Participating Israeli Universities

The following Israeli universities participate in the Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program:
Bar-Ilan University
Bar-Ilan University

Bar-Ilan University, one of Israel’s leading institutions of higher education, offers cutting-edge scientific research combined with education based on Jewish tradition and social responsibility. An active partner in Israel’s national science and technology initiatives, the university’s milestone achievements have made an indelible imprint on the Israeli landscape.  Bar Ilan’s Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA) is one of the most advanced nanotech centers in the country, with 64 laboratories and state-of-the art “Scientific Service” facilities for Charged Particle Microscopy (CPM), nanofabrication, surface analysis, and measurement.  Their renowned research staff, including many young faculty members recruited from abroad, collaborates with academic and industry experts on nano-based approaches to energy, magnetism, optics, clean tech, materials, robotics and biomedicine.

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is one of Israel’s leading research universities and among the world leaders in water research and advances in cybersecurity. BGU’s research centers include the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev; the National Institute of Solar Energy; the Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, and the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, which houses the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research (ZIWR), a training center identifying current and emerging water issues in Israel and around the world. Cyber@BGU is an umbrella organization at Ben Gurion University, home to various cyber security, big data analytics and AI applied research activities.

University of Haifa
University of Haifa

The University of Haifa is the largest comprehensive research university in northern Israel and the most pluralistic institution of higher education in the country. Established in 1963, the university has six faculties, 56 departments, eight schools and 69 research centers and institutes. It gained an international reputation in a number of fields, including cancer research, neurosciences, bioinformatics, epigenetics and marine sciences. Specifically, the Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences offers a unique global, interdisciplinary approach to the study of marine geoscience, marine biology, marine technologies and maritime civilizations.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is an academic and research leader consistently ranked among the top universities worldwide. Founded in 1918 by visionaries including Albert Einstein, Martin Buber and Sigmund Freud, the Hebrew University produces one-third of all civilian research in Israel. The Hebrew University serves more than 23,000 students from over 80 countries, at faculties in cluding, Agriculture, Humanities, Law, Sciences, Social Sciences, Dental Medicine, and Medicine, and at the Rothberg School for Overseas Students. Since 2000, faculty and alumni of the Hebrew University have won seven Nobel Prizes and a Fields Medal.

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Founded in 1912, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology is Israel’s first university. Today, Technion is acclaimed as the source of ingenuity behind Israel’s status as the world’s “Start-Up Nation”. Technion innovation has a high global impact in areas including life-saving medicine, sustainable energy, water conservation, computer science, and nanotechnology. Technion, with 18 faculties and more than 50 research centers, offers degrees in science and engineering, architecture, medicine, industrial management, and education. To date, it has awarded over 100,000 degrees. Its faculty numbers some 550 members, including three Nobel laureates, and it has an international reach that includes the Jacobs Technion–Cornell Institute in New York City, and the Guangdong Technion–Israel Institute of Technology in China.

Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University (TAU) was established in 1956 and has evolved into Israel’s largest and most diversified university. It has 30,000 students in 128 schools and departments across the spectrum of sciences, humanities and arts. An integral part of the campus culture is interdisciplinary research and studies, including brain studies, environmental studies, nanoscience, renewable energy, water research, cyber security, big data, archeology, Jewish studies and film. A key aspect of the campus experience is a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation.

Weizmann Institute of Science
Weizmann Institute of Science

The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, is one of the world’s top-ranking multidisciplinary research institutions. Noted for its wide-ranging exploration of the natural and exact sciences, the Institute is home to 3,800 scientists, students, technicians, and supporting staff. Institute research efforts include searching for new ways of fighting disease and hunger, examining leading questions in mathematics and computer science, probing the physics of matter and the universe, creating novel materials and developing new strategies for protecting the environment.

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