Rauner applauds research agreement between U of I and Israel’s Technion University
Gov. Bruce Rauner is three for three in his efforts to develop alliances between Illinois and other countries, according to a press release.
The latest agreement is between the University of Illinois (U of I) System and Israeli technology university Technion, which Rauner forged while visiting Israel.
“By joining forces with this prestigious innovation school, U of I has landed a formidable partner for the Illinois Innovation Network and the Discovery Partners Institute,” Rauner said.
Technion is a globally recognized technology university, as well as the oldest university in Israel. It has 60 research centers, and students and faculty from Technion and U of I will cooperate on joint research projects under the new agreement.
“Technion University has been instrumental in Israel’s rise as a leader in high-tech innovation and is renowned for research in critical fields such as biotechnology, stem cell science, nanotechnology and energy,” U of I System President Tim Killeen said, according to the release. “This MOU pairs two giants of discovery, fostering collaborations with world-class researchers in Illinois and Israel to solve global challenges and drive progress and economic growth.”