni relations through different programs such as Alumni Network and the Alumni relation programs. SMU Alumni Association has the responsibility to provide graduates with a suitable framework and opportunities to meet and exchange with each other through events, fundraising activities, cultural and sporting events, round tables. 

The Student Life Department plays a role in mobilizing students and ensuring extracurricular activities on and off-campus by organizing different events and activities.  Student life offers many on-campus activities such as; basketball, ping-pong, and chess. It also organizes events such as Tunisian Day, Japanese Day, and Indonesian Day.

SMU offers the opportunity for students to be part of one of their various clubs. Campus life is vibrant outside the classrooms, where the spirit of teamwork and collectivity is supported by the University. There are 14 SMU student clubs and partnerships and relationships with national and international networks and associations such as AIESEC, Leo Club, ENACTUS.

SMU students, depending on the school (MedTech or MSB), can enjoy partnerships with many other universities all over the world.  Students can benefit from partnerships with HEC Montréal, University of MichiganIE Madrid, IESEG Paris and Lille, Catolica Lisbon, EM Normandy, and more. 

SMU accepts the transfer of up to 50% of validated courses from another University. To process the transfer, students must provide the syllabus of the transferred courses and their transcripts.

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