Founded in 1969, the Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) is the second largest academic institution in Jerusalem, with approximately 4,800 students on three campuses. The College specializes in high-tech engineering, industrial management, business administration and life and health sciences combined with a Jewish studies program. For 50 years, JCT’s advanced academic leadership, high ethical and professional standards, and distinct emphasis on practical applied skills have earned the College international recognition for excellence. JCT alumni and faculty contribute to major advances in fields ranging from cyber security to medical technology and driving safety and have spearheaded projects critical to Israel’s national security. More than100 high-tech companies have been established by JCT graduates, including some of the largest technology startups in Jerusalem such as NDS (which was bought out by Cisco),Ophir Optronics, and Civan, among others.
JCT’s mission is to produce highly knowledgeable, innovative and skilled professionals for Israel’s dynamic hi-tech industry and science-related fields. Dedicated to strengthening Jerusalem and responding to Israel’s socio-economic needs, JCT empowers diverse segments of Israeli society- who would otherwise not have access to higher education- to become contributing members of the workforce and leaders in Israel’s high-tech and business spheres.