For more than a century, the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology has been a pioneer in science and technology education, delivering world-changing impacts benefiting the State of Israel and the world.

Proudly a global university, the Technion has a presence on three continents: Haifa (Israel), New York (USA), and Shantou (China). The Technion’s unique focus on interdisciplinary education challenges students to think differently about the world’s problems, preparing students to become the next generation of global innovators.

That approach doesn’t stop at the classroom. The Technion has long leveraged interdisciplinary collaborations to advance breakthrough research and technologies. As a result, Technion people, ideas, and inventions make immeasurable contributions to the world every single day — from new ways to detect and treat cancer to sustainable energy and biofuels to quantum computing and breakthroughs in computer science.

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WATCH: Introduction to Technion

This curated selection of videos about the Technion brings you on a journey from when the first cornerstone was laid in 1912 to how the University became a science powerhouse and hub for coexistence, with a mission to do good. Hear a personal message from President Uri Sivan. Finally, enjoy a virtual tour of the campus and learn from students why they choose Technion.

Leadership at the Technion

Technion President

Professor Uri Sivan has been serving as the 17th president of the Technion since October 2019. President Sivan joined the Israeli Air Force in 1973, where he served as a helicopter pilot before delving into academic career. He earned a B.Sc. in physics and mathematics as well as an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in physics, all with honors. Following three years at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., he joined the Department of Physics at the Technion in 1991, where he holds the Bertoldo Badler chair.

Initially focusing on quantum physics, President Sivan’s scientific interests evolved over time to encompass the intersection of nanotechnology, physics, and biology. His notable scientific contributions have earned him world recognition and prestigious prizes and honors. In parallel to his academic endeavors, President Sivan’s studies have led to numerous patents and technology transfers to the industry. His most recent contribution involved a startup company dedicated to developing tools for the parallel analysis of individual cells collected from malignant tumors.

Cabinet Members

Professor Oded Rabinovitch
Senior Executive Vice President

Professor Naama Brenner
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Professor Lihi Zelnik-Manor
Executive Vice President for Innovation and Industry Relations

Professor Adi Salzberg
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion

Professor Noam Adir
Executive Vice President for Research

Dr. Rafi Aviram
Executive Vice President & Director General

Professor Wayne Kaplan
VP for External Relations and Resource Development

WATCH: A message from Technion President Uri Sivan

Learn about Prof. Sivan’s lifelong connection to the Technion, and his vision for the university and how it will tackle the grand challenges of the 21st century.

About the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute

The Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute is a uniquely experimental graduate institute housed on the Cornell Tech campus on New York City’s Roosevelt Island. A partnership between Cornell University and the Technion, the curriculum is not centered on specific disciplines, but on interdisciplinary “hubs” that are relevant to New York City’s key industries. Already operating hubs are Connective Media, focused on mobile and interactive media, and Health Tech, focused on creating digital solutions for better health care outcomes. The hubs will change to meet New York City’s evolving demands, and to advance the campus’ vision of creating pioneering leaders and technologies for the digital age. Classes for Urban Tech, a hub that combines applied research, startups, and a first-of-its-kind dual master’s degree focused on making cities more resilient, connected, and equitable, will begin in Fall 2020.

The Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute is also home to the Runway Startup Postdoc Program. Part business school, part research institution, and part startup incubator, Runway is geared to students who have mastered their academic disciplines but want to learn how to start a company. Recent Ph.D.s in digital technology fields are taught to shift from an academic mindset to an entrepreneurial outlook, turning their research into tech products and services that can make a difference in people’s lives. Through classes and workshops, access to industry mentors, and financial support, Runway is helping to nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs and breakthrough products.

As the embodiment of the Technion and Cornell’s winning submission in New York City’s competition to create an applied sciences grad school, the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute is boosting the City’s tech sector and fostering companies with global impact. By advancing collaboration between academia and industry, the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute is already transforming New York City into a global tech hub.

Aerial shot of the Jacobs Institute on Roosevelt Island in New York City.

About the Guangdong Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

The Guangdong Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (Guangdong Institute) is an historic partnership between the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and Shantou University (STU) to promote joint undergraduate and graduate-level research and innovation. Located in China’s Guangdong Province, the Guangdong Institute is the first Israeli university in China and the Technion’s second presence on a campus outside Israel. Made possible by a $130 million grant from the Li Ka Shing Foundation (LKSF), the venture represents unprecedented cooperation between the People’s Government of Guangdong Province and the Shantou Municipal Government, the Technion, and STU.

The university imports Israel’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit to China, with a goal of fostering a high-tech industrial ecosystem in Shantou and Guangdong Province. With a focus on the three interconnected areas of environmental sciences, energy resources, and human health, the Guangdong Institute aims to train scientists and engineers who will create pioneering research for China and the world.

Guangdong Israel Institute of Technology campus in China.