The Azrieli Foundation donates $53 million ILS to further engineering education in Jerusalem

A new donation of 13 million ILS will go towards the Azrieli Center for Excellence in Engineering Education

January 16, 2023 – The Azrieli Foundation is pleased to announce a 13 million ILS investment to create the Azrieli Center for Excellence in Engineering Education (Azrieli E3).

This donation furthers the Foundation’s support of the Azrieli College of Engineering Jerusalem, to which it has contributed 40 million ILS – bringing the total support to 53 million ILS.

The new Azrieli E3 Center will develop and promote innovative methods of engineering education, while nurturing engineers over the course of their careers. The Center will offer a full continuum of education via its three divisions: Youth Outreach, Innovation in Teaching and Learning, and Life-long Learning.

The Youth Outreach division, for those in middle- and high-school, is designed to give students exposure to engineering as a career and prepare them to work in the most advanced fields in the industry.

The Innovation in Teaching and Learning division will provide advanced teaching methodologies to post-secondary students and supply them with the skills they need to compete in today’s fast-paced technological environment.

The Life-Long Learning division will train industry professionals who want to update their knowledge or retrain to work in more contemporary fields.

The Center, which aims to incorporate people from all corners of Jerusalem society, will be equipped with a multi-disciplinary lab. This state-of-the-art, collaborative lab is designed to promote entrepreneurial activities for students, faculty, research and industry professionals from all three divisions.

“The Azrieli College of Engineering inJerusalem serves as a source of innovation and excellence in the field of engineering education,” says Danna Azrieli, Co-chair of the Azrieli Foundation Israel. “For more than 10 years we have generously contributed to the College to position it as a central hub for educating engineers, and strengthen employment in the fields of engineering and high-tech.”

Rosa Azhari, president of the College says she is delighted about the Azrieli Foundation’s support, which will “allow the College to realize its vision of integrating people from all parts of Jerusalem into the fields of high-tech in the city.”

This initiative is a continuation of the Azrieli Foundation’s generous promotion of academic excellence.

“Our aim is to strengthen the building blocks for growth of the high-tech and innovation sectors in Jerusalem,” says Dr. Naomi Azrieli, OC, Chair and CEO of the Azrieli Foundation. “Education is the thread that runs through everything we do, and we strive to empower learners through excellent, accessible higher education.”

About the Azrieli College of Engineering Jerusalem

The College was established in 1999 to train professional engineers and bring high-quality engineering education to Jerusalem.

About the Azrieli Foundation

With a firm belief that everyone has a contribution to make, the Azrieli Foundation has been opening doors, breaking ground, and nurturing networks for more than 30 years. The Foundation funds institutions and operates programs in Canada and Israel.