HU Discovery Named Science’s 2019 People's Choice for Breakthrough of the Year

WE WON! Last September, Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers Prof. Liran Carmel and Dr. David Gokhman captivated the science world with their reconstruction of a Denisovan, the mysterious human species that lived 100,000 years ago but disappeared.  Now, Science magazine has named their discovery the 2019 People’s Choice for Breakthrough of the Year.

Farming for Youth at Risk

Fabian Bulugu came to do his master’s degree with Glocal so that he could learn about Israeli agriculture and economic development. While studying in Jerusalem, he volunteered at Kaima, an organization that uses organic farming to give Israeli high-school dropouts an income and a fresh start.

Directing Israeli Aid Abroad

Naama Gorodischer has spent the last decade dedicated to development programs in Israel and Africa. After receiving her MA from Glocal at the Hebrew University, Naama managed a peacebuilding program in Sri Lanka, through USAID.

Sara Abeba, Social Work and Law Student

Sara Abeba, 28, is doing a dual degree in social work and law. Born and raised in Netanya, her parents immigrated to Israel in the 1991 Operation Solomon airlift of Ethiopian Jews. Her mother has worked as a cleaner since her father’s death several years ago. Sara served as an officer in the Education Corps for her compulsory IDF service.

Fatima Zoabi, School of Pharmacy Student

Fatima Zoabi, 24, is a third year student at Hebrew University. She is working toward a degree from the Faculty of Medicine’s School of Pharmacy. She is one of six children from a low-income family and was raised in the Arab village of Misr in Northern Israel. After high school, she worked to help support her family while simultaneously studying for university entrance exams. Fatima’s advisor describes her as a diligent student, who does not shy away from hard work.

Dr. Nir Kalisman's Lab

Studying Causes of Alzheimer's Disease The Department of Biological Chemistry

Dr. Tamar Avin-Wittenberg's Lab

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The Power of Listening

The Harvard Business Review has published research by Prof. Avraham (Avi) Kluger of The Hebrew University's School of Business Administration, together with Dr. Guy Itzchakov of the Ono Academic College.

Launching the Fall-Winter Webinar Series

The European Friends of The Hebrew University are proud to announce the launch of the fall-winter webinar series, which will take place October 2019 through January 2020. The monthly webinars will feature leading academics speaking about their research and work at the University.

The Hebrew University’s keynote address at the Judaism, Israel and the Diaspora conference

The President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Prof. Asher Cohen, delivered an opening keynote address at the Judaism, Israel, and Diaspora conference. The event, organized by Haaretz and co-sponsored by the University, took place in Jerusalem on October 30, 2019.