Special Programs

The Hebrew University is striving continuously to offer our students a variety of exciting international special initiatives and opportunities, with the aim to gain global perspectives.

Our initiatives range from international summer courses to international awards and competitions.

Stay tuned to our "news" section to keep up to date with our latest initiatives.

 

Falling Walls Lab Israel

Invitation: FALLING WALLS 2020 Prize Competition is OPEN

Are you working on an original, creative and innovative project?

The JLM-Impact Consortium invites you to compete at the Israeli Chapter of Falling Walls Lab competition! The first-place winner takes home 10,000 ILS and will present and compete at the Falling Walls Virtual Finals.

The Falling Walls Lab is an international forum for the next generation of outstanding innovators and creative thinkers. Its aim is to promote exceptional ideas and to connect promising scientists and entrepreneurs from all fields on a global level. Participants get the opportunity to present their research work, business model, or initiative to peers, a high-caliber jury made up of experts from academia and business, and the general public - in a 3-minute presentation.

The competition takes place in more than 100 locations world-wide and the winners of each local lab will be invited to present and compete at the online final event as part of the Global Falling Walls Virtual Finals on November 4-9, 2020. Click here to read more about what the winner can expect.

This year, the Israeli lab will be hosted by the JLM-Impact consortium - led by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and Azrieli College of Engineering. 

Falling Walls Lab Israel Date will be held virtually on September 15th at 10 am.

For more information or to apply: www.hujiinnovate.org/falling-walls-lab

 

Libra Internship Program

 

The Libra Internship Program is a unique opportunity for bright and talented young people to experience the world through an international business group. Up to 10 HUJI students per year will have the opportunity to undertake a paid internship with the Libra Group or one of its businesses involved primarily in aviation, energy, finance and diversified, hotels and hospitality, real estate and shipping. Interns could be placed in key international locations including New York, Miami, London, Athens, and Buenos Aires.

Each year, there are two sessions available to successful applicants; one running from January to the end of May, and the other running from June to August. Libra assists with the travel and living expenses of all interns accepted to the program.

The program is open to undergraduate students who are currently enrolled at the Hebrew University.

Testimonial from Hadar Sabag who participated in the Libra Internship Program. 

Meet Hadar, a sales and marketing intern for Grace Hotels in New York.

“From a very young age I wanted to be a journalist. The phase that we all gokkkk through as kids, when we keep asking “why?” about every little thing, never ended for me. I’ve always wanted to know why things happen the way they do and I was never satisfied by “facts”. Joining the Israel Defense Forces radio station made this constant curiosity my job. After finishing my service I kept working for the media, this time for Israeli National TV. However, something was still missing. Like most young Israelis, after finishing their service my friends were traveling around the world creating their own stories and I was working in the media sharing other people’s stories. In my last year at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, I decided it was my time to create my own story. The timing of my acceptance into the Libra Internship Program was perfect. I was given the opportunity to continue learning and exploring about others and myself. Most importantly – I got to keep asking “why?” during my life’s journey. The answers, so I’ve learned in time, will come across my way, one way or another.”


A Call for Applications will be published in the fall. Stay tuned for future announcements!