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Uri Kirsch

Uri Kirsch
Senior Research Fellow
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kirsch@technion.ac.il
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.