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Technion Israel Institute of Technology is the Viterbi School's Newest International Partner

May 19, 2009 —

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering has broadened its international net of academic collaboration to include Technion Israel Institute of Technology.

Viterbi School Dean Yannis C. Yortsos and Technion Senior VP Paul Feigin signed a memorandum of understanding at a meeting in Haifa in early May.

The MOU provides for exchanges of academic staff for research and teaching, and of students. The Viterbi School has similar agreements with other major institutions around the world – most recently, with the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City.

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Viterbi School Dean Yannis C. Yortsos (left) and Technion Senior VP Paul Feigin sign MOU in Haifa
"Technion is a distinguished addition to our international family of partner schools, and we are looking forward to enriching our global collaboration with this new step," said Yortsos.

“In operation since 1924, the Technion is the oldest university in Israel,” says the Institute’s website. “In the new millennium, Technion’s role at the forefront of the global network of science and technology has never been more vital.”

Viterbi School research partners currently include 15 other institutions in Asia, Latin America and Europe, including (in addition to UNAM), Tsinghua, Peking University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and Tongji University in China and a number of other distinguished schools across the globe.

Viterbi School student exchange partners include in addition the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong, China, Nanyang Technological University Singapore, the National University in Singapore, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, Tsinghua University, and Peking University in China. All these programs allow student and faculty exchange, as well as the development of formal collaborative programs in education and research.