A Shared Ancestry? Genomes Provide New Insight into Canaanite Heritage’s Far Reach


“The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth; Ham was the father of Canaan. These were the three sons of Noah, and from them came the people who were scattered over the whole earth.”—Genesis 9:18,19

Dr. Fabrizio Fierro, Post-Doctoral Fellow


Dr. Fabrizio Fierro is an Italian Post-doctoral fellow in Prof. Masha Niv’s laboratory. Dr. Fierro arrived at the Hebrew University in 2019, after competing his PhD in computational structural biology at the Forschungszentrum Juelich in Germany. Prior to that, he had studied in Rome, earning a MSc in bioinformatics and a BSc in cell and molecular biology.

With School Openings Delayed due to Coronavirus, College Students Eye Overseas Programs


To Meet Demand, Hebrew University to Host Online Open House for International Students on May 24

Meet Luly H, Testing for the Coronavirus - Close to Home


At first, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. The MDA ambulance pulled up and parked outside a building in one of Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods. A woman stepped out and began preparing. She pulled on gloves and stepped into a PPE overall. She put on a facemask, donned the overall’s hood and zipped it up, covering most of her face. She put a protective shield over her entire face and grabbed a Coronavirus test kit.

Student Dormitories - Gallery


The Student Village, Mt. Scopus

Student Dormitories


The Hebrew University dormitories are located on and near the campuses in Rehovot and across Jerusalem. The eight residential complexes include 4,500 rooms, which can house 6000 students. In addition, there are around 200 units for families and couples.

The Unit for Equal Opportunities: Preventing Student Drop-Out


In order to enable more students to excel at their studies and maximize their potential, Hebrew University Rector, Barak Medina, issued new directives for preventing student dropout.

Daniella, Biochemistry and Food Science Student


Daniella grew up in the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak. Neither of her parents ever obtained a higher education, and the surrounding community was also largely impoverished and uneducated.

Bridging the Secular-Religious Divide: Beliba Homa


Netanel grew up in an ultra-Orthodox family and studied at religious institutions. He was always curious and enjoyed learning, and knew that he would enter academia one day. At the age of 27, he enrolled in the Magid Institute’s academic preparatory program for the ultra-Orthodox at the Hebrew University.