Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute


The Jacobs Institute fosters radical experimentation at the intersection of research, education, and entrepreneurship. Established jointly by Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, our mission is to transform key industries through technological innovation, deep-tech startups, and uniquely skilled talent.


Cornell Tech and the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute stand with our Technion colleagues and their families in these difficult times.

Our Programs

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Technion-Cornell Dual Master’s Degrees with a Concentration in Connective Media

This first-of-its-kind degree, developed with input from Twitter, Facebook, Google, and The New York Times, educates a new generation to realize the full utility of connective media and constantly innovate new ways to develop and interact with it. By building new technologies to connect people, students explore the social theory behind their technology and learn to ask questions of it.

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Technion-Cornell Dual Master’s Degrees with a Concentration in Health Tech

In this pioneering degree program, students build the digital health technologies that will transform healthcare. In addition to gaining unparalleled industry insight, students learn to apply machine learning, data science, and other emerging tools to change the way healthcare is delivered and experienced.

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Technion-Cornell Dual Master’s Degrees with a Concentration in Urban Tech

In our newest two-year program, you will acquire two world-class tech credentials as you find ways to make cities smarter, more sustainable, and more livable. In addition, your living laboratory will be New York City—the ultimate urban ecosystem and the perfect place to build unparalleled connections.

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Runway Startup Postdoctoral Program

Runway ushers recent PhDs in digital technology fields through a paradigm shift: from an academic mindset to an entrepreneurial outlook. With an impressive package that includes a salary, research budget, housing allowance, space and more, postdocs get a bit of “runway” to launch their startup companies.

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We attract faculty and researchers from around the world who pursue cross-disciplinary work that pushes the boundaries of academia.

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