Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Technion Centenary!

From Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 26 Mar 2012:

One hundred years after the Technion’s cornerstone was laid, the now world-famous science and technology institute celebrates its achievements

...Technion alumni played a leading role in creating Israel’s industrial infrastructure and pioneering its technology-based enterprises – which now constitute the highest concentration of high-tech startups outside Silicon Valley. Google, Yahoo!, Intel and IBM all set up R&D facilities in Haifa to woo Technion-trained scientists.

...When it opened, the Technion/Technikum offered just two tracks: civil engineering and architecture. Today, about 12,800 students can choose from 55 undergraduate areas of study and 80 graduate programs clustered into 18 academic departments. It also has 52 research centers. The institute’s 90 buildings sprawl across the picturesque Carmel mountains.
...The Taub Science and Technology Center at the Technion boasts the Western world's largest computer science faculty...
Follow the link to the full article.

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