Technion President Uri Sivan Message Covid-19 Update

Technion President Uri Sivan Message Covid-19 Update


Dear Technion family at this moment
Covid-19 is threatening our families communities and well-being worldwide its
rapid spread affects our normal lives and jeopardizes our inherent need for
certainty and security in these difficult times our hearts and thoughts
are with those who lost their dear ones those infected by the virus and their
families and those confined to their premises for all of us the atmosphere is
unsettling but my own experience tells me that if handled correctly by focusing
first on saving lives and on containing the danger such crisis may eventually
turn into a source of strength and insight At Technion we are currently
focusing on the containment phase taking all necessary steps to keep the Technion
family safe following instructions by the Israel Ministry of Health we will
open the spring semester on March 18th with all classes taught online
residents in self-isolation in our student dorms have been moved to one
wing for effective monitoring and are provided with food and other supplies by
our student association we are also maintaining close communication with all
the Technion community recognizing the strength and resilience that emerges
when you work together for the safety of each other
At Technion we believe that community is immunity together we will emerge
stronger from this crisis Covid-19 is a global challenge which ultimately asks
for global scientific and technological solutions at Technion we have already
started to direct the brainpower of our faculty to address these challenges
in the long term one effect of Covid-19 on Technion will be an intensification
of research in multidisciplinary fields which address the threat of epidemics
and pandemics This includes medical research, pharmaceuticals, big data, artificial intelligence advanced manufacturing, digital health
responses and much more Dear Technion family across the world we
wish you good health safety and well-being we will emerge from Covid-19
together with insight strength and resilience