First Israeli-Chinese University Partnership Starts Recruiting
China’s very first Sino-Israeli university, Technion Guangdong Institute of Technology (TGIT) in Shantou is due to welcome its first wave of students this summer. The university was established by Shantou University, the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and the Shantou Government in 2015 and obtained the MoE’s approval in 2016. TGIT will specialize in science and technology, with a particular focus on bioscience. The majority of the first intake of 250 engineering undergraduates come from Guangdong province and will undertake all lessons and research in English.
The project was initiated by the Li Kaishing Foundation, a long-term supporter of Shantou University, which donated USD130 million to TGIT in 2013. The Guangdong government has invested USD15m and is aiming to invest a total of USD70m. It is estimated that 2,600 students will be enrolled in phase I. LI Jiange, the President of the China International Capital Corporation (CICC) has been appointed as the first Chancellor of TGIT.