National Infrastructures Minister Uzi Landau_311.
(photo credit: Courtesy National Infrastructures Ministry)
National Infrastructure Minister Dr. Uzi Landau will award 38 scholarships worth
NIS 2.6 million to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in the
field of energy, the ministry announced on Thursday.
Students to receive
the scholarships will include undergraduates studying electrical engineering
with a specialization in strong current or high voltage, from the Holon
Institute of Technology, Afeka College of Engineering, College of Ariel in
Samaria, Sami Shamoon College of Engineering, Tel Aviv University and Ben-Gurion
University, according to the ministry.
Graduate students to receive funds
include those studying natural gas and oil engineering at the Technion- Israel
Institute of Technology; those studying energy engineering at Ben-Gurion
University, Afeka College of Engineering and the Technion; and those completing
theses in energy policy and energy economics at Tel Aviv University and the
University of Haifa.
“The major challenges of the State of Israel are in
the energy field,” said Landau, in a statement released by his office.
“Electricity, natural gas and renewable energy are just the tip of the iceberg.
A central and important part of our future lies in learning and research, which
the Jewish mind is known to be good at.”
The minister stressed the
importance of providing sufficient government incentives, so that students have
the resources to tackle these challenges.
“As we all act to realize this
potential, we can promote the self-sufficiency of Israel and independence from
others,” Landau said.