Rauner Israel

Gov. Bruce Rauner, center, and University of Illinois President Tim Killeen are in Israel, where they on Tuesday signed a research partnership agreement between the U of I system and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Also pictured: front row, left, Hebrew University President Asher Cohen; back row, from left, Andreas Cangellaris, dean of the College of Engineering at Urbana-Champaign; Jeffrey Brown, dean of the College of Business at Urbana-Champaign; Consul General of Israel to the Midwest Aviv Ezra; Deputy Gov. Leslie Munger; Ed Seidel, vice president for Economic Development and Innovation for the U of I System; Mark Rosenblatt, chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago; Oron Shagrir, vice rector at Hebrew University; and John Lowenstein, vice president for Campus Affairs and Student Engagement for the Jewish United Fund and Jewish Federation.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner says collaboration between the University of Illinois and Tel Aviv University in Israel will make for groundbreaking technology and engineering initiatives.

The Republican announced the deal Monday during a trip through Israel with University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen and other university administrators and Deputy Gov. Leslie Munger.

Rauner also met Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Officials established the Illinois Innovation Network this month and announced plans for the Discovery Partners Institute. That's a program led by the University of Illinois to develop the state as a major technological innovation center for the U.S.

Killeen says Tel Aviv University has a commitment to student success and research discovery similar to that of the University of Illinois.

— Associated Press

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