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
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.
Professor Oded Rabinovitch
Senior Executive Vice President
Professor Shimon Marom
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor Jacob (Koby) Rubinstein
Executive Vice President for Research
Professor Wayne Kaplan
Vice President for External Relations &
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.