The third international Haifa TeenTech competition

The third international Haifa TeenTech competition
Photo taken by Zvi Roger

July. A closing and award giving ceremony of the third international Haifa TeenTech competition, took place at Tikotin Museum. Attending were teenagers who took part in the program, parents and representatives of the Technion, Haifa University and local high-tech companies.

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Representatives from more than 30 universities in China

May. Representatives from more than 30 universities in China participated in an academic fair held at the University of Haifa. The purpose of the fair was to expose Israeli students to the world of Chinese academia. Among other things, the fair offered a variety of student exchange programs, scholarships, Chinese language courses, and educational opportunities.

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Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center is a Laboratory of Gender Equality Development

Often enough, the most wondrous things are hiding in plain sight. Such is the case with the Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center (MCTC), facing a busy street just off a main avenue; one may pass it dozens of times without stopping to ponder what the nature of this welcoming building is.

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World Jewish Congress

January. World Jewish Congress launched the 2019 the #WeRemember campaign, the world’s largest Holocaust remembrance event. Participants were asked to create a We Remember Sign, take a photo of themselves with it and upload it to social media, using the hashtag #WeRemember.

In 2018, the #WeRemember campaign reached 650 million people in 155 countries. 


A new challenge nurtures young innovators who aspire to put ideas into practice.

Haifa Teen Tech is a hackathon competition aimed to expose young technological entrepreneurs, aged 15-18, to the advantages of the state of Israel and the city of Haifa as an international scientific and technological center. Founder and Director of Haifa Teen Tech, Liora Kalish: "The first competition took place on December 2017, was very successful, and the response was overwhelming. I have to say that it even exceeded what we—the team that worked on it for two years—have expected.

"The success led to the Mayor—backed by the other partners, such as the Technion and Haifa University, Intel, IBM, Philips, etc.—deciding to make this an annual tradition. This year, the event will celebrate 70 years to the State of Israel; therefore, there will be seventy participants—half from around the world, half from Israel—as opposed to sixty in the previous time.

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