Sèmè City: the city of innovation reinforced with new university courses

The Beninese government wants to further develop Sèmè City, the city of innovation and knowledge launched in 2016. With this in mind, the Council of Ministers, in its meeting of May 31, commissioned a mission of educational engineering and setting up training to the international standards that Sèmè City will host on its Ouidah campus.

Sèmè City already hosts courses from renowned foreign universities. To strengthen its educational offer, the Beninese government wishes to expand the university-type training available on site.

The development of the Sèmè City project revolves around the construction of a new 336-hectare campus in Ouidah. This campus, scheduled to be operational at the start of the 2025 academic year, will host a regional higher education center offering training at Bac+3 to Bac+6 level.

Among the fields of study planned are energy, digital technology, architecture and urban planning, management, design, artificial intelligence, cinema, television and animation. Vocational training will be provided either by partners or by the State and in all cases supported by Sèmè City.

To achieve this, the Council of Ministers authorized the recruitment of an international firm responsible for: assistance in the recruitment of new training, research and entrepreneurship operators and support for the structuring and educational engineering for setting up engineering training.

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