Planned as a “research university” from the outset, in parallel with preparing and teaching degree programs and under the guidance of Vice-Chancellor and Nobel Laureate, Professor Aaron Ciechanover, Guangdong Technion  will be a home for research focused on key issues of the 21st century; specifically:

  • Cleaning and protecting the environment
  • Sustainable production of energy
  • Improving human health

Research will be fostered according to the following principles:

  1. Academic freedom of faculty to conduct research and publish their results;
  2. Recruiting senior faculty over the next five years who will lead the research endeavors in the above focus areas;
  3. providing start-up packages to support all academic faculty research during their initial years at Guangdong Technion by equipping their laboratories and enabling them to support graduate students and post-doctoral fellows;
  4. allowing the supervision of doctoral students formally registered in the Technion’s Graduate School.

In the spirit of Technion’s innovative research tradition, research will be conducted either in independent laboratories led by Guangdong Technion  faculty, multi-disciplinary teams or at institutes affiliated with Technion’s existing research centers such as:

The Stephen & Nancy Grand Water Research Institute

The Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute

The Lorry I. Lokey Interdisciplinary Center for Life Sciences and Engineering

Grand Technion Energy Program

Research Students – until receipt of Chinese MOE approval for awarding Guangdong Technion  post-graduate research degrees, we will enroll graduate students (mostly PhD students) at Technion’s Graduate School in Haifa, Israel and permit them to be supervised by Guangdong  Technion  faculty who hold Technion academic appointments.