SMART MOBILITY INITIATIVE
We at the Smart Mobility Initiative lead the governmental efforts to promote the smart mobility revolution in various aspects of academia and industry, and are proud to say Israel is today one of the leading smart mobility hubs in the world.
COUNCIL FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, PLANNING & BUDGETING COMMITTEE
The Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education announced that the Technion and Bar-Ilan University (joint proposal) won the bid to establish the National Center for the Promotion of Smart Transportation Research which followed Government Resolution 2316 regarding establishing a national program for smart transportation.
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TECHNION – ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Founded in 1912, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is Israel’s first university and its largest center of applied research. Technion is ranked among the leading technological universities worldwide.
A major source of the innovation and brainpower that drives the Israeli economy, Technion is the engine behind Israel’s renown as the iconic “Startup Nation.” Technion people, ideas, and inventions have made, and continue to make tremendous scientific contributions in fields such as medicine, sustainable energy, computer science, water conservation, and nanotechnology. It is one of a handful of technological institutes worldwide with a medical school, facilitating the rapid development of advanced therapies and devices, from the laboratory to the patient’s bedside.
Technion’s success is attributed to its unwavering commitment to excellence in education and research. The University is proud of its four Nobel laureates – Aaron Ciechanover, Avram Hershko, Dan Shechtman, and Arieh Warshel. Technion currently ties with MIT in 8th place for the number of Nobel prizewinners this century.
Technion offers degrees in all fields of science and engineering, architecture and town planning, medicine, industrial management, education, and environmental studies. It houses 18 faculties, 60 research centers and institutes, and 10 interdisciplinary research frameworks. There are 14,500 students (10,000 undergraduate and 4,500 graduate) and 550 faculty members. Since 1929, 110,000 degrees have been conferred. Technion City’s 300-acre campus sits atop Mount Carmel and encompasses 108 main buildings, with additional campuses located in Haifa and Tel Aviv.
Since Albert Einstein founded the first Technion Society in Germany in 1923, Technion’s worldwide network of friends has expanded worldwide to encompass 21 countries.
Technion International, home to the university’s global academic community, offers dedicated degree programs in English to international students. The university has academic agreements with more than 200 universities and research authorities around the globe.
In 2011, Technion and Cornell University partnered to establish an applied science and engineering institution in New York City: The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion Cornell Institute (JTCI). In 2013, Technion joined with Shantou University to establish the Guangdong Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (GTIT) in China.
The Technion Research and Development Foundation (TRDF) manages university research programs and performs testing and research services for industry and government. T3, the technology transfer arm of TRDF, takes the university’s game-breaking scientific ideas and matches them with investors and entrepreneurs, licensing intellectual property and supporting the establishment of startup companies.
For further reading about the establishment of the Israeli Smart Transportation Research Center click HERE.
Bar-Ilan University (BIU), founded in 1955, is one of Israel’s leading institutions of higher education, uniquely combining cutting-edge scientific research with education steeped in Jewish values and social responsibility. From 70 students to close to 19,000, its milestone achievements in the sciences and humanities and all fields of human endeavor have made an indelible imprint on the landscape of the State of Israel. The university has 8 faculties: Jewish Studies, Medicine, Engineering, Law, Life Science, Exact Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities. These faculties are active partners in Israel’s national science and technology initiatives.
Seeking “Impact beyond Excellence”, BIU is in a vibrant transformational period of creating challenge-driven research centers which embrace practical research designed to change and improve the human experience; adopting innovative instructional methods; intensifying global outreach; and broadening its discourse and dialogue throughout the Jewish world and Israel.
A microcosm of Israeli society, BIU’s diverse student body includes both secular and religious; Jews and non-Jews; as well as new immigrants and international visitors. Included within the BIU family, as well, are a multi-faceted academic faculty and administrative staff. Their confluence represents a mosaic of the State of Israel, providing a unique atmosphere for open exchange of ideas and embracement of the “other.” Diversity is key on the BIU campus, and tolerance and civility our operating code.
At Bar-Ilan our students learn to assume social responsibility and address challenges facing Israel and the Jewish world. They are provided with an opportunity to learn about Jewish heritage, both formally, though our unique core program of basic Jewish studies which enables students to take academic level courses in Bible, Talmud, Jewish philosophy and Jewish history, and informally, through enriching Jewish experiences available on campus. The Ludwig and Erica Jesselson Institute for Advanced Torah Studies affords BIU students with the opportunity to combine intense, high-level Torah scholarship with their diverse academic training.
Serving as a bridge between Israel’s diverse sectors, Bar-Ilan University, with its multicultural campus environment, provides a singular forum for free thought and open discussion. It is the ability to fuse a reverence for Jewish legacy and heritage with the rigors of academic study which makes Bar-Ilan University like no other.