Holon Institute of Technology

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Holon Institute of Technology
Holon Institute of Technology logo.jpg
Motto Quality and Excellence
Established 1969
Chairman Moshe Bar-Lev
President Prof. Eduard Yakubov
General Manager Dov Peleg
Students 3600
Location Holon, Israel
32°0′51.56″N 34°46′25.75″E / 32.0143222°N 34.7738194°E / 32.0143222; 34.7738194Coordinates: 32°0′51.56″N 34°46′25.75″E / 32.0143222°N 34.7738194°E / 32.0143222; 34.7738194
Former names Center for Technological Education Holon (CTEH)
Holon Academic Institute of Technology (HAIT)
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Website

hit.ac.il/en

Holon Institute of Technology, bldg. 7 from S.JPG

Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) (Hebrew: מכון טכנולוגי חולון‎), is an academic institution of higher learning in Holon, Israel. It focuses on teaching Science, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Instructional Technologies, Design and Technology Management. HIT also deals with both theoretical and applied research and holds strong ties with the Israeli industry.[1]

HIT was the first college in Israel which was accredited to grant the B.Sc. degree (colleges in Israel used to grant only the B.Tech. degree). As other colleges receive accreditation, HIT became the first to be accredited to give the M.Sc. degree.

Vision & Mission[edit]

HIT's vision, as it is stated in its strategic plan[2] is: "To be a leading, creative and groundbreaking technological institute, aspiring to quality and excellence in all the spheres of its activity."

HIT's mission is to shape the future of the technological leadership in the State of Israel by endorsing the values of sustainability and social responsibility and by:

  • Creating the synergy of engineering, science, art and culture.
  • Being attentive to the needs, wishes and aspirations of the institute's staff, students, society and community.
  • Functioning as an institute acting as a long-term home for the students by building warm relationships and offering continued guidance of its graduates.
  • Maximizing the full potential of all the Institute's partners and providing the students adequate tools for building their futures.

History[edit]

The Holon Institute of Technology was founded in 1969 by Abraham Margalith with the support of the mayor of Holon, Pinchas Eylon. In the belief that technical vocational training was not sufficient to prepare engineers to work in Israel's developing industry, Margalith envisaged HIT as an academic center for technological education combining academic study and practical experience in industry.[3]

It opened with 100 students as the Center for Technological Education Holon (CTEH). Until 2000, it was affiliated with Tel Aviv University. In 2000, it became an independent institution called the Holon Academic Institute of Technology (HAIT) and was recognized by the Council for Higher Education in Israel as an institute of higher education.[4] In 2006, it became the Holon Institute of Technology (HIT).

The HIT single campus in the center of Holon stretches over about 50 dunams (5.0 ha; 12 acres) and includes eight buildings, two of which were constructed in the last few years. The combined area of the first six buildings is over 15,000 square metres (160,000 sq ft).

Academic programs[edit]

The institute is one of two in Israel which offer career training and research in engineering and technology; the other is the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa.

About 3,600 students study in HIT, in the following program:[1][4]

  • Instructional Systems Technologies: B.A.

Research[edit]

HIT strives to promote excellence in research through its Research Authority that is entrusted with the task of promoting and managing the basic and applied research at the Institute.

The HIT Research Authority singles out various research projects in Israel and abroad and raises funding and support for the research conducted by the Institute staff – usually in close cooperation with leading universities and research institutions in Israel and abroad.

In addition, the Institute takes on promising young scientists and integrates them into multi-disciplinary research teams with experienced researchers, students and industrialists. These groups work diligently on practical research in ground-breaking technologies and good results soon follow. HIT boasts an impressive record of winning prestigious research grants in the fields of science and technology.[5]

Relationships[edit]

HIT receives research grants from both local and international sources and conducts ongoing studies with numerous other institutions, including the Weizmann Institute of Science, the Technion, Tel Aviv University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. HIT also maintains cooperation agreements with international universities and institutions, including the Russian Academy of Science in Moscow, the Institute of Technology and Physics in St. Petersburg, the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico and the University of Southern California.

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