“Vision is perhaps our greatest strength… it has kept us alive to the power and continuity of thought through the centuries, it makes us peer into the future and lends shape to the unknown.” – Li Ka-shing
The Guangdong Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT) was officially inaugurated in December 2017 in Shantou, China. GTIIT is an historic partnership between the Li Ka Shing Foundation, the Guangdong Provincial Government, the Shantou Municipal Government and the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. It will train an elite cadre of scientists and engineers, and will also promote cooperation between Shantou University and Technion.
(L-R): Mayor of Shantou Zheng Jiange, Technion President Peretz Lavie, Director of the Li Ka Shing Foundation Richard Li, GTIIT Vice Chancellor Nobel Laureate Aaron Ciechanover, Consul General of Israel in Guangzhou Nadav Cohen, Vice-Governor of Guangdong Province Huang Ningsheng, Former Governor of Guangdong Province Zhu Xiaodan, Honorary Chairman of the Shantou University Council Li Ka-Shing, Secretary of the CPC Shantou Chen Liangxian, GTIIT Chancellor Li Jiange, Chair of Planning Committee Yaffa Zilbershats, STU President Jiang Hong
The new campus covers 100,000 square meters and includes 13 buildings, 29 classrooms, 14 teaching laboratories and 55 research laboratories. Six buildings serve as dormitories for students and faculty. GTIIT is expected to train approximately 3,000 students in its first decade, including 300 postgraduates. In the current academic year, there are already 216 students studying at GTIIT.
“China offers Technion a broad platform to realize its academic excellence. We in turn must learn from Technion and Israel as to what innovative thinking is.” said GTIIT Chancellor Li Jiange at the festive ceremony.