Technion: first worldwide in digital education

November 29, 2017 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Israel’s Technion is the world’s leading academic institution in preparing students to take top positions in the digital revolution. 

Professor Aaron Ciechanover, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 2004 and Vice Chancellor, Technion Guangdong with students

In a recent survey published in Times Higher Education, representatives of global leading companies were questioned on required skills to succeed in today’s labor market. The survey compiled a list of top academic institutions for providing the best digital skills, ranking Haifa-based Technion first. The University College of London (UCL) ranked second; and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) ranked third. The only US academic institute in the top ten was Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in sixth place.

“This is a badge of honor for Technion,” says Technion President Prof. Peretz Lavie. “In recent years, Technion has placed considerable emphasis on training its students to meet the changing needs of the digital revolution. As a result, Technion’s interdisciplinary research is expanding and advancing by leaps and bounds, in a process integrating life sciences and engineering. In addition, advanced learning technologies are being implemented, including the introduction of MOOCS courses – massive online open courses in various languages –  and the development of the flipped classroom approach. This approach emphasizes self-study by students using state-of-the-art technology, including augmented reality. In addition, the strengthening of Technion’s global standing, reflected by the Technion branches in New York and China and by strategic partnerships worldwide, helps us attend to the changing needs of global industries.”

Technion Australia President Dr Ruth Ratner added, “Australian students can now take advantage of Technion’s leadership in the digital revolution by undertaking the new Technion Gap Year Programme and get credit towards an Undergraduate degree at Technion, including those taught in English at the International School.   The range of graduate and post-graduate courses is unsurpassed.  They can even gain a Technion degree at the new campus in Guangdong, China.  The opportunities at Technion are endless.”


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