Technion-Azrieli Sarona Campus – Tel Aviv

The Azrieli Foundation to Donate 21 Million NIS for the Technion’s New Campus in Tel Aviv’s Sarona Complex

 

  • The Technion campus in Tel Aviv will be named the “Technion-Azrieli Sarona Campus – Tel Aviv;”

  • The Technion’s Division of Continuing Education and External Studies has been operating in the Tel Aviv area since 1958. Last July, the Division moved into its new offices at the newly restored Sarona campus.

  • David Azrieli: “Our cooperation with the Technion, over many decades, underscores the importance of supporting higher education and all levels of education in Israel. The opening of the Technion Sarona Campus in Tel Aviv will facilitate growth and strengthen education in entrepreneurship and innovation, and highlight our commitment to the advancement of the next generation, who will impact the future of the State of Israel.”

The Azrieli Foundation is announcing today a contribution of 21 million NIS for the development and expansion of the Technion’s Division of Continuing Education and External Studies at the Sarona campus in Tel Aviv.  The Division will be renamed “The Azrieli Continuing Education and External Studies Division. The gift will also go towards designing a new Technion MBA program focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship, to be named, “The Azrieli MBA Program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.”

Technion’s Division of Continuing Education has been operating in the Tel Aviv area since 1958. Last July, the Division moved into its new offices to the newly-restored Sarona complex, a project of the Tel Aviv municipality to preserve and renovate the German Templar settlement in Tel Aviv, which was founded in 1871 and abandoned in 1945. The Technion satellite campus in Sarona includes three buildings in a 1,800 sq. meter area, with a total of 16 modern classrooms. Some 500 students in engineering and exact sciences began their studies in the Technion Sarona campus last autumn.

Over the years the Azrieli Foundation has contributed generously to the Technion, particularly the institute’s Faculty of Architecture & Town Planning. The Azrieli Foundation has been instrumental in providing support for research, and to programs for the advancement of outstanding students and young researchers. David Azrieli, who received an Honorary Doctorate from the Technion and is a member of its Board of Governors, has served in a series of leadership roles in the Canadian Technion Society, including Honorary President.

  • David Azrieli: “Our cooperation with the Technion, over many decades, underscores the importance of supporting higher education and all levels of education in Israel. The opening of the Technion Sarona Campus in Tel Aviv will facilitate growth and strengthen education in entrepreneurship and innovation, and highlight our commitment to the advancement of the next generation, who will impact the future of the State of Israel.”

Technion President, Professor Peretz Lavie, emphasized that the Technion’s Azrieli Division of Continuing Education and External Studies in Tel Aviv enables academics and engineers from the center of Israel and Tel Aviv region to benefit from Technion graduate studies, close to their homes. “In September 1942 David Azrieli came to Israel and in September 1943 he was accepted to the Technion,” related Professor Lavie. “Since then he has had a close connection with the Technion. The contributions David Azrieli has made to the State of Israel in general, and to the Technion in particular, are enormous. Thousands of engineers and architects are work and contribute in this country today thanks to his support and vision. It is hard to imagine Israel’s modern economy without David Azrieli’s enormous efforts and vast activities.”

The Azrieli Foundation was established with a goal to support educational initiatives; in the past decade it has developed and operated programs promoting excellence in education, both in higher educational institutions for academics and students, and in primary schools across the country, aimed at promoting youth education and prevention of school dropouts in junior high school.

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