The History of the Technion
in the winter of 1924/1925, no one could have fathomed the impact that the Institute would have on Israel'social and economic development and global intellectual and scientific advancement.
From the begining in 1901, three Jewish intellectuals - philosopher Martin Buber, biochemist and the future first president of Israel Chaim Weizmann, and journalist Berthold Feiwel- brought to the attendees' attention the necessity of adopting a program of Hebrew culture, including the establishment of an educational institute for engineers to support the development of the future state. in 1908, the German-Jewish organization Ezrah Association, headed by Dr.Paul Nathan, set out to raise funds toward establishing what is known today as the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.
Just the year before 1924, the great physicist Albert Einstein visited the campus together with his wife Elsa and founded the first of many future Technion Societies in Germany, hosting the group's meetings in his home. Prof.Albert Einstein was the founder of the first Technion Society.