Haifa Technion to Be Enlarged; Will Get Aeronautical and Aerotechnical Departments

Plans for the expansion of the Haifa Technion were outlined here today at a press conference by Shlomo Kaplansky, director of the institution. Mr. Kaplansky said that negotiations between the Technion and the Israel Government and Jewish National Fund are almost completed for the allocation of some 200 acres of land outside Haifa. On this land will be erected a new Technion quarter which will include aeronautical, aerotechnical and hydrotechnical experimental departments.

A special wind tunnel, to be constructed at a cost of $1,000,000, will be built for the aeronautical department, Mr. Kaplansky stated. He also reported that two world-famous Jewish aeronautical experts–Prof. Theodore Karman of the U.S. and Prof. Sydney Goldstein of Britain–will aid the Technion to become a leading aeronautical center for the entire Middle East.