About

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Our Vision The Leper Colony is an innovative center for design and technology led by the Bezalel Academy.
The center combines academic research and thematic working groups, both aimed at bridging the disciplines of design and technology.
The studies and creative work in center will be a vibrant focal point for designers, inventors, artists and other technophiles, collaborating in the fields of physical computing, new media, interactive art and computational design.
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Our Academic Programs include three undergraduate tracks which combine industrial design, visual communications, or animation with a rigorous computer science curriculum. These programs, provide a BSc in computer science from the Hebrew University as well as a BDes from the relevant department in Bezalel. A follow-up Masters program for graduate students will be announced in the coming months.
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The Thematic Work Groups are aimed at addressing the deep challenges our society is facing in this rapidly changing world, by adopting technology as a medium for creativity in design.  The thematic work groups enable faculty, residents, graduate and undergraduate students to collaborate on research and hands-on creative work in domains such as wearable devices, the future of mobile experiences or the next generation of social interactions. The thematic groups will be backed by leading companies in the local and global high tech industry.
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Status The center was granted the historical buildings of the Jerusalem Leper Colony and will officially open on the second quarter of 2013.
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