A delegation of presidents and chancellors from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the United States visited Israel recently to assess potential partnerships with the Technion and other Israeli institutions of higher learning. The visit focused on areas of study and research that align with their missions, including technology and STEM disciplines.
Memoranda of understanding were signed to facilitate study-abroad programs for their students at the Technion. Additionally, faculty members will engage in joint research projects and knowledge exchange with Technion professors and researchers.
The delegation was also interested to learn more about the Technion’s renowned technology transfer program. “We discussed how we do this and made direct comparisons with their universities,” said Prof. Wayne Kaplan, vice president for external relations and resource development at the Technion.
The student and faculty exchange programs will offer participants an opportunity to immerse themselves in a diverse academic and cultural environment, opening new avenues for research, cross-disciplinary collaborations, and innovation. By fostering an environment of inclusivity, the partnership will address challenges that transcend borders and create solutions for global impact.
The Technion and participating HBCUs are committed to ongoing communication and exploration of all avenues to maximize the potential of this collaboration. As the details are worked out, all parties eagerly anticipate the positive outcomes that will emerge from this unique partnership.