Why GTIIT?



·Genes of Century-old Prestigious Schools


GTIIT is the first Chinese-foreign institute with independent legal person qualification to introduce excellent higher education resources from Israel in China. Collaborated by the Technion and STU, GTIIT is devoted to develop engineers and technological talents with innovation, global insight, and humanistic quality, with an aim to become a world-recognized high-level research-based institute in education, scientific research, and innovation. 


The Technion is a world-leading institute of higher education with three Nobel laureates and remains top 50 in global research-based university rankings. Since it was established in 1912, the Technion has been committed to the development of new technology and universally acknowledged as one of the world-top start-up ecosystems and an incubator for future successful entrepreneurs.


STU has been sticking to an international and elaborate way of schooling, which has won close attention and great recognition from the educational circles at home and abroad. STU has been in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for two years. From 2016-2017, it ranks No. 22 among the universities from Chinese Mainland on the list. 


· Essence of the Institute-- Innovation


"Knowledge Triangle": GTIIT introduces the excellent academic tradition and discipline advantages from the Technion. Introduction of the "Knowledge Triangle" school-running strategy fully exploit the synergy advantages produced by education, research, and innovation, which makes GTIIT out of the ordinary. 


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Start-up Credit Courses: To encourage innovation and entrepreneurship, all students are required to take a start-up credit course to understand the skills and process of innovation and entrepreneurship. Through these courses, students will learn not only how to start up a company but also how to present their ideas to an existing company for a new product or technology.


Visitors & Innovation Center: It is specially designed for students' brain storm and innovation activities. 


Reinforcement of Technical Transformation: GTIIT will establish an effective mechanism based on the Technion’s rich experience and encourage researchers to commercialize their discoveries and inventions and apply for related intelligent property patents. In this way, new products and technology can be catalyzed and incubated. Joint efforts will be made on this issue by the municipal government, China-Israel Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone, and STU. 


· Education Feature -- International


English-only Education: English is the instruction language for major courses in GTIIT. Strict training in English will be provided for students in junior grades to equip them with the same English level required in English-speaking universities and help them lay a solid foundation for further English study. 


International First-rate Faculty: GTIIT’s faculty are recruited globally, including 60% dispatched from the Technion, who are required to play significant roles in education, research and innovation and exploit the synergy advantages of them. The faculty is supposed to act not only as active researchers in discovering new knowledge and creative methods but also as students’ role model in innovation and invention. 


International Exchanges

GTIIT offers students opportunities to take part in international programs during their undergraduate study. These programs include but no limited to summer courses in Israel and one-semester exchange program to Israel. To further enhance students' global perspective, the local campus of GTIIT also aspires to be an inclusive, vigorous and dynamic community that allows learners from different backgrounds to share a passion for learning and thinking.


·Education Philosophy— Student-oriented 


In accord with the education philosophy of GTIIT, students are required to adjust themselves to the development of their major disciplines and acquire self -development capacity if necessary. Therefore, communicative methodology featuring interaction and exchange will be adopted in GTIIT and such a guided and research-based approach will enable the students to play main roles in the learning process.


GTIIT focuses on the cultivation of students' life-long learning capacity and leadership skills so that students will be equipped with ability to keep thinking and get improved in their field as well as to develop new products/technology or establishing their own companies.


·Promising Prospect in Career Development


GTIIT's preliminary strategic focus is on the following three aspects that are closely related to society and economy: environment protection and resources, food security, and human health. Nowadays, the whole world, including China, is facing challenges like treatment of environmental pollution, development of renewable energy resources, and advanced biotechnology for food security, which leads to a demand for a great number of talents. The first graduates from GTIIT are supposed to take the responsibility of tackling these challenges.


Benefiting from GTIIT's high-quality teaching resources and learning environment, our graduates will have competitive strength no matter their choice after graduation is to begin a career, to take a postgraduate degree or to go abroad for further study.


·Uniform First-tier Recruitment & Strict Assessment Standards


GTIIT now is starting to recruit domestic and international students and the approach of General Assessment will be adopted for the selection of Guangdong applicants. Taking the Technion's higher education quality assurance system for reference, GTIIT will set strict assessment standards on both admission and graduation.


All undergraduates in GTIIT are required to lay a solid foundation in science and discipline theories so as to have a more profound understanding of new technology, put it into application, and solve new problems innovatively. Therefore, all students in junior grades ought to enhance the foundation of science & mathematics and spend a large amount of time in labs on experimental design, application, and verification. 


All students who meet requirements and successfully graduate from GTIIT will be awarded a Guangdong Technion- Israel Institute of Technology graduation certificate, a Guangdong Technion- Israel Institute of Technology degree certificate and a Technion- Israel Institute of Technology degree certificate.






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