The Yanai Prize

10 Faculty Members and One Technion Faculty to Receive the Yanai Prize for Excellence in Academic Education

The Award Ceremony will take place at the Technion on Tuesday, February 17 at 18:00.

The Yanai Prize for Academic Excellence will be awarded this week to ten outstanding Technion faculty members. This will be the fourth year in a row that this prestigious prize will be given for significant contribution to the advancement of higher learning. The Yanai Prize for Academic Excellence is awarded:

“In appreciation of faculty members, who set an example through their endless contributions to teaching and learning and for their efforts to improve student involvement and sense of belonging to the Technion.”

The winners of this year’s Yanai Prize for Academic Excellence are:

The prize for Outstanding Faculty will be given to the Faculty of Physics.

Moshe Yanai, a global pioneer in the field of information storage, in making his contribution, sought to give back to the Technion in gratitude for the life skills that he gained during his studies at the institute 40 years ago. Since he recalls the years of study at the university with hardship and periods of difficulty, he decided together with Technion President, Prof. Peretz Lavie, to contribute 12 million dollars to award lecturers who have demonstrated teaching excellence, a gift that also greatly benefits Technion students. The prize, which awards 100 thousand Shekels to each recipient, will be given over a period of ten years.