Technion Priority Projects
The Technion Integrated Cancer Center
The Technion Integrated Cancer Center (TICC) combines scientists from the university’s strong basic science and engineering departments with its researchers from its Faculty of Medicine and clinicians from the Rambam Health Care Campus. This multidisciplinary approach will help move scientific discoveries into medical applications. Nearly 600,000 people in the U.S. die of cancer yearly, and the Technion’s unique approach has led to life-saving cancer drugs and inroads into cancer diagnosis, drug delivery and other breakthroughs.
Quantum Science and Engineering
Once the stuff of science fiction, quantum physics is now enabling scientists to harness the smallest particles in the universe. We can’t see quantum particles with the naked eye, and most of us cannot begin to understand quantum principles, which defy common-sense notions of causality, locality and realism. But we do know that quantum is set to revolutionize our world. Technion scientists are using quantum engineering to develop more secure communications, implantable biomedical devices, energy-saving solutions, and defense technology such as ultra-sensitive night vision and sensors to detect hazardous materials.
The Technion is aware that the challenges of being a student in Israel are not just academic. The Student Fund is designated to assist students who need a helping hand in times of trouble, to recognize excellence and to improve the overall experience of being a Technion student.
The Student Fund supports a large variety of projects such as emergency financial assistance via the Technion Students Association; economic, emotional and academic assistance via the Beatrice Weston Unit for Advancement of Students; tutors and study materials for students called to military reserve duty; individual instruction in academic English; awards to students on the “President’s List;” awards to outstanding teaching assistants; scholarships in the “Lapidim” program; merit scholarships; financial support for graduate students on maternity leave; dormitory maintenance work; sports activities; the Shabbat Dinner Program; sponsorship of the “March of the Living” student delegations to Poland; the Summer Research Program for Undergraduate Students; and the Cultural Experience Project.
The Technion must provide competitive research conditions to recruit – and retain – the most talented faculty members. That means the custom-outfitted labs, sophisticated equipment and technical support that make the Technion an inviting place to build a serious academic career. All of that was in place for Professor Steven Frankel — including a new high-performance supercomputer — when he chose the Technion over other top universities. A rising retirement rate of veteran faculty members only adds a sense of urgency to the efforts to attract promising young candidates.
There are major giving opportunities for new buildings, for naming opportunities as well as other giving opportunities.
Hershel Recht, Associate Director for Fundraising and Development, is looking forward to sharing with you the broad array of opportunities for engagement, at all levels, so that you can support a project that inspires you. You can contact him at 1-800-935-8864 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technion is contributing to Israel and the global good in unprecedented ways, and it depends on people like you to ensure its continued advancement as a world-class institution of higher education.