20 Facts About Technion


Technion – Israel Institute of Technology is a public research university located in Haifa, Israel.

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The Technion is ranked as the top university in both Israel and the Middle East, and in the world's top 100 universities in the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

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The Technion is a major factor behind the growth of Israel's high-tech industry and innovation, including the country's technical cluster in Silicon Wadi.

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Technion's cornerstone was laid in 1912, and studies began 12 years later in 1924.

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The first palm tree still stands today in front of the old Technion building, which is the MadaTech museum, in the Hadar neighborhood.

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On 19 December 2011, a bid by a consortium of Cornell University and Technion won a competition to establish a new high-tier applied science and engineering institution in New York City.

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In September 2013 the Li Ka Shing Foundation and the Technion announced they would be joining forces to create a new institute for technology at Shantou University, Guangdong province, south-eastern China.

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Department of Humanities and Arts serves all the Technion community, offering courses taught by renowned visiting and adjunct scholars including philosophy of science, social and political sciences, linguistics, psychology, law and anthropology and an array of theoretical and performing arts courses.

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Technion Theater was established in 1986, by Professor Ouriel Zohar.

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GTEP Nancy and Stephen Grand Technion Energy Program is a multidisciplinary center of excellence bringing together Technion's top researchers in energy science and technology from over nine different faculties.

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Technion International is a department in the Technion, offering courses taught entirely in English.

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Technion has a dedicated office to bridge the transition of scientific and technological discovery to successfully commercialized innovation since 2007: T – Technion Technology Transfer.

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Technion offers after-school and summer enrichment courses for young people on subjects ranging from introductory electronics and computer programming to aerospace, architecture, biology, chemistry and physics.

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Technion set up the Israeli chapter of Engineers Without Borders, which among other projects, installed a network of biogas systems in rural Nepal providing sustainable energy and improved sanitation.

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Technion empowers students from underrepresented groups such as Haredim and Arabs through scholarships, social programs and financial support.

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The Technion is one of the main sponsors of the Israeli league of FIRST robotics competition which became a formal project of the Technion since 2013.

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Technion became a partner of Washington University in St Louis through the McDonnell International Scholars Academy.

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In 2013, the Technion was the only school outside the United States to make it into the top 10 on a new Bloomberg Rankings list of schools whose graduates are CEOs of top US tech companies.

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The Central Library determines professional policies and guidelines and provides services for all the Technion libraries, including the library operating systems, the libraries' web portal, acquisitions, cataloging, classification, and interlibrary loans.

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Technion graduates have been estimated to constitute over 70 percent of the founders and managers of high-tech businesses in Israel.

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