InSITE 2024: Informing Science + IT Education Conferences: Jerusalem

Jul 22 - 26 2024, Jerusalem and Online, Israel 

Host Institution

.Jerusalem College of Technology

Established in 1969 ⟡ 4500 students ⟡ 3 campuses

History and Mission

The Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) was founded in 1969 and is today one of Israel’s major academic institutions with over 4500 students on three campuses - Lev, Tal and Lustig. It is fully accredited by Israel’s Council of Higher Education and specializes in high-tech engineering, industrial management and life and health sciences combined with a Jewish studies program. JCT’s mission is to produce leaders who are strongly committed to Israel, Jewish values, to our People and to mankind.

JCT and its Role in Society

In addition to educating Israel’s most academically qualified students, JCT also enables diverse segments of society to become productive members of Israel's workforce, including many who would otherwise not have the opportunity to pursue academic studies. Over 24% of our students come from the periphery and 20% are new immigrants. Our "Education for Ethiopians" with 80 students (including 40 women) and 181 graduates and the Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) programs with 2,000 students, provides customized remedial training, enabling adults with only a grade-school education to become college-ready in 16 months. Advanced engineering programs for women are another example of JCT’s unique academic offerings.

JCT and the Israeli Economy

R&D is a critical part of JCT and has led to major advances in fields ranging from cyber security to medical technology and driving safety. The College plays a leading role in developing Israel's overall economic infrastructure, and that of Jerusalem in particular. JCT alumni and faculty have established over 100 hi-tech companies, including some of Jerusalem’s most successful start-ups.

The Future of JCT

The Jerusalem College of Technology is committed to Israel’s continued growth and expansion, by providing solutions to Israel’s academic, economic and social needs.

Degree Certifications

  • Accounting and Information Systems (BA)
  • Bioinformatics (BSc)
  • Business Administration (BA & MBA)
  • Computer Sciences (BSc)
  • Electro-Optics Engineering (BSc & MSc)
  • Electronics Engineering (BSc)
  • Industrial Engineering and Management (BSc)
  • Nursing (BSN & MSN)
  • Software Engineering (BSc)
  • Telecommunication Systems Engineering (MSc)

Core Research

  • Applied Electronics (biomedical optics,


  • Electro-optics (defense systems and imaging,

laser technology)

  • Applied Mathematics and Physics Modeling
  • Medical sensing and imaging
  • Computerized Data Information (data mining,

satellite communications)

  • Nano Technology and Non-conventional Optics



Promoting Social Change

Integrating Haredim into the Workforce

Advancing Ethiopians in Israel

  • 950 studying Engineering and Technology
  • 1st engineering college to take up the challenge
  • 450 studying Business and Management
  • 80 Ethiopian students currently studying at JCT
  • 450 studying Nursing
  • 181 graduates with Bachelor's and Master’s degrees
  • 89% employment rate (77% in their field)
  • 95% employed, 89% employed in their fields


Empowering Women

Strengthening Israel

  • Ranked 1st in Israel in integrating

women into the field of computer science.

  • Graduates have founded over 60 companies
  • 100% of nursing students complete

national accreditation exams with top averages.

  • Student Entrepreneurship Programs
  • Accounting graduates regularly achieve top

scores on CPA exams.

  • 100 Women MBA graduates – employed at BDO,

Deloitte, ECI, IAI, Bank Hapoalim, Migdal Insurance

  • 20% of women studying computer science

in Israel.

  • Graduates hold top management and R&D

Positions – Elta, El-op, Ophir Optronics, IAI


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