The Technion reality - students and Hi-tech
Israel is sometimes called the ``START-UP NATION'' and the start-up focus
is the Technion. Seventy percent of Israel's high-tech workforce are Technion
Speaking personally, this includes my daughter, 2 sons-in-law and
very soon a grandson, not to
speak of at least half my graduate students. (The other daughter teaches computer science in a collge.)
Companies founded by Technion graduates include Mellanox,
72 of the 300 non-US NASDAQ companies were founded
or are led by Technion Graduates/Faculty.
Our students like to get part time jobs at the local research
centers of Google, Intel, Microsoft etc which interferes with concentration on studies, and attendance at lectures.
The Technion has started partnerships with Cornell (based in New York)
and Guandong (based in China) to teach high-tech enterpreneurship.