Technion Leads Israeli Academia

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Technion in 85th place on the Shanghai Ranking – the highest position for an Israeli institution

The Technion–Israel Institute of Technology is ranked 85th on the list of the world’s top academic institutions, as determined by the world’s leading index for higher education. The 2019 edition of the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) was published on Thursday, August 15. The Technion was also ranked 25th in space engineering and 39th in the field of automation and control, and was in the top 100 in computer science & engineering and chemistry. The Technion has consistently appeared in the Shanghai Ranking’s top 100 since 2012, and was ranked 77th in 2018.

“The Technion’s presence as one of the world’s top 100 universities for 8 consecutive years is a significant and important achievement,” said Technion President Prof. Peretz Lavie. “This is international recognition of the Technion’s excellence. However, it is important to keep in mind that a university’s exact position in the Ranking often changes because of one more or one less scientific publication.

“I am finishing a decade as president of the Technion, where the institution has significantly strengthened its global status and saw prosperous development on the Haifa campus. These achievements are reflected in the recruitment of hundreds of new faculty members, the development of the campus, the establishment of Technion branches in New York and China, and strategic collaborations with leading universities around the world. I am sure these achievements will continue in the future and strengthen the status of the Technion at the forefront of global research.”

The Shanghai Ranking, published since 2003, grades academic institutions worldwide according to objective criteria, including the number of Nobel Prizes and prestigious awards, the number of scholarly articles published in the leading journals Nature and Science, and other factors relative to the size of the university. The in-depth study covers 1,200 universities, from which the top 500 are selected.

The list of the world’s top 500 universities is once again led by – Harvard, Stanford, Cambridge, MIT and Berkeley. For the full ranking click here.

For the rankings of academic institutions in Israel click here.

TEDx Technion

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TEDx events are independently organized programs that bring the spirit of TED’s mission of ideas worth spreading to local communities around the globe. TEDx events include live speakers and recorded TED talks.

The TEDx Technion event took place in Haifa on June 13th, 2019. It was a pioneering event featuring an exciting line-up of speakers, designed to stimulate deep discussion and connection, and to serve as a platform for future endeavors sharing the same goal.

View the videos below to learn more about a variety of thought provoking topics!


X-ray applications are everywhere, in medicine, in security, in science and more. Can we do for x-ray what we did for computers and miniaturize x-ray devices to the size of a smartphone? Naama Cohen, MSc student at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, explains.


Hasan Abo-Shally, founder of “Hasoub” – a grassroots NGO fostering tech-entrepreneurship as an economic lever for the local Arab society, and current student in the Technion’s Startup-MBA program – reflects on pursuing a meaningful journey, finding belonging and forgoing the default path in order to create opportunity, build communities and lead social-change from within.


How do entrepreneurial team formation and other early decisions on the entrepreneurial journey influence new venture performance? Moran Lazar, a doctoral fellow at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, answers this and other key questions related to start-up success.


How are race cars inspiring a paradigm shift in pulmonary therapy? Josué Sznitman (BSc, MIT 2002; Dr. Sc., ETH Zurich 2008) is a Swiss, French and Israeli national. He joined the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in 2010 and is currently a tenured Associate Professor of biomedical engineering.  Learn how his science lab is using aerodynamics to explore drug delivery to the lungs.


Rellie Derfler-Rozin, Assistant Professor of Management & Organization at Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, explains what research can teach hiring managers about choosing the right candidate, improving employee well-being and driving organizational success.


How do our own emotions and the emotions of those around us impact our work, our relationships and our responses? Arik Cheshin, a social scientist and Assistant Professor in the Human Services Department of the University of Haifa, offers some fascinating insights about the power of our emotions.


Brand builder Ido Greenberg applies his personal experience to explain how our quirks and perceived weaknesses can actually be our strengths, and help to build a unique and successful brand identity.


How do you build a winning team? Bill Grady is an award-winning creative leader and inventor responsible for the product design of IBM Cloud. He recently apprenticed under the head of design at IBM, participating in a transformation of how the company’s teams understand and solve complex problems. He explains how building teams around experiences can optimize performance outcomes.


With a PhD in musicology and an M.Ed in Music Education, Raz Yitzhaki is an innovative lecturer in the business sector inspiring managers about leadership, innovation, and teamwork through Jazz.  Learn what jazz can teach us about building teams, unleashing creativity, and understanding the rhythms of life.

World Entrepreneurs’ Day

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August 21st is World Entrepreneurs’ Day – a chance to celebrate entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership around the world. Entrepreneurs change the world around us with their innovative ways of thinking – working hard to fix even just a little part of the world’s problems with their perseverance and passion.

Long recognized for their entrepreneurial mindset and drive, Technion alumni and researchers are achieving remarkable success in their fields. This month we would like to take a moment to highlight some of their extraordinary achievements.


How has Israel become a nation with more IPOs per capita than any other country? Israel’s leading research institutes and universities are investing in the technology, innovation and human capital that can provide a model for start-ups and entrepreneurs around the world.





Novocure, founded by Technion alumnus and entrepreneur Yoram Palti, uses electricity to fight brain cancer. The company has recently seen it’s worth jump up almost 10 percent, putting it at nearly 4.7 billion dollars!






Mazor Robotics made waves across the technology world this year. The company, which was founded by Technion alumnus Moshe Shoham was acquired by Medtronic for 1.7 billion dollars. The two companies together hope to hasten the productivity and commercialization of medical robots in the healthcare system.





Applied Immune Technologies was founded by Technion’s Professor Yoram Reiter and focuses on therapeutic molecules for cancer, viral and autoimmune diseases. No wonder they caught the eye of US bio-tech company Adicet.





Algae is a hot commodity these days, used in food as a plant-based protein and now, thanks to technology introduced by medical start-up Sealantis, functioning as a medical adhesive. Sealantis was founded by Technion professor Havazelet Bianco-Peled and recently acquired by Advanced Medical Solutions Group.





Technion scientists merge their expertise in engineering and life sciences to create cutting edge technologies and medical devices. From Professor Hossam Haick’s use of nanotechnology, to cancer treatment innovations developed by biotechnology and food engineering Professor, Ester Segal, the possibilities truly are endless when it comes to these genius entrepreneurs.




With the unlimited potential of scientific expertise, curiosity and creativity, Technion is constantly delivering new innovations to the world. Entrepreneurs drive the future and with the right support these Technion men and women can make anything happen!