From the President
Welcome to the November issue of Technion Live. We recently launched the 2015-16 school year, with close to 14,000 students attending 17 faculties - including the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology, which until now operated as a department.
The Technion is also introducing several unique courses of study. The Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning is offering a new program with two separate degrees: a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture Science (BSc) and a Master’s degree in Architecture and Town Planning (M.Arch).The Rappaport Faculty of Medicine is offering a new scientific program towards a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Science for excellent students interested in acquiring in-depth knowledge in the life sciences and medicine. In addition, we have opened a new Master’s degree program in Automotive Systems Engineering - an interdisciplinary program with participation of the Faculties of Mechanical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Across the globe, Technion presence is making headway. On Roosevelt Island in New York City, construction of the Cornell Tech campus is underway - home to the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute. And on December 16, we are looking forward to laying the cornerstone of our campus in China, the Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology.
With the International Space University (ISU) events already warming up, this academic year promises to be one of wonder, discovery and innovation, from beneath the ground to the furthest reaches of space.
Prof. Peretz Lavie