Appalling attempt to boycott Israeli uni
by: Philip Chester
From: The Australian
April 16, 2013 12:00AM
Article originally appeared in The Australian (paywall)
THE Technion in Haifa, Israel’s oldest university, plays a key role in the country’s hi-tech, industrial and scientific industries and has a worldwide reputation for excellence. Three of Israel’s 10 Nobel laureates are faculty members, the university has been at the forefront of embryonic stem cell research, and its list of impressive achievements includes an anti-Parkinson’s disease drug, which has been adopted world-wide.
No wonder Jordan’s former king Hussein declared that the “Technion has been a beacon of learning in our region”.
About 20 per cent of the university’s students are Arabs, which is proportionate Continue reading