Internationalization and international engagement are central to UIR's strategic vision. It has forged long-term and stable partnerships with prestigious overseas academic institutions. By sharing quality educational resources such as running joint teaching programs and research projects, UIR has considerably enhanced its international reputation and competitive edge. By far, UIR has established partnerships with 16 academic institutions from the United States, Denmark, France, Japan, Israel, South Africa, and Portugal etc., with student and faculty exchange programs as the main form of cooperation.
UIR's partner universities include Aalborg University in Denmark, University of Toulouse 1 Capitole, University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, IEP Toulouse, University of Picardie Jules Verne in France, Marietta College, University of Massachusetts Boston in the United States, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima City University, Ibaraki University, Tokyo Keizai University in Japan, Galilee International Management Institute in Israel, University of Coimbra in Portugal, etc.