As of this fall, the Jerusalem College of Technology will have a new president,
Prof. Chaim Sukenik.
He is replacing Prof. Noah Dana-Picard, a renowned
mathematician who served a four-year term.
Sukenik, whose appointment was
just announced by JCT’s board of government, was the dean of the exact sciences
faculty at Bar-Ilan University and the director of Bar-Ilan’s Minerva Center for
Nanoscale Particles and Films as Tailored Biomaterial Interfaces.
Israel’s leading college of engineering for modern-Orthodox men and women that
combines academic studies with Jewish learning. It was founded four decades ago
by the late Prof. Zev Lev.
There are separate institutes for haredi men
and women (Machon Lustig and Machon Naveh), and Machon Tal has a women’s nursing
college as well as facilities for degrees in engineering.
Lev has an program for high school graduates who agree to enlist in the IDF for
six years after completing a four-year engineering degree. It also has a
bachelor’s degree program for older students and master’s degree
Dana-Picard will become president emeritus, return to teaching
and hold a chair in mathematics and Halacha.