The exchange of ideas and research together with collaborative efforts are central to the development of breakthroughs in every scientific and technological endeavour. Recognising this, the Technion Society of Australia encourages and facilitates academic and scientific exchanges between Australian universities and the Technion.
Exchange programs encompass seminars, conferences and short visits through to longer sabbatical appointments of up to a year and long term collaborations.
Recent exchanges have included Technion staff at Sydney University, University of NSW, University of Newcastle, Victoria University, University of Adelaide and Australian National University.
We encourage academics and researchers from Australian universities to explore collaborative initiatives with the Technion.
The TSA has established an Academic Committee under the leadership of Professor Michael Wallach which facilitates exchanges and oversees the selection and awarding of academic and research scholarships. The Committee includes academics from a number of universities.
The TSA Frank Theeman Australia-Israel Scientific Exchange Scheme was established to promote scientific exchange between Australian scientists and scientists at the Technion. Each year the Technion recommends a priority list of Technion academics it would like to visit Australia as well as a list of Australian academics it would welcome visiting the Technion. The visits are of varying length and are aimed at establishing and expanding areas of common national scientific and technological interest.
This Scheme contributes a significant sum to each Israeli academic and makes a useful contribution towards the return airfare to Israel for every Australian academic supported by the Scheme.