Highlights from the 2018 Board of Governors Meeting


Celebrating 100 Years of the Laying of the University Cornerstones This year’s annual Board of Governors (BOG) meeting was marked with special distinction as The Hebrew University of Jerusalem celebrated the centennial anniversary of the laying of its cornerstones. The theme of this year’s BOG was 100 Years of Knowledge.

Join Us July 24th for HU's First Ever Giving Day


100 years ago, the first cornerstone of the Hebrew University was laid. On July 24th, we celebrate our past while looking to the future. Join us on this global giving day as we lay the foundation for the next 100 years.  

Hebrew University Faculty Envision the Future: Israel 70+


In honor of Israel's 70th Anniversary, we decided to look into the future, to try and predict what the next 70 years will look like. With the help of our Hebrew University faculty members, we put together a fascinating portrait of Israel at 70+. We asked 9 researchers: how do you envision the future in your field?  How they answer, will fascinate you!

Schulich Leaders Enjoy Round Table with HU President Asher Cohen


Students excelling in STEM felds who are part of the Schulich Leader Scholarship Program were celebrated this week in an event with Hebrew Univerity President Prof. Asher Cohen. The event was kicked off by Ram Semo, Director of the Division for Advancement and External Relations who welcomed the University's elite Schulich Leaders.

Alpha Students Win Big


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is proud and honored to have four of its Alpha students win at The Israel Young Scientists and Developers competition, initiated and led by the Bloomfield Science Museum. Eight Hebrew University Alpha students submitted their work to the competition (out of 47 nation-wide). The University's four winners are:

Special Exhibit at the Cinemateque - ELSC in 1.5 minutes


5 years of construction in less than a minute and a half: special exhibition at the Cinematheque Based on a translation from Kol Hair Jerusalem, February 26, 2018

Hebrew University Sweeps Israel Prizes


The Israel Prize, the State of Israel's most prestigious honor, is awarded annually on Independence Day as the highest recognition of Israeli individuals who have displayed excellence in their fields as well as those who have made an outstanding contribution to the State of Israel and the culture of the nation.  This year, the Israel Prize will be awarded to four faculty members, and an Honorary Doctorate recipient.

Hebrew University's Israel Institute for Advanced Studies Welcomes New Director, Professor Yitzhak Hen


Hebrew University's Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) welcomes its newest director, Professor Yitzhak Hen.   Beginning June 2018, Hen will head the IIAS, a national institution devoted to academic research located at the Edmond J. Safra campus at Givat Ram.  

A Taste of Research


The French Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem held their annual Scopus Prize awards, which this year was awarded to French chef, Thierry Marx. The film was created during Marx's visit to the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment in Rehovot in advance of the event. 

Albert Einstein Heads to Taiwan


 For the first time in history, the Albert Einstein Archives at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem (HU) will be on display in Asia.  The exhibit, Albert Einstein: Life in Four Dimensions, curated by Avi Muller, will open January 12 at the National Chiang Kei-Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan.  Scores of original Einstein memorabilia will be on display, including his 1921 Nobel Prize, handwritten pages from the Theory of  Relativity, letters exc