China, Israel Start Construction of Innovation-Oriented College

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Guangdong Technion-Israel Institute of TechnologyConstruction began Wednesday on the Guangdong Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT) in Shantou City, being developed by Shantou University and Israel’s Technion.

The facility will eventually enroll more than 5,000 students. Some teaching staff will come from Technion-Israel.

“The GTIIT will be home to the wise and the innovators,” said Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong’s richest man, who donated $130 million to found the institute.

Technion Nobel Prize winner Aaron Ciechanover will be vice chancellor of the new facility.

China has eight joint universities with foreign counterparts.

{Matzav.com Israel}

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