HAIFA (May. 22)
Five buildings of the new Israel Institute of Technology at Haifa have already been completed and five others are in an advanced stage of construction, it was reported here today at a meeting of the Technion’s board of governors. The report noted that 400 engineering and architecture students have already been transferred to the new campus on Mt. Carmel.
The current academic year will see the opening of new laboratories for soil mechanics, road testing and solid state physics as well as laboratories for solar radiation, nuclear physics and food technology. The teaching staff, the board of governors was told, has been increased by 21 percent to 369 instructors. The first aeronautical engineering students were accepted this year. Among the board members at the current meeting are some from the United States and Britain as well as Israelis.