|Last Updated:||January 1, 2011|
|Subordinate To:||Council for Higher Education|
|Size:||542 faculty members and 13,000 students |
Founded in 1924, the Israel Institute of Technology is Israel's premier research institute and among the top technological universities in the world. It houses eighteen faculties including aerospace, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering. 
The aerospace engineering department at Technion is the only one in Israel, and as a result trains most of Israel's aerospace engineers. The establishment of the faculty of aerospace engineering at Technion in the 1950s came as a direct response to the need for competent engineers to drive Israel's nascent aerospace industry. Over the decades, the department and Israeli aerospace firms built and continue to maintain a symbiotic relationship, where the curriculum and research at Technion is tailored to respond to industry demands. 
 "Office of the President: Welcome," Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, June 28, 2010, www.technion.ac.il.
 "Academics," Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, March 16, 2010, www.technion.ac.il.
 J. Singer, "History of the Faculty," The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, December 2006, ae-www.technion.ac.il.