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Higher Education

Higher Education
University-Industry Relations

University-Industry Relations

Review and critical evaluation of university-industry relations based on data and quantitative indicators. Development of insights regarding optimal policy and models to balance between technology commercialization and technology transfer, which is largely based on cooperation with industry to support industrial research. Recommendations for policy steps based on the insights resolved, addressing the point of view of the well-being of society and national economy.
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.
Universities

Universities' Influence on Student Decisions to Become Entrepreneurs: Theory and Evidence

This project presents and tests a theory of the process that students, in particular Technion students, undergo as they learn about startup entrepreneurship and, in some cases, decide to launch a startup after graduating. The theory is based on the “stage gate” model for product development.
Evaluation of the Technion Excellence Programs

Evaluation of the Technion Excellence Programs

The Technion Program for Excellence was launched in 1992 and is intended for undergraduate students in the Faculties of Science and Engineering who have been identified as having exceptional abilities.
The Technion

The Technion's green campus

The Technion Green Campus Project, which has been promoted by the Samuel Neaman Institute for more than a decade, is designed to impart and enhance values on the subject of the environment ​​and its preservation within the Technion community. The project aims to take steps that promote the green environment around the campus, focusing on action, and to raise the environmental awareness of students, faculty members, and staff on campus, with the understanding that such awareness will continue to exert its influence outside the campus, in the homes and future workplaces of the future engineers.
מחקר על הפוטנציאל למצוינות בלימודי מתמטיקה ופיזיקה במערכת החינוך החרדית

Excellence in Mathematics in the Ultra-Orthodox Community

This is an exploratory study, solicited by the Trump Foundation in Israel, aimed at the assessment of the potential for excellence in Math and Physics studies within the current Haredi Educational System. The study illuminates some of the recent transformations occurring in this regard, both within the Yeshivot of the Haredi men, as well among the Haredi women's education system, predominantly the Beit-Ya'akov schools. The report concludes by forecasting, cautiously, an imminent trend change towards a legitimate growing of excellence in mathematics among various sections in the Haredi society.
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.
Facilitating Collaboration in Stem Cell Research through Intellectual Property

Facilitating Collaboration in Stem Cell Research through Intellectual Property

The goal of the research is to create an infrastructure for designing a policy concerning research, development, and knowledge transfer in the field of stem cells. This policy was intended to encourage scientific innovativeness as well as help lever Israel's position as a leader in this field in the global arena.
Architectural Education in Israel as a Means of Advancing Sustainable Planning

Architectural Education in Israel as a Means of Advancing Sustainable Planning

Examining ways (content and methods) for an educated integration of the subjects of sustainability and quality of the environment in the architectural studio in schools of architecture in Israel.
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.
Evaluating the NOFAR Program

Evaluating the NOFAR Program

The NOFAR program was conceived as part of the implementation of the recommendations made by the "Monitor Report," and stresses the need to establish a fund to support the development of inventions in the fields of biotechnology and nanotechnology that have a commercial potential in universities, so as to increase the chances of successful transfer of the technology from the academy to industry. The program helps build a bridge between the basic research and the applied research at the stage at which industry has not yet recognized the idea as having a commercial potential.
Proceedings of The International Conference On Privatization In Higher Education

Proceedings of The International Conference On Privatization In Higher Education

The S. Neaman Institute is leading a movement for critical examination of the university of the future and higher education in Israel. In this context, in December 2004, the Institute sponsored an international scientific conference entitled "The Transition to a Mass Higher Education System - International Comparisons", in cooperation with the United States-Israel Educational Fund, which manages the Fulbright Program for student and faculty exchanges, and the ISEF Fund.
Mapping National Research Infrastructures

Mapping National Research Infrastructures

The purpose of the research is the mapping of the existing national research infrastructures and the definition of the needs of Israeli researchers with respect to the upgrade and establishment of new research infrastructures.
Proceedings of the International Conference on Privatization in Higher Education

Proceedings of the International Conference on Privatization in Higher Education

The purpose of the Conference was to learn from the experiences of other countries in the world (United States, Australia, Italy, the U.K., Germany and Sweden.) how to create a national policy that enables broad access to higher education, without endangering the level of excellence in research which has already been attained.
Effects Of Privatization On The Quality Of Higher Education

Effects Of Privatization On The Quality Of Higher Education

The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationship between privatization in higher education and the quality of universities. An interesting fact is that of the top 10 universities in the US, nine are private. Previous studies have claimed that there is a relationship between the privatization of universities and their quality, since countries with a high proportion of private resources have superior universities.
Evaluation of the MAGNETON Program

Evaluation of the MAGNETON Program

The evaluation of the Magneton program is a research initiated and funded by both the Samuel Neaman Institute and the MAGNET management. The research was performed during 2008-2009. The main research goal was to examine the outputs of the Magneton projects and their success while focusing on the characteristics of the projects, academic researchers and industry head of projects and to evaluate the factors impacting the projects' successes and failures in the past few years.
Funding Basic Science In The Universities

Funding Basic Science In The Universities

The study relates to various institutions and methods, which include: The Israel Science Foundation, the First program; the budgeting model at the Planning and Grants Committee, and various other sources.
Higher Education Tuition Fee Policy in Israel

Higher Education Tuition Fee Policy in Israel

Higher education policy in Israel did not consider tuition fees as a major factor when developing strategic planning for higher education institutions in Israel. This study analyses the main factors influencing tuition fees in Israel and suggests a new model for tuition fees that includes compensation schemes for students.
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.
Quality of Engineering/Scientific Research at The Technion and at Other Israeli Universities - A Global Comparison

Quality of Engineering/Scientific Research at The Technion and at Other Israeli Universities - A Global Comparison

The goal of this study, which was commissioned by the Technion and conducted at the S. Neaman Institute during 2005-2006, was to examine the level of engineering research at the Technion and at other Israeli universities in comparison to other countries, using objective tools. In addition, the study examined the methods which are being used for evaluating the impact that research has on the economy, industry, and society in Israel.
The Economics Of Higher Education (EHE)

The Economics Of Higher Education (EHE)

Over the past year, a broad research activity took place on the topic of "The Economics of Higher Education: Towards the redesign of the 'Israeli Model'" (in short, EHE), in collaboration with Forum Sapir. The higher education system in Israel is undergoing a profound crisis, which calls for a swift revision of the basic premises upon which it has functioned over the past half century.
Academia in a Changing Environment

Academia in a Changing Environment

The book "Academia in a Changing Environment - Israel's Higher Education Policy, 1952-2004", (in Hebrew) was published in 2005 with the support of the S. Neaman Institute. This is the first book of its kind in Israel that presents the history of the higher education system, and it has been critically well-received.
Science and Technology in Israeli Public Opinion

Science and Technology in Israeli Public Opinion

In early 2006, Prof. Ephraim Yaar of Tel Aviv University submitted the findings of a survey he conducted on "Science and Technology in Israeli Public Opinion", commissioned by the S. Neaman Institute. The survey examined different ways that the Israeli public relates to the place of science and technology in Israeli society.
An Innovative, Pluralistic, Multi-Valued Approach To Learning

An Innovative, Pluralistic, Multi-Valued Approach To Learning

In this project we developed, examined and evaluated processes of mathematical learning in the applied realistic context with regard to different learning styles. The progress in the first year of the project was in two directions, as described inside.
Universities of The Future, Research and Science in Israel

Universities of The Future, Research and Science in Israel

The S. Neaman Institute is leading a movement for critical examination of the university of the future and higher education in Israel. In this context, in December 2004, the Institute sponsored an international scientific conference entitled "The Transition to a Mass Higher Education System - International Comparisons", in cooperation with the United States-Israel Educational Fund, which manages the Fulbright Program for student and faculty exchanges, and the ISEF Fund.
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.
University Patent Commercialization

University Patent Commercialization

Managing the opportunity discovery and evaluation process to enhance expected value
Science, technology, economics (STE)

Science, technology, economics (STE)

STE is a core program of the S. Neaman Institute, aimed at developing national policy alternatives for key issues lying at the interface between Science, Technology and the Economy.
Examination of the level of Landfill Tax in Israel

Evaluating the Technion Excellence Program

In recent years, there has been a growing demand that scientists make science accessible to the general public, to allow both the existence and advancement of a society that supports and promotes knowledge, and for receiving support and legitimacy from the public to conduct scientific research.
Bibliometric Mapping and Evaluation of Leading Research Groups in Life Sciences

Bibliometric Mapping and Evaluation of Leading Research Groups in Life Sciences

This work deals with the mapping of the leading researchers in the seven academic institutions in Israel (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, Bar Ilan University, Haifa University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the Weizmann Institute and the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology) in the following areas of life sciences: genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, chemical genomics, and personalized medicine.
Israel

Israel's SETI system - a series of studied by UNESCO on science, engineering, technology and innovation policy

The study was commissioned by the Israel Academy of Sciences and will be published in UNESCO's series of studies on Science, Engineering, Technology, and Innovation (SETI) policies during 2015.
The Development of Research Universities in Israel

The Development of Research Universities in Israel

Research universities in Israel have developed following the developments in the world. Beyond that, they play a major role in Israel's economic, social, and cultural development. The work describes the major events and processes that took place over decades, during which several unique characteristics evolved, the distinguished academic status of the research universities was established, and the national significant contribution of the universities was formed.
סקר קשרי החוץ של ישראל במדע ומחקר ופיתוח ברמה הלאומית והמוסדית

A Survey of Israel’s Foreign Relations in Science, Research, and Development at the National and Institutional Level

In 2014, the Neaman Institute completed the first phase of the survey of Israel's foreign relations in R&D at the national and institutional level. As part of this stage, a comprehensive survey was conducted, and a computerized database was established.
Non-Stop Mathematics

Non-Stop Mathematics

Mathematics curricula in most countries, including Israel, do not reflect the ongoing work and the new results being accumulated in mathematics. Many graduates of the education system develop a misconception that mathematics is a closed and stagnant area, where all the answers are known and very little, if anything, is left to stimulate their curiosity and desire to invest in creating new results. In an attempt to deal with the problem, the project team developed a set of Mathematics News Snapshots (abb. MNSs) in the format of short PowerPoint presentations each focusing on a single breakthrough in the field of mathematics, taking into account the limited background of high school level students.
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.
R&D Outputs in Israel: Quality Characteristics of Distinct Inventions

R&D Outputs in Israel: Quality Characteristics of Distinct Inventions

The report is the third in a series of studies conducted by the Samuel Neaman Institute on Israeli patents. The first part of the study provides updated data on the scope and characteristics of inventive activity by Israeli applicants and inventors in various patent offices (ILPO, EPO, and the USPTO) and in the PCT track. The report presents trends in patent applications and granted patents according to sectoral attributions, examines Israel's international cooperation in the field of inventive activity, and analyzes trends in cross-border patent ownership. The characteristics of foreign applicants at the Israeli Patent Office (ILPO) are also analyzed.
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.
Higher Education Forum

Higher Education Forum

The Samuel Neaman Institute, in collaboration with "Bashaar - Academic Community for Israeli Society", organizes the higher education forum. The higher education forum was established following an international conference held in December 2004 at the Neaman Institute on the subject of "Transition to Mass Higher Education Systems." The goal of the forum is to hold discussions on issues that concern the higher education system in Israel and to hold an open dialogue between the universities, colleges, Israel Council for Higher Education, Planning and Budgeting Committee and other governmental and public organizations.
Indices for Science, Technology and Innovation in Israel and international comparison

Indices for Science, Technology and Innovation in Israel and international comparison

At the beginning of the 21st century, the Samuel Neaman Institute identified the need to establish an infrastructure for advancing a systematic and ongoing process of forming national policy on Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI). The objective of this program is to improve the understanding of the STI system of Israel and to answer the question of how processes associated with the development of science, technology, and innovation contribute to increased knowledge, increased productivity, improved economic performance, professional employment, sustainable development, and social welfare. Understanding of the process is based on the collection, analysis, and correct presentation of the various relevant indices and on the analysis of trends as they change over time and in comparison with other countries.
מיפוי המחקר והפיתוח החקלאי בישראל

Mapping Agriculture R&D in Israel

The Science and Innovation Department of the British Council (through the British Embassy in Israel) has partnered with the Samuel Neaman Institute (SNI) in a joint project, the objective of which is to identify the relevant subjects in the area of Agricultural Science that have high synergy and high potential for cooperation between the United Kingdom and Israeli scientists.
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.
מודלים לתקצוב סטודנטים בינלאומיים לתארים מתקדמים בטכניון

Models for Budgeting International Postgraduate Students at the Technion

SNI was asked by the Director General of the Technion, Prof. Matanyahu Englman, to conduct a study of the options for increasing the number of international postgraduate students studying at the Technion.
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.
קידום המו"פ והחדשנות בפריפריה בישראל

Promoting R&D and Innovation in the Israeli Periphery

The study, commissioned by the Israel National Council for Research and Development (MOLMOP) at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space, was aimed at providing decision makers with an updated account of the innovation and R&D activities in Israel’s peripheral areas.
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.
The Role of Israeli Research Universities in the National R&D

The Role of Israeli Research Universities in the National R&D

This study was commissioned by the National Council for R&D (NCRD). Its purpose was to examine the influence of Israeli research universities on the national R&D system and the reciprocal relationships between the two systems in creating new knowledge and advanced technologies.
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.
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