The International University of Rabat (UIR) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a center of excellence focused on aeronautics, artificial intelligence research, and innovation. The agreement aims to strengthen cooperation and partnership in applied research, innovation, co-development, and incubation. It follows the signing of a partnership agreement a few months ago between. Noureddine Mouaddib, President of UIR, and Eytan Eshel, CTO of IAI, in the presence of Amir Peretz, formerly Israel’s Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense, and Minister of Economy and Industry, and currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of IAI, and Boaz Levy, President and CEO of the company.
IAI’s Chairman of the Board, Amir Peretz, said: “We are fortunate to be hosted here thanks to the generous leadership of Professor Nurradin Mouaddib, the President of the University of Rabat. This innovative institution is a sign of a new future being forged in Morocco for both the present and future generations. The most vital mission is now to transform a dream into reality by establishing a program that will combine high-quality education across various fields, with a special emphasis on science and technology. By establishing the necessary industrial infrastructure, it will be possible to recruit new graduate students. Looking into the students’ eyes, I can see their strong determination to succeed in this new center, bringing forth ideas which hopefully will serve not only Morocco and Israel but also the entire world.”