Technion: First Israeli university to open campus in China

The Technion opened its first campus outside of Israel earlier this week and became the first Israeli university to inaugurate a campus in China. The school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in several different fields of engineering and science.
GTIIT welcomes new students Photo Credit: YouTube Screenshot/Technion Marketing

The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology opened a campus in China earlier this week, becoming the first Israeli university to open its academic doors in the Far East country. In 2013, the top Israeli university signed a partnership agreement with China’s Shantou University, which laid the foundation for the Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT).

The Technion’s China campus is the first that the Haifa-based school has opened outside of Israel. The campus offers programs for undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of engineering and science. The first programs that GTIIT will offer are in the fields of chemical engineering, material engineering and biotechnology and food engineering.

Watch: The Technion inaugurates first Israeli university in China

Technion President Prof. Peretz Lavie delivered a speech at the inauguration ceremony. “Together with the creation of this new academic facility…we welcome a new era of cooperative research between Israel and China in science, engineering and the life sciences,” he said.

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