U of T President Visits Israel

On July 24, there was an op-ed piece in the Globe and Mail written by U of T’s President, David Naylor about his recent trip to Israel.

This trip’s mission was “to understand how Israel has flipped its economy upside down in less than a generation.  In the 1950s, 70 per cent of Israel’s exports were agricultural; today only 2 per cent are.  Much of what Israel sells to the world now comes from high-tech companies based on discoveries at places like the Weizmann Institute of Science, the Israel Institute of Technology (the Technion) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.”

Naylor continues to speak about the success Israel has in turning discoveries into popular products and services.  He describes four reasons for this success.

To read the full article, click here.

Photo Source: www.export.go.il

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