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Human Capital

Human Capital

'Community and Career Center for Converters to Secularism' – Evaluation Study

This is an evaluation study, of the Formative Assessment nature, focusing on the program 'Community and Career Center for Former Haredim'. The program aims at creating a supportive community for lapsed Haredim, to diminish education and cultural gaps and to assist their integration within the secular society.
Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and Smart Robotics

Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and Smart Robotics

The aim of the project is to present an up-to-date and complete picture of the current activities in academia and industry in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Smart Robotics, and to examine the possibilities of advancing these fields, as is being done in many advanced countries.
חינוך מהנדסים במאה ה 21 - היבטים גלובליים ונגזרות למדינת ישראל

Education of engineers in the 21st century: Global aspects and implications to Israel

The Neaman Institute has initiated a national process to re-evaluate the education of engineers in the academic institutes in Israel with the objective to train a young generation of engineers with the abilities to promote innovation in the hi-tech and traditional industries as well as harness the frontier of science for these purposes.
Is there a Shortage of Academic Degree Holders in Science and Technology?

Is there a Shortage of Academic Degree Holders in Science and Technology?

This research extends a previous study by the authors on "The Role of Research Universities in the Israeli R&D System" by examining the possibility of a growing shortage in recipients of academic degrees in science and technology (S&T).
Innovation in the Service Sector

Innovation in the Service Sector

This initiative by the Samuel Neaman Institute with joint funding of SNI and the Chief Scientist at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, is designed to examine innovation in the service sector for the first time in Israel.
Technion’s Contribution to Israel and to the Development of Technology in the World, Through Its Graduates

Technion’s Contribution to Israel and to the Development of Technology in the World, Through Its Graduates

This project documents the contribution of Technion faculty and graduates, to Israel and to humanity. It includes a Web-based survey of Technion graduates, to which over 4,000 alumni/ae responded. The results of the survey were analyzed and processed; we extrapolated the data to represent the population of all Technion graduates since the Technion was founded.
תפוקות מו

Scholarly Output in Israel: International Comparison of Scientific Publications

Bibliometrics is a type of research method that uses quantitative analysis and statistics to describe patterns of publications within a given field of literature. Alongside the peer evaluation method, bibliometrics is being used to evaluate the textual output of research (academic papers, patents), by measuring its productivity, quality and priority.
Evaluating the "Rothschild Fellowship" Program

Evaluating the "Rothschild Fellowship" Program

The main goal of the research was to evaluate the impact of the program on the candidates' careers and to assess their chances of pursuing academic careers in leading universities and research institutions in Israel. The research population included 359 candidates who applied to the program between 1996 and 2005. Three groups are included in the analysis: candidates who received the fellowship (Rothschild fellows), candidates who their application was turned down by the evaluation committee and candidates who chose to decline the fellowship.
Evaluation of the Program Salary-Employment Advancement of New Immigrants

Evaluation of the Program Salary-Employment Advancement of New Immigrants

The current study was commissioned by the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption in cooperation with the Samuel Neaman Institute. The main goals of the research were: to identify the factors which affect the employment of immigrants at the conclusion of the period of assistance and in the course of time, examine the effect of running the program on the employment of new immigrants and formulate recommendations that could assist policy makers in improving the program.
Prime - Euro CV

Prime - Euro CV

The Euro CV project was part of the PRIME network of excellence that examined the use of new indicators for science, technology and innovation (ENID). The PRIME network operated within the EU's Framework Program for Research and Technological Development (FP6).
R&D Vision and Strategy- Leveraging R&D and Technology Adoption for Sustained and Balanced Economic Growth

R&D Vision and Strategy- Leveraging R&D and Technology Adoption for Sustained and Balanced Economic Growth

This effort is headed by Mr. Eli Hurvitz (chairman of Teva) and Mr. David Brodet, and aims to formulate a national strategy for placing Israel among the top 10 countries of the world in terms of economic achievements and social development. The R&D and Technology Adoption Team is one of six teams operating within the Vision & Strategy project. Its mission is to formulate a blueprint for a national Innovation and Technology Policy, (ITP), taking into account both the leading position of the Israeli high-tech industry and its scientific and technological research capabilities, as well as the more traditional industries.
Strategic Policies for Increasing Arab Women

Strategic Policies for Increasing Arab Women's Participation in the Labor Market

A significant problem facing the social and economic development of Arab society today is the low rate of Arab women's participation in the labor force. Only one fifth of Arab women participate in the labor force, compared to 60% among Jewish women in Israel. This low employment rate is reflected in the high poverty levels in Arab society where more than 50% of the Arab households live under the poverty line according to the 2008 statistics.
Women-Physicians

Women-Physicians' Inroads Into Male Specialties (Surgery)

The goal of this study is to present a precise picture of the changes which have occurred in the rate of female representation in surgery through a literature review examining the various factors which have brought about these changes, and by surveying female physicians who made these changes.
The Emergence of a Global Work Culture in Multinational Organizations

The Emergence of a Global Work Culture in Multinational Organizations

Multinational organizations (MNO) are a major actor in the global work environment. MNOs face the need to create a "common language" across cultural borders, and at the same time respect the local customs of their subsidiaries. Two indications for a common language are the acceptance of the MNO's global work culture, and the creation of a global identity.
Human Resources for Science and Technology in Israel

Human Resources for Science and Technology in Israel

The goal of this project, which is operating under the auspices of the S. Neaman Institute and the National Council for Civil Research & Development (MOLMOP) in cooperation with the Central Bureau of Statistics, is to present data on the science and technology human resources in Israel. This data will assist the MOLMOP members in shaping a policy concerning science and technology labor force training for the industry and academic sectors.
R&D Vision And Strategy

R&D Vision And Strategy

Leveraging R&D and Technology Adoption for Sustained and Balanced Economic Growth
Active Researchers Survey in the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute at the Technion (RBNI)

Active Researchers Survey in the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute at the Technion (RBNI)

The goal of the study was to examine the activity of the Nanotechnology Institute over time, and to estimate the results and the effects on the activity of the researchers at the Institute.
Investments In Higher Education And Scientific Research In Israel: An International Comparative Perspective

Investments In Higher Education And Scientific Research In Israel: An International Comparative Perspective

The research investigates the relationship between investments in higher education and scientific research, on the one hand, and the economic performance of developed countries on the other.
Women In Computing

Women In Computing

the project focused on how diversity is expressed in the national Informatics Olympiad. There are numerous international, as well as national, science Olympiads that serve as an opportunity for developing and demonstrating intellectual and scientific skills; as such, they attract highly talented and gifted students. Accordingly, a relevant question to be asked is: What does this fact reflect with respect to the expression of diversity in this context? In this study we aim at examining this question by focusing on how diversity is expressed in the Israeli national Informatics Olympiad.
Israeli immigrants in Berlin

Israelis in Berlin: Community in the Making

In recent years, an increased immigration movement to Europe has been discerned, mainly to two cities, London and Berlin. This study examines the motives of migration, lifestyles, and perceptions of Israelis who emigrated to Berlin, in light of the special relationship between Israel and Germany.
Human resources in Science and Technology - models for Technology Forecasting

Human resources in Science and Technology - models for Technology Forecasting

This work was commissioned by the subcommittee, Academia-Industry Relations of the National Council for Civilian R&D (Molmop). One of the goals of this committee is a re-examination of the suitability of the training provided by higher education institutions for the needs of the future economy.
A comparative outlook on the development of scientific and Technological research in Israel and in other Middle Eastern countries by quantitative indi

A comparative outlook on the development of scientific and Technological research in Israel and in other Middle Eastern countries by quantitative indi

Thomson Reuters published in 2011 a study of the many changes that have occurred in the last decade in research activities in the Muslim Middle East, as reflected in its database, ISI. The study reports impressive developments in terms of research policy, investments in research, and research outputs. These processes take place mainly in five countries: Turkey, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Following this study, We performed a comparative analysis of the development processes of scientific and technological research that have taken place in Israel and in these Middle East countries.
Evaluating Performances and Contributions Made by Immigrant Scientists Employed by the KAMEA Program of the Ministry of Absorption in the Academe in I

Evaluating Performances and Contributions Made by Immigrant Scientists Employed by the KAMEA Program of the Ministry of Absorption in the Academe in I

The purpose of the study was to evaluate the contributions and achievements of the immigrant scientists participating in the Kamea program. The program was designed to ensure job security to outstanding senior scientists until they reach retirement age, by appointing them to research positions in research institutes.
Integrating the Ultra-Orthodox Population in the Israeli Economy

Integrating the Ultra-Orthodox Population in the Israeli Economy

The Ultra-orthodox (U-O) Integration Project was inaugurated at the Samuel Neaman Institute in 2010, following the recommendations of the ”Israel 2028” Project. The goals of the UOI Project were to investigate the subject and provide recommendations as to how to enhance the participation of the U-O population in the labor market in Israel. During the last 5 years, the project team has produced a multitude of analyses on various aspects of the subject matter and has published numerous reports, which in turn had significant impact on the national policy in this area.
The Higher Education System in Israel: Issues, Characteristics and Unique Aspects

The Higher Education System in Israel: Issues, Characteristics and Unique Aspects

The goal of this project is to examine various aspects that concern excellence evaluations of universities in Israel. Approaches and issues concerning excellence evaluation are universal subjects that are dealt with by many countries. Correct evaluations contribute to the promotion of excellence, while inadequate evaluations may evoke negative processes and even significant damage.
Information centers of MAGNET Consortia

Information centers of MAGNET Consortia

A computerized information center, one of the largest in Israel, operates at the Samuel Neaman Institute. The center was established to fulfill the needs of knowledge management and to supply information science services to consortia that operate within the MAGNET program, and is part of the MAGNET program of the Ministry of Economy.
יחסים אקדמיים בין ישראל לארהב

Israel-Us Academic Relations

Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC) is a national network of students, faculty members, and professionals in the US, whose goal is to strengthen the pro-Israel movement on campuses across the US. The research department of the ICC addressed SNI and requested a review of the development of academic relations between Israel and the United States over the past decade.
Immigration and Career Choice of Scientific Staff Members

Immigration and Career Choice of Scientific Staff Members

The study, which is conducted as part of an evaluation that explores a possibility to establish a Technion branch at the Negev, examines the return of faculty members to Israel and their absorption into scientific research institutions. The purpose of the study is to understand the researches' location choices, preferring specific research institutions over other alternatives abroad, or vice versa.
בעלי תארים אקדמיים ומערך המו"פ בישראל

Holders of Academic Degrees and the Israeli National R&D System

This study is an extension of a previous study conducted at the SNI on the subject of The Role of the Israeli Research Universities in the National R&D System.
חינוך כימי לאן  - מוסד שמואל נאמן

Where is Chemistry Education Heading?

More than a decade ago, working groups at the Neaman Institute explored the future of the chemical industry in Israel. One of the four working groups focused on the question of education in chemistry. Under the leadership of Prof. Judy Dori, this group investigated the state of chemistry teaching in Israel and the future of chemistry education in Israel by interviewing and administering questionnaires to chemists, chemical engineers, academics, and teachers.
Massive Open Online Courses: Disruptive Innovation for Universities? The Present State and Future Outlook

Massive Open Online Courses: Disruptive Innovation for Universities? The Present State and Future Outlook

The aim of this study is to examine and clarify aspects concerning Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), to present the current state, and to assess their future impact on the universities.
הכשרת כ"א ופיתוח הון אנושי בתחום הגנת הסייבר בישראל

Training of Personnel and Development of Human Capital in the Field of the Cyber Defense of Israel

The study was commissioned by the National Cyber Headquarters at the Prime Minister's Office and funded jointly by the Cyber Headquarters and SNI.
עירוניות וצבא – היילכו השניים יחדיו

It Takes Two to Tango? Spatial and Social Implications of Joint Civil-Military Development

The study examined the impact of the IDF bases' relocation to the Negev on strengthening the urban regions in the Be'er Sheva metropolitan area. It was hypothesized that the relocation of military installations would become a major mechanism for strengthening the towns located in the Be'er Sheva metropolitan area, strengthening the Negev's urban sector and thus increasing social integration. The study examined this hypothesis, both qualitatively and quantitatively, based on a broad spectrum of collected data.
תשתיות למידה בתחום הננוטכנולוגיה - EduNano TEMPUS

Learning Infrastructures in the Field of Nanotechnology – EduNano TEMPUS

The EduNano project is part of TEMPUS, an EU program that supports the modernization of higher education in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Western Balkans, North Africa, and the Middle East. SNI participates in the project together with the nano centers of the Israeli universities and Elbit Systems. In addition, the Technical University of Sofia in Bulgaria, the Polytechnic Institute of Turin in Italy, and the Grenoble Institute of Technology in France participate in the project.
Unique aspects in the Technion development

Unique aspects in the Technion development

This study provides a wide view on the progression of the Technion, since its establishment until nowadays. Over the years the institute faced heavy national challenges in the domains of defense, economy and society. At the same time, efforts to raise academic standards and excellence have been continuous extended. All these activities affected the progression and the uniqueness of the institutional culture. As a result, academic excellence has been achieved, together with major contributions to the defense, economy and society in Israel.
רמזור לצפון

A traffic light for a math teacher

Collaborative development of mathematics teaching plans for the highest level (5 units) as a means for nurturing mathematics teachers' community of practice in the northern region in Israel
הון אנושי