Many Israelis Trained Abroad Reported Remaining in Foreign Lands

Six hundred trained professionals leave Israel every year, and only about 40 percent of them return here, Alexander Goldberg, president of Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, declared here.

Addressing a round-table forum of students last night, Mr. Goldberg said that 300 Technion graduates are now working in the United States, most of them graduates of the Technion’s faculty of electrical engineering.

The main reason for the emigration, he declared, is due to the fact that only 46 percent of the electrical engineering graduates have found employment in Israel, and that these are being employed in Israel as technicians, not as engineers. “There is no coordination,” he told the students, “between development of Israeli industry and Technion.”

Data revealed at the forum showed that 5,500 Israeli professionals with academic training are now working abroad, 1,500 of them being engineering graduates from Technion.

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