|Prof. Yitzhak Apeloig
The Technionís preparations for the new academic year began several months ago when intensive efforts were made to attract and recruit first-rate student candidates from throughout Israel to our various faculties and programs. This included a novel electronic option whereby new applicants can check on-line as to whether they would be eligible for scholarships and dormitories. Initiatives are also underway to ensure that following acceptance and upon the start of studies, our studentsí learning experience will be positive and rewarding.
As a result of these new marketing efforts, the Technion is the only research university in Israel which will benefit from an increase in student enrollment for the coming academic year.
We also look forward to welcoming a new generation of outstanding young scientists and scholars to the ranks of our faculty. Many of these bright new talents had attractive alternative offers from other universities and/or the private sector, either in Israel or abroad. It took significant effort, including substantial resources, to attract these brilliant minds to the Technion. We are particularly pleased that a growing number of new faculty members are women, and that the number of women faculty members at the Technion is relatively high compared to other similar science and technology research institutions.
Notwithstanding the real challenges posed by government cutbacks at home, and economic difficulties around the globe that impact on our development activities, our campus continues to grow and flourish thanks to the generosity and commitment of our wonderful friends throughout the world.
The Technion is dedicated to providing our faculty with the most up-to-date facilities to encourage their cutting-edge research as well as to offering our students an attractive learning and living environment.