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The conference is organized by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
All activities will take place in the Grand Water Research Institute marked on the map as GWRI (Water) Bldg. #820. Follow the Yaakov Dori Road (#766) on the Technion Map.

A panoramic view of the Technion

Technion is the oldest academic institution of Israel established in 1912 and celebrating its centennial year. Technion opened its doors in 1924 in the building that became an historical landmark currently the Israel National Museum of Science, Technology and Space, Daniel and Matilde Recanati Center). It is located on the Mount of Carmel and overlooks the Haifa Bay and the Galilee to the North. Technion was founded in 1912 in Haifa, Israel, and opened its doors in 1924. It moved to its present location on Mount Carmel in 1953.
Old Technion building, currently the Israel National Museum of Science, Technology and Space.
Old Technion building
On Campus
Technion City 1,325,000 square meters
Built-up Area 464,317square meters
Buildings 90
Student Dormitory Beds 4,178
Faculties 18
Student Statistics
2011 Student Population
Undergraduate Studies: 9,564
Master’s Degrees: 2,351
Doctoral Degrees: 934
TOTAL (2010): 12,849
Degrees Awarded (from 1927-2011 inclusive) 93,002
Faculty Members 622
Clinicians and Adjuncts 870

From the Lab to the Marketplace

Technion graduates comprise the majority of Israeli-educated scientists and engineers, constituting over 70% of the country’s founders and managers of high-tech industries.
Due to the ingenuity of Technion alumni, Israel is now home to the greatest concentration of high-tech start up companies anywhere outside of the
Silicon Valley.
80% of Israeli NASDAQ companies are led by Technion graduates.
High-tech industry now accounts for more than 54% of Israel’s industrial exports, and over 26% of the country’s exports.
135 out of every 10,000 workers in Israel are scientists and engineers, compared to the USA, in second place with 85 out of every 10,000 workers.
Nine out of every 1,000 workers are engaged in R&D, nearly double the rate of the USA and Japan.
74% of managers in Israel’s electronic industries hold Technion degrees.

Exceptional Academic Achievements

Professors Avram Hershko and Aaron Ciechanover of the Faculty of Medicine received the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their discovery of the crucial role of ubiquitin in the process of protein breakdown in cells.
Professors Uri Sivan, Erez Braun and Yoav Eichen have used DNA strands to assemble a conductive wire 1,000 times thinner than a human hair.
Professor Dan Shechtman of the Materials Engineering Faculty received the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of Quasiperiodic Crystals – a new class of materials.

The Technion is one of a handful of universities worldwide with a student program to design, build, and launch their own satellites. The Gurwin TechSat II microsatellite was successfully in orbit July 1998 – April 2010.
The Lempel/Ziv Algorithm, developed by Professor Abraham Lempel from Computer Science and Professor Jacob Ziv from Electrical Engineering, has become an international standard for data compression, and an IEEE Milestone.
Professor Karl Skorecki discovered genetic proof that all Jews belonging to the Cohen lineage are descendants of the biblical high priest Aaron HaCohen.

Professor Emeritus Dan Zaslavsky developed an alternative low-cost method for electricity production and water desalination based on cooling hot desert air in a 1,000-meter high, 500-meter diameter tower.
Professors Moussa Youdim and John Finberg from the Faculty of Medicine, together with Teva Pharmaceuticals, have developed rasagaline, — a new anti-Parkinson’s disease drug (Azilect®).
Professor Moti Segev’s world-acclaimed research casts powerful new insights on solitons in photonic lattices that are transforming the applications of light waves in high-tech industries.
Prof. Yonina Eldar shows how low-rate data conversion schemes in signal processing break the fundamental Nyquist-Shannon barrier. Applications include communications, digital devices, cell phones, digital storage, and medical imaging.
Quantum computing and cryptology promise to make computing much faster and 100 percent secure. The revolution in the field was generated by Prof. Asher Peres, one of the fathers of quantum teleportation.

Visa Requirements

The visa requirements for entering Israel are listed here in both Hebrew and English

How to arrive to Haifa

Some practical information can be found here.

The City of Haifa and activities

The City of Haifa and its vicinity has a broad spectrum of artistic, cultural and historical points of interest, see the Wikipedia page of the City of Haifa.

More information on Haifa can be found here.
More Information on Haifa can be found also here.

Touring Israel