The Technion announced this week that it will award an honorary doctorate to
Indian-born conductor of classical music Zubin Mehta in recognition of “his
unique and historic contribution to the music world in general and in Israel in
particular, and his prolonged devotion to Israel and its citizens.”
will receive the doctorate during the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s gala
concert, led by 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate Prof. Dan Shechtman,
which will take place on Thursday. All proceeds from ticket sales will be
dedicated to the welfare of the students at the Technion.