The presidents of nine different United States universities are in Israel. "Israel is a leader in technical innovation,” said North Carolina State University Chancellor Randy Woodsonone of the participants. “Sharing information on the strong ties between higher education and industry will provide meaningful examples for NC State's continued efforts to support a strong economy in North Carolina." The trip is organized by Project Interchange. The delegation will visit Tel Aviv University, Hebrew University and the Weizmann Institute, Sderot and other places.