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:
- Academic freedom of faculty to conduct research and publish their results;
- Recruiting senior faculty over the next five years who will lead the research endeavors in the above focus areas;
- 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;
- 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:
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.