Rules and Regulations


The law forbids smoking on campus in all areas including classrooms, study-halls, hallways and corridors, cafeterias and restaurants, libraries, elevators and all offices. Smoking is allowed only in specific, designated areas and outside the buildings.


  • University employees must take responsibility for University property, as well as their own belongings. Suspicious
  • objects and persons must be reported to the security officers on the relevant campus.
  • The security officers and the guards on campus have the authority to request ID cards, as well as to conduct searches of persons, cars and belongings.
  • Weapons are not allowed on campus, except by special authorization of the Security Department.
  • Campuses are closed at night from 22.30, and on weekends and holidays.  Arrangements for irregular working hours should be made with the security officers on the relevant campus.
  • The following are the telephone numbers of the security offices:
Campus Telephone Numbers
Mount Scopus   02-5883000, 02-5882653, 02-5881646
Edmond J Safra 02-6585000, 02-6584455
Ein Kerem 02-6758006, 02-6758060
Rehovot 08-9489900, 08-9489290

To reach the Police, dial 100.From a university phone dial 61000.

For emergency medical aid ("Magen David Adom"), dial 101. From a university phone dial 61001.

In case of fire, dial 102. From a university phone dial 61002.


University employees must not disclose any confidential, proprietary or personal information which they may receive, regarding the University's students or employees, during the course of their work at the University.


Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct resulting from sexual harassment constitute a criminal offence.

The University has enacted regulations regarding prevention of sexual harassment, as required by law.  The purpose of the regulations is to ensure that the University can provide a safe working and learning environment, without threat of sexual harassment, nor resulting unfair treatment by supervisory staff.

The University has appointed a Complaints Commissioner who also acts as advisor on the prevention of sexual harassment. If the Commissioner receives a complaint, a preliminary investigation is held.  If legitimate grounds are found for the complaint, a disciplinary procedure follows.

The current Commissioners are Prof. Esther Shohami, Tel: 02 5881804,

and Ms. Susie Zeligman, Tel: 02 5882355,

Prohibition of Consensual Intimate Relations between Faculty Members and Students

  1. Even consensual intimate relationships, including sexual relations, whether temporary or ongoing, between a faculty member who has an academic authority over the student, and the student constitutes a conflict of interest which jeopardizes the integrity of the educational process, creates improper study and communal atmosphere, and may lead to abuse of authority.  Therefore, faculty members must refrain from any consensual intimate relations with the student as long as an academic authority exists between them.

  2. If such consensual intimate relations nonetheless arise, the faculty member must immediately terminate all authoritative academic ties with the student or report immediately to his/her superior about the existence of intimate relations between him/her and his/her student, rectifying the situation by changing the supervisor, by transferring an exam or work to be reviewed and evaluated by another teacher, or in any other manner, while ensuring that the student is not harmed.

  3. An "Academic Authority" includes, among others, direct teaching (participation in a course given by the teacher, an exercise, laboratory, supervision in theses); granting scholarships or other benefits; membership in a committee where the student’s matters are considered, and taking part in any action which would affect the student.

Violation of article 1. above, constitutes a disciplinary offense.

Code of Conduct in Research

The Hebrew University aspires to excellence in research.  Excellence is not measured merely by results; it depends in large part on appropriate conduct in research.  Appropriate conduct in research is founded on a commitment to the principles of truth, freedom, responsibility, integrity, and cooperation, as well as compliance with internationally accepted professional and ethical standards, state laws, university rules, and conditions and regulations of funding bodies.

The Hebrew University requires that its research workers, visiting faculty included, adhere to the principles and rules laid out in its Code of Conduct in Research in all aspects of their research, including: the planning and submitting of research proposals for funding;  generating, documenting, analyzing and preserving date;  appropriating, publishing, sharing and commercializing results.

Research misconduct is a disciplinary offence governed by the University Disciplinary Code.

Rules regarding Ethics in Scientific Research Involving Humans

“Scientific Research involving Humans” is any scientific research in which human subjects are involved through direct and active participation, by giving material from their body (including genetic material), or taking part in interviews, completion of questionnaires, etc., and which is carried out by the researcher at the University, or in its name.

Every such research requires the approval of the Faculty (or inter-Faculty) Ethics Committee.  The Ethics Committee may exempt certain types of research from the obligation to obtain approval (such as opinion polls).

Research involving humans will be planned with care regarding the welfare, honor, privacy, and physical well-being of the participants.

No research shall be carried out regarding a person without his/her approval in advance, based on a clear explanation of the purpose of his research and its process (exceptions to the rule are specified in the Regulations).

As a rule, repeated use of anonymous samples can be made without additional approval.

The Regulations set limitations on providing research results to participants, for example, information on genetic relations.

Information on personal matters pertaining to participants is confidential and may not be used or revealed, other than strictly for purposes for which the research is being carried out.

Carrying out research involving humans without the approval of the Ethics Committee is contrary to the regulations and constitutes a disciplinary offence.

Safety and Occupational Health

Personal or environmental hazards must be reported to the Department of Safety and Occupational Health of the University.  Hebrew University faculty, researchers and students must abide by all the safety regulations, a copy of which may be obtained from the Department or Faculty secretariat.

The Department may provide you with advice and assistance on the following issues:  Safety regarding dangerous and toxic materials; risks of ionized and non-ionized radiation; biological risks and genetic engineering; air pollution; working environment; treatment of dangerous waste; personal protective equipment; work accidents; fire safety and conduct in case of a fire; evacuation of casualties.

A copy of the detailed regulations regarding "Chemical Safety in Student Laboratories", as well as other detailed information for persons working with dangerous materials, is available from the Department of Safety and Occupational Health (telephone: 02 6584014), in English as well. 

There are safety officers on campus who may be reached during working hours at the following numbers:

Campus Telephone Number
Ein Kerem 02-6758051, 054-8820347
Edmond J. Safra 02-6586912, 054-8820813
Mount Scopus  02-6585525, 054-8820348
Rehovot 08-9489983, 054-8820368

Conflict of Interest Code

In carrying out research, research workers at the Hebrew University, (visiting faculty included) must be unbiased.  Their professional judgment should at all times be exercised independently, and extraneous interests should never be permitted to influence them in any aspect of their research.  The University requires disclosure of all interests that are, or might appear, likely to bias research or improperly to influence decisions which can affect its progress.  Disclosure makes it possible to take appropriate steps in order to ensure that research is carried out in an unbiased manner, independently and professionally.

The University has established a Conflict of Interest Committee to monitor and resolve emerging conflicts of interest in research and to give advice on situations that may develop into conflicts of interest.

Breach of the rules concerning conflict of interest contained in University's Conflict of Interest Code, as well as non-compliance with any decision of the Conflict of Interest Committee, is considered a disciplinary offence.

Research workers have a conflict of interest when there is a real, perceived or potential possibility that some extraneous interest will compromise the unbiased, independent and professional judgment required in academic research.

Research workers of the University include anyone involved in the design, the application for funding, the conduct or the reporting of research or in decisions affecting its commercialization and anyone else using University resources and/or involved in research together with any of the above.

Patent and Copyright

The Israeli Patent Law and the Copyright Law provide that any invention or creation developed by an employee in the course of or as a result of his/her employment belongs to the employer. Employees must notify the employer of any such work or inventions developed in the course of his/her employment.

Use of the Name of the Hebrew University

The name of the Hebrew University, its symbol, letterhead and website are the property of the Hebrew University and are intended for use for the purpose of the University in the framework of its activities.

  • Employees must indicate their affiliation with the Hebrew University in all their scientific or professional publications, at lectures, at academic or professional conferences, in public appearances in the written or electronic media and in matters connected with their scientific activities.
  • Employees may not invoke the name of the Hebrew University, nor use its symbol, letterhead or website, nor indicate affiliation with the Hebrew University, in relation to matters which are not connected to University work or activity, whether in articles, letters to the editor, public appearances or in the media or otherwise, nor for any political purposes, nor any commercial purposes unless authorized by the University.

Research Involving Animals

  1. Experiments on animals will be carried out only by a researcher authorized by the relevant University Committee and trained in the field of minimizing suffering of laboratory animals according to the rules set.
  2. An authorized researcher who wishes to carry out an experiment on animals must  receive permission from the Faculty Committee, set up for this purpose.
    1. Every experiment must have written permission in advance from the Faculty Committee, including a repeat experiment on the same animal or an experiment which was initially not carried out.  Permission for experiments whose sole purpose is teaching is required only regarding the methods and its principles.
    2. The responsibility for receiving authorization, an appropriate permit and fully timely reports, rests, by law, on the researcher conducting the experiment.
  3. Upon completion of the experiment, the researcher must report to the Faculty Committee on the aim of the experiment, its procedure and its results.
  4. An experiment involving animals, which violates the regulations of the Law, or deviates from the given permit, constitutes a criminal offense which may carry the penalty of at least one year in prison.
  5. The University's Ethics Committee has issued a pamphlet with detailed guidelines. Please request this pamphlet and review it carefully before planning or initiating animal research.

Researchers are expected to comply fully with all laws and regulations governing their activities.


Disciplinary Regulations

All persons working in or visiting any of the University's facilities or any of its campuses or any of its dormitory accommodations are expected to abide by the laws of the State of Israel and to follow the rules and regulations of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

According to the disciplinary regulations of the academic faculty at the Hebrew University, any one of the following acts constitutes a disciplinary offence:

  • Non-compliance with or neglect of teaching and/or research duties.
  • Abuse of the status of teacher, supervisor, researcher and administrator.
  • Violating the standard rules of publishing an academic paper and listing its authors.
  • Removing or using University property without permission or for personal profit; damaging it by intent or through negligence.          
  • Obtaining benefits or privileges through fraud.
  • Violating University regulations.

Israeli law prohibits the import, possession, traffic in and/or use of any type of illegal drugs or narcotics.  Violation of this law will result in immediate expulsion from the University and notification of the Israeli legal authorities.

Use of University Computers

Computer use is subject to State law and University regulations.

The following points should be noted:

  • Your computer account may be used only for academic work.
  • The account is personal and cannot be transferred or shared.
  • Your must keep your login and password information confidential.
  • Use of any software obtained by illegal means is forbidden on all of the University computers.
  • Use of any University facility to gain unauthorized access to other systems and/or to send advertisements, including mass mailings and news ("spamming"), is forbidden.  
  • Monitoring communication lines is strictly forbidden.