The Technion, Israel’s first university, is celebrating its 100th year of existence. It has since become a world leader in science and innovation

An article singing the Technion’s praises has just been published in the French newspaper Le Monde of all places. As the headline suggests, the article illustrates how the Technion is the secret of Israel’s high-tech success:

“Facts speak for themselves: 75% of Israeli engineers come out of Technion’s faculties, research centers and labs, as do 70% of start-up founders. Technion also spawned two winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, world-reknown discoveries such as rasgiline, a drug that treats Parkinson’s disease, new eco-friendly electricity production and water desalinization technology, recognized know-how in microsatellites building, and more.”

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The Technion has quite an extensive collection of videos about its program, research and technological breakthroughs on its YouTube channel. How do you turn 100 years of history into 3 minutes and 18 seconds? Have a look for yourself.