The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology – consistently ranked among the world’s leading science and technology universities – is the engine driving Israel’s high-tech economy. It educates global entrepreneurs, develops pioneering technologies, expands our scientific frontiers, and betters life around the world.
Technion Global Impact
The Technion has produced three Nobel Prize winners:
Prof. Dan Shechtman won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of quasicrystals, an entirely new form of matter. Click here to read more about this discovery. Click here to watch a video on Prof. Shechtman and his Nobel Prize.
Profs. Avram Hershko and Aaron Ciechanover won the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their discovery of the Ubiquitin system, which has important implications for the treatment of some cancers. It was the Technion’s first Nobel Prize and Israel’s first in science. Click here to read more about this discovery. Click here to watch a video on how Ubiquitin works. Click here to watch Profs. Hershko and Ciechanover talk about their work.
More than 113,000 graduates who launch, lead and grow Israel’s major companies, including 59 of the 121 high-tech Israeli companies on Nasdaq. These companies originating from the Technion have a market value (as of November 2010) in excess of $28.2 billion. (Figures as of 2012. Source: Technion Nation)
Google, Apple, IBM, Intel, Motorola, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Hewlett-Packard … high-tech powerhouses have strategically set up operations on or near the Technion campus.
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