Educational Technology

April 18, 2013

The Technion: Israel’s Hard Drive

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:37 am


“This university consumes you, and you don’t get a break if you have a job, or even if you start your own company.” He adds with a grin: “You still have to pass advanced integral algebra.” But if the Technion refuses to coddle its charges — about 9,000 undergraduates and 3,800 graduate students — Intel, I.B.M., Microsoft and Yahoo and the like make up for it. All have set up offices along a direct bus route from student housing, recruit heavily from the student body and offer working hours that take those advanced integral algebra exams into account. Much as Silicon Valley popped up around Stanford, and Route 128 came to symbolize high technology because of its proximity to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, so the Technion has transformed the sleepy northern city of Haifa into a buzzy high-tech center.

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