The Technikum, as it was known at the time, was the first technical university in the Ottoman Empire. The university offers degrees in science and engineering, and related fields such as architecture, medicine, industrial management and education. It has 18 academic departments and 52 research centers. Since its founding, it has awarded 98,694 degrees and its graduates are cited for providing the skills and education behind the creation and protection of the State of Israel.
The university’s principal language of instruction is Hebrew. Choosing the language of instruction was the subject of a national debate that became an important milestone in the consolidation of Hebrew as the spoken language in the State of Israel.
Technion’s 616 faculty members currently include three Nobel Laureates in chemistry.
The current president of the Technion is Prof. Peretz Lavie, who was ranked in 2012 by the Israeli national newspaper The Marker as one of the country’s 100 most influential people.
The Technion is placed in the Silicon Wadi and cited as one of the factors behind the growth of Israel’s high-tech industry.
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Buildings Wrapped in High-Efficiency, Flexible Solar Cells? – February 20, 2016
- Self-Healing Sensor Brings Electronic Skin Closer To Reality – November 18, 2015
- Researchers use “Nanopore” Scanners to Find Early Signs of Cancer – September 14, 2015
- Blue Light Sets the Beat in Biological Pacemaker – June 23, 2015
- Tough, Flexible Material Could Protect Astronauts and Soldiers – March 16, 2015
- A Phone So Smart, it Sniffs out Disease – February 4, 2015
- World’s Smallest Propeller Could be Used for Microscopic Medicine – July 31, 2014
- “Virtual periscope” sees above-surface/airborne objects from underwater – April 30, 2014
- Breakthrough Technology Can Repair Severe Tissue Damage | biomedical engineering
- Breakthrough could lead to “artificial skin” that senses touch, humidity and temperature
- Holographic Technique Could Lead to Bionic Vision
- New nanotech fiber: Robust handling, shocking performance
- Privately-funded science university plan
- Sniffing out disease