Published On: Mon, Dec 19th, 2016

China approves The Guangdong Technion – the first Israeli university in China

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Ministry of Education of China approves the formal establishment of the Guangdong Technion, the first Israeli university in China. Guangdong Technion, situated near the Shantou University campus, will be a high quality, innovative and research-oriented university. In the future, an innovation center will be built near it, and will serve as a foothold for Israeli companies to crack key markets in the U.S. and China.

The Ministry confirmed that the establishment of GTIIT – Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology – is consistent with the strategic goal of the Chinese Government: the establishment of world-class research universities; as well as with the regional strategy of innovation-based development.

The new university is headed by GTIIT Chancellor Mr. Li Jiange and Vice Chancellor Research Professor Aaron Ciechanover from the Technion. “The Government’s approval of the establishment of GTIIT has brought us much joy and confidence, ” said Chancellor Mr. Li Jiange. “As an ancient Chinese saying goes, ‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.’  Now we have achieved the fir

Approval for GTIIT was given exactly one year after the cornerstone laying ceremony for the new campus: a ceremony which was attended by about 5, 000 guests, including the late ninth President of Israel, Shimon Peres. At that event, Peres said that “the establishment of a Technion campus in China is one more proof that Israeli innovation is breaking down geographic borders.” The establishment of Guangdong Technion is a dramatic and unprecedented event in Israel-China relations.

The new university is headed by GTIIT Chancellor Mr. Li Jiange and Vice Chancellor Research Professor Aaron Ciechanover from the Technion. “The Government’s approval of the establishment of GTIIT has brought us much joy and confidence, ” said Chancellor Mr. Li Jiange. “As an ancient Chinese saying goes, ‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.’  Now we have achieved the fir

Technion President Prof. Peretz Lavie said “This partnership, which combines the spirit of Israeli innovation with the power of China, will benefit all parties. The outcomes of this historic project will affect the whole of humanity.”

“I’m glad we did it, ” said the Mayor of Shantou, Liu Xiaotao. “I would like to thank Technion President Prof. Peretz Lavie and professors from the Technion for their efforts and dedication. On behalf of the 5.5 million residents of Shantou, I would like to thank you for this important project.”

 

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