Michael R. Bloomberg, three-term New York City Mayor, philanthropist and founder of Bloomberg LP, was awarded an honorary doctorate from Technion-Isreal in a benefit gala on March 15th. The Plaza Hotel played host to the event where Mr. Bloomberg was honored for his inspired vision in bringing the Technion to New York City, and for his role in transforming the future of education in the City.
Technion Israel Institute of Technology, located in Haifa, is one of the worlds top ten universities for science and technology research.
The evening also celebrated the Technion’s role in helping to create a technological revolution in New York City, similar to the one it spurred in Israel, where Technion graduates have launched and led many of Israel’s major companies, including 59 of the 121 high-tech Israeli companies traded on the NASDAQ.
“The Technion is an incarnation of that quintessential Israeli idea that nothing is impossible,” said Mr. Bloomberg. “That’s an idea that Israel and New York City share. It’s what has made both centers of innovation and invention, and it is what has allowed both to respond to adversity with strength.”
For more in formation about Technion-Isreal and their mission visit their website at http://www.technion.ac.il/en