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Not just a degree


The faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Technology Management, and the first class of the Department of Digital Medical Technologies awarded diplomas to their students at an exciting ceremony.


Graduation ceremony

180 undergraduates in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 97 undergraduates in Industrial Engineering and Technology Management, eight undergraduates of the first class of Digital Medical Technologies, 9 Graduates in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and 89 graduates in Industrial Engineering and Technology Management received their diplomas on Sep. 6th at HIT Holon Institute of Technology.


"This is a festive day here at HIT. I am proud of all the graduates embarking on a new and safe path, which will see you in significant positions in the various industries," said Prof. Yakubov, HIT's president.

"After quite challenging years of study, dear graduates are receiving the coveted title today. The municipality of Holon is proud of you and hopes to see you integrate into municipal affairs," said Holon Mayor Moti Sasson.


The Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering is the oldest faculty at HIT and one of the oldest and best-known in Israel. The faculty trains hundreds of qualified students who later hold key industry positions every year. The graduates get trained in various fields necessary and relevant to the needs of the Israeli economy. They integrate into the high-tech industry, defense industries, business organizations, and start-up companies. The faculty is very proud of its graduates, who rank in the top five of all academic institutions in Israel regarding salary.

The Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Technology Management studies are based on management, engineering, science, and technology, which are adapted and required by significant organizations and companies in civil services, government, and advanced industries.


"The Institute didn't just give us a degree. While we were here, it gave us an extensive toolbox to face the upcoming challenges, determination, and how to stick with a goal. We learned to develop self-discipline, and most importantly, we learned how to learn," said Steven Zlotesky, B.Sc. graduate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and electronics who started his studies here at 16 in our youth advancement program.


The faculty cultivates among its students the ability to manage and lead projects and organizational processes in production, services, and control systems while building systemic vision and view, analytical ability, and economic perception while empowering creativity, innovation, and solving complex managerial problems. Thus, the faculty's graduates are qualified to maintain management positions in the knowledge-rich industry and in various jobs and senior positions in various fascinating fields, with challenges of development, technology, progress, and creativity.


This year, for the first time, the first graduates of the innovative and unique B.Sc degree program in Digital Medical Technologies join HIT's graduates. These graduates have many avenues of advancement in the developing world of Digital Health. They can continue with the four-year study program to become MDs. This option has recently been available for bachelor's degree graduates in life sciences and medicine.

In addition, the B.Sc. program in Digital Medical Technologies collaborates with many partners, including major medical centers in Israel and around the world: Sheba Tel Hashomer, Ichilov, Rabin, Soroka, Clalit Health Services, Maccabi Health Services, and more.

"This is a happy day not only for HIT but also for me,"' said Dr. Refael Barkan, vice president for innovation, entrepreneurship, and internationalization and founder of the program.

 "It is a personal dream that came true. The first graduates of the Department of Digital Medical Technologies are the ones who will be able to bridge and connect the two worlds, medicine, and technology, and to produce a new DNA of doctors. This makes it a Pre-Med program, as the Council for Higher Education declared. This is a historic day for digital medicine in Israel," concluded Dr. Barkan.


"I'm used to such ceremonies, but I'm excited now. Our country needs more institutions like HIT," said Prof. Dov Lichtenberg, former dean of the faculty of medicine at Tel Aviv University and chairman of the steering committee for the program in Digital Medical Technologies at HIT.


"Congratulations to the graduates of the program. You stood with honor and pride in an ambitious program that combines medical science and data science. Studying both is not easy, but you have certainly earned it, and you will be able to succeed in almost all fields of medicine and biotech," said Prof. Edo Perlman, former vice chairman of the Council for Higher Education and advisor to HIT President.

"All the knowledge and experience gained among our graduates can and will contribute significantly to the health system and the med-tech industry in Israel and abroad," said Prof. Arriel Benis, head of the Department of Digital Medical Technologies Prof. Nir Giladi, director of the brain department, Associate Dean at the Sourasky Tel Aviv Medical Center: "I stand here today knowing that this is a significant milestone. It strengthens our commitment to push and promote digital medicine in education training. As a field for study and practical experiences, we would happily cooperate with "HIT.


"In high school, I majored in computer science and biology. I was always interested in the seam between the fields," says Noam Koren, a program graduate who spoke on behalf of the graduates. "I heard about the degree by chance when a friend sent me the published ad. This program is what I was looking for; indeed, during my studies, it became clearer to me that I was not wrong."

Over 1,150 graduates receive their degrees this week as part of HIT's graduation week. We wish everyone great wherever they go.