Jerusalem College of Technology
University description (as per official university website)
Facts & Figures
Total Student Body 3050
Faculty and Staff 510
Machon Lev (Men’s Institute)
14 Acres in the Givat Mordechai area of Jerusalem
Machon Tal (Women’s Institute)
3500 square meters rented in Givat Shaul, Jerusalem - Classrooms, laboratories, library, nursery for student mothers, dormitory facilities
Machon Naveh (Men's evening Institute)
on the Machon Lev Campus
Lustig (Women's Program)
for Haredi women in Ramat Gan
Academic Departments at JCT:
Applied Physics / Electro-Optics Engineering
Applied Physics / Medical Engineering
Bio Chemistry / computational Chemistry
Business Management and Technology Marketing
Computer Science / Communication Systems Engineering
Computer Science / Software Engineering
Industrial Engineering and Management
Managerial Accounting and Information Systems
School of Nursing
*NEW* MSc Communications Systems Engineering opening February 2010
Mechina Academic Preparatory Program
Atuda (IDF service upon graduation)
Ethiopians for Engineers
English Speakers Program (4 years)
New Immigrants Program
Daat Program for Haredi women
Nachal Haredi Program
Bareket Executive Program
§ Business Ethics Center of Jerusalem
§ Ira Kukin Center for Image Processing and Analysis in Medicine
§ Leo & Guggy Grahame Center for Advanced Medical Technology
§ Mark Schuman Center for Entrepreneurship
§ Nebenzahl Institute for Human Safety and Accident Prevention
§ Non-Conventional Optics Center and Center for Photovoltaic Solar Energy
§ Dr. H. Stephen E. and Frances B. Schloss Center of Communication Sciences
Key Facts about JCT
Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) is a unique and major Israeli academic institution of higher learning - based in the heart of Jerusalem – specializing in the areas of high-tech engineering, electronics, business management, and life and health sciences.
JCT’s reputation and approach in integrating a Jewish education with high level academics has earned it a unique position among engineering schools worldwide, preparing students for Israel's industrial and high-tech fields and turning out qualified professionals, well-trained in science and versed in Jewish heritage.
JCT Plays a Critical Role for Israel’s Economy- As one of Israel’s leading engineering and technology institutions, it plays a critical role in building Israel’s economy.JCT’s graduates have gone on to found over sixty high-tech companies and its graduates are leaders in their respective fields.
JCT’s Unique Diversity & Outreach To Multiple Sectors of Israeli Jewry - JCT also attracts and trains a decidedly diverse student body, with students from all areas of Israel and many sectors of Israeli society. Indeed, it is JCT’s unique mix that enables it to attract many men and women who may otherwise not be capable of or interested in pursuing a high-level technology education.
JCT - Vital to the State of Israel & the IDF - The vast majority of JCT students serve in the IDF – often becoming officers and serving at high level positions within the IDF itself - and are highly valued for their skills and tremendous commitment to the State of Israel. During the recent conflict with Hezbollah, JCT’s graduates and students comprised a strong and sizable percentage of the IDF’s officers involved in directing the technology-based air and ground war, especially in the critical areas of military intelligence, communications, and reconnaissance. JCT is known particularly for its expertise in the fields of electro-optics and is the leading provider of specialists and engineers in this area to Israel’s defense forces and industry.
JCT’s Special Role with the Immigrant & Ethiopian Communities - JCT reaches out to Israel’s immigrant communities and runs a special program geared solely to Ethiopian immigrants and their children. Ethiopian graduates from JCT are now serving as officers in the IDF and as role models in their communities. With JCT’s help, these graduates are transforming the image of Ethiopians emigrants throughout Israel and beyond.
"The institute I envision has as its raison d’etre to educate students who see the synthesis of Jewish values and a profession as their way of life: to provide manpower for Israel’s developing high-tech industry, who will establish industries of their own and to produce industrial leaders strongly committed to Israel and the betterment of the Jewish people and the world." - Professor Ze’ev Lev, Founder of JCT