The facility will eventually enroll more than 5,000 students. Some teaching staff will come from Technion-Israel.
“The GTIIT will be home to the wise and the innovators,” said Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong’s richest man, who donated $130 million to found the institute.
Technion Nobel Prize winner Aaron Ciechanover will be vice chancellor of the new facility.
China has eight joint universities with foreign counterparts.