Technion International (TI) Celebrates its 2016 Graduating Class

Congratulations to our graduating class of 2016!

Graduation ceremony for undergraduates in Civil and Environmental Engineering

On August 4, the graduation ceremony was held for the 15 graduates of the International Program in Civil Engineering, held for the fourth year at the Technion. The ceremony was attended by Technion President Prof. Peretz Lavie, head of the Technion International School Prof. Anat Rafaeli and Technion Vice President for Strategic Projects Prof. Paul Feigin.

The members of the fourth graduating class came to the Technion from Nepal, Turkey, the USA, Venezuela, Canada, China, Israel, Spain and Germany. Two of them, Mona Kolgasi and Timothy Nesher, said that “despite the fact that we came from all over the world and from different cultures, we became a family. This is one of the most significant moments of our lives. From now on we are engineers, and as engineers we must always think about how to improve the world and leave our mark on it.”

Prof. Rafaeli introduced the international studies program and said: “I am pleased to announce that additional Technion faculties, including the faculties of Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering and Medicine, have undertaken to grant international degrees.” The Technion President thanked the parents of the graduates for their faith in the Technion, wished the graduates success in their future endeavors and noted that “Following your success and that of your predecessors, the Technion has decided on global expansion as a strategic objective. In the years to come, we will develop additional international curricula – at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering, in addition to advanced studies at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering. I hope some of you will continue to advanced studies, and when you finished you return to the International Technion.