New Academic Year Opens at Technion

Technion Academic Year Opens: More than 2,000 new students start their studies at Technion. More than 16,500 students will be at Technion in the 2019/20 academic year 

Some 2,060 new students began their studies at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology this morning. During the 2019/20 academic year, some 16,520 students will study at Technion – approximately 12,250 undergraduates and some 4,270 graduate students (master’s and doctorate). Additionally, 294 international graduate students will study at the Technion this year.*

This year, 172 students will study at the Technion International School. Technion International initially held courses in civil and environmental engineering, this year the school has added courses in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and biotechnology and food engineering. Of the students who completed their bachelor’s degrees at Technion International last year – 22 out of 42 will continue on to pursue a master’s degree at Technion. The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion- Cornell Institute in New York will have 144 students enrolled and 727 students will study at the Guangdong-Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT) in China.

In his remarks to the new students, Technion President Prof. Uri Sivan said: “Nearly a century has passed since studies began at Technion with a class of 17 students, 16 males, and one female. Since that humble beginning and with constant adherence to the vision of its founders, the Technion has provided over eighty thousand engineers, researchers, and doctors, whose tremendous contributions to the state and society can be found everywhere. Technion fosters co-existence within Israeli society, and the education our students receive enables them to improve society and the quality of life worldwide for present and future generations.”

The Technion is actively continuing on-campus development – with the building of new classrooms, additional dorms, sports facilities and other infrastructure for student welfare. At the same time, Technion is expanding its international research collaborations with more than 200 universities around the world. The Technion continues to lead in the annual survey on teaching quality by the National Student Association, placing it at the top of Israeli research universities.

This year, for the first time in Israel, the Technion will introduce a compulsory course on construction safety. The “Introduction to Management and Safety in Construction” course will be taught by Dr. Avi Griffel, one of the leading experts in the field of work safety.

* Data as per the date of this publication.