College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota
College of Science and Engineering

2013 May Session Technical Global Seminar—Middle East

Global Seminar Middle East 1-2013

Management of Technology in the Middle East IBUS/MOT 4010

(Class begins meeting weekly during B Term 2013, March 26 through May 7)

Travel dates: May 20 – June 5, 2013

This program is now closed for 2013.

Seminar Description

Professor Marvin Marshak (physics) led his first group of students to Israel and Jordan during May Session 2010. His second seminar to Israel and Jordan in 2012 continued his exploration of the region, and blended students from both the Carlson School of Management and the College of Science and Engineering.The seminar continued the investigation of innovation, technology transfer, culture, and politics in the Middle East.

The 2013 seminar will include site visits and guest lectures at universities, research centers, start-up companies, established companies, venture capital firms, and government agencies. This will be a true merger of technology and business. Expert guides will also include historical and cultural sites that any visitor to Israel and Jordan would want to see. If you have an interest in the past and future of the Middle East, you will not want to miss this incredible educational experience.

View video of May 2012 Middle East Global Seminar.

To view this media please click here.

Video produced by College of Science and Engineering student Daniel Worku.

Global Seminar Middle East 2-2013

"I would absolutely positively recommend anyone to go on this trip. Going to Israel and seeing not only sites of cultural significance standard to most trips but also visiting companies and universities, talking to entrepreneurs, and seeing the technology and drive that makes Israel the Start-up Nation is an incredibly unique experience. "
—2012 participant

Term: Spring Semester B Term, plus May Session

Travel Dates: May 20-June 5, 2013

Eligible students: U of M Students, non-U of M students

Open to: Undergraduate students; graduate students upon request

Credit received: Students will receive three credits for either IBUS 4010 or MOT 4010

Language requirement: No language prerequisite