Technion’s international program enters its fifth year
Graduation ceremony held for graduates in Civil and Environmental Engineering
The fourth class of Technion’s international BSc program in Civil and Environmental Engineering graduated on August 4, 2016. The ceremony was attended by Technion President Prof. Peretz Lavie, Director of Technion International Prof. Anat Rafaeli, and Technion Vice President for Strategic Projects Prof. Paul Feigin.
The 15 members of the Class of 2016 are nationals of Nepal, Turkey, the USA, Venezuela, Canada, China, Israel, Spain, and Germany. Two of them, Mona Kolgasi and Timothy Nesher, said that “despite the fact that we came from all over the world and from different cultures, we became a family. This is one of the most significant moments of our lives. From now on we are engineers, and as engineers we must always think about how to improve the world and leave our mark on it.”
Prof. Rafaeli introduced the international studies program and said: “I am pleased to announce that additional Technion faculties, including the faculties of Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering, and Medicine, have undertaken to grant international degrees.”
President Lavie thanked the parents of the graduates for their faith in the Technion, wished the graduates success in their future endeavors, and noted: “Following your success and that of your predecessors, the Technion has decided on global expansion as a strategic objective. In the years to come, we will develop additional international curricula – at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, and the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering, in addition to advanced studies at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering. I hope some of you will continue to advanced studies, and when you’re finished you return to the Technion.”