The “Université Internationale de Rabat” (UIR) is an internationally oriented, R&D-driven, research university, based in the Technopolis tech-zone in Rabat, Morocco. The university was founded in 2009 by the computer scientist Noureddine Mouaddib with the support of the Moroccan and French governments. It started its activities in September 2010, following the foundation stone-laying ceremony by H.M. King Mohammed VI. UIR is the first University in Morocco to have been set up as part of a partnership between the State and the private sector in the field of higher education. UIR counts more than 100 universities among its academic and research partners around the world, and more than 20 Erasmus + partners.