“Israel can win the battle for survival only by developing expert knowledge in technology.”
Prof. Albert Einstein, President of the first Technion Society.
After some years of intense pioneering activities, with Prof. Albert Einstein’s deep involvement, the Technion opened its doors in 1924, becoming Israel’s first modern university. The first undergraduate class consisted of 16 students in two areas of instruction; Civil Engineering and Architecture.
Dr. Albert Einstein founded the first Technion Society upon his return to Germany after his visit to the historical Technion campus.
Entering into the next millennium, we see a growing amount of Technion Societies. To date, there are 17 participating countries. Thousands of Technion society members worldwide support the institute’s development by generously funding scholarships, faculty chairs, and projects including new buildings, dormitories, laboratories and Interdisciplinary Research Centres of Excellence.
The Technion Society of the Netherlands (TSN) was founded in Rotterdam in 2008 to support the Technion through the promotion of education, science and technology (and entrepreneurship) in the Netherlands.