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Technion Vision: A science and technology research university, among the world’s top ten, dedicated to the creation of knowledge and the development of human capital and leadership, for the advancement of the State of Israel and all humanity.

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology is a public research university in Haifa, Israel. Founded in 1912, Technion is the country’s oldest university. The institute offers degrees in science and engineering, and related fields such as architecture, medicine, industrial management, and education. Although the official language of instruction at Technion is Hebrew, several undergraduate and graduate study programs and courses are taught in English through Technion International.Technion, consistently ranked among the world’s top 50, is a major source of the innovation and brainpower that drives the Israeli economy. Technion graduates represent 70 percent of the high-tech workforce and established Israel’s industrial infrastructure, reinforced its technological defense capabilities, and pioneered its technology-based enterprises, that has earned the country’s reputation as the world’s “Startup Nation” (with the highest concentration of high-tech companies anywhere outside the Silicon Valley). Set on a modern campus, Technion is home to a prominent faculty, among them three recent Nobel laureates, and a long list of notable alumni including engineers, scientists, physicians, professors, and entrepreneurs. The institute has also been acknowledged as one of the world’s leading entrepreneurial ecosystems and incubator for future successful entrepreneurs.

Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute (JTCI):

The Jacobs Institute builds on the Technion’s and Cornell’s shared strengths in research, entrepreneurialism, intellectual rigor and drives to grow the economy, creating a powerful catalyst for local and global transformation.

With Israel’s reputation as the “Startup Nation” and the Technion’s history of producing the country’s leading tech entrepreneurs, Cornell knew there was a common vision when the university initiated their partnership in 2010:

  • Israel is home to the greatest concentration of high-tech startup companies outside of the Silicon Valley.
  • Technion graduates comprise the majority of Israeli-educated scientists and engineers, constituting over 70% of the country’s founders and managers of high-tech industries.

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  • Doors Opened: 1924
  • Technion City: 300 acres
  • Academic Units: 18
  • Research Institutes/Centers: 60
  • Undergraduate Programs: 50
  • Graduate Programs: 82
  • Students: 14,000
  • Faculty: 620
  • Degrees Awarded: 105,000
  • Dormitory Beds: 4,200
  • Buildings on Campus: 90
  • Nobel Laureates: 3
  • Affiliated Hospitals: 12
  • Official Language of Instruction: Hebrew
  • Foreign Partners (universities and research frameworks): 200

*Several study programs and courses are given in English through Technion International.

Guangdong-Technion Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT): On September 29, 2013, a historic agreement was signed for the establishment of a cooperatively run university to be built in Shantou, Guangdong in southern China, as part of a partnership between the Technion and Shantou University in collaboration with the Guangdong Government and the Li Ka Shing Foundation (LKSF). The new institute will grant Technion degrees at all levels – Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D., and the language of instruction will be in English. At the initial stage, the first undergraduate program offered by GTIIT in 2015 will be run as a Technion program. GTIIT represents the first time any Israeli university has moved to establish a joint campus in China.

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