Key Academic Partners

Hebrew University is committed to nurturing meaningful partnerships with universities around the world in order to promote teaching and research collaborations with colleagues from different countries. Below are some of Hebrew University’s key partnerships:

University of Illinois System, USA

University of Illinois System, USA

Partnership History

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has been partnering with the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, since 2007 and with the University of Illinois, Chicago, since 2010. These partnerships were reaffirmed and expanded in 2017 and 2019, respectively. In 2019, Hebrew University signed an agreement to be a partner in a new research institute, the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), led by the University of Illinois System, which will foster broad-based collaboration to solve the world’s greatest challenges.

Hebrew University will contribute unique expertise to DPI in three vital areas: entrepreneurship; food and agriculture; and computing, including big data, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.

Highlights

As a means of boosting collaboration, Hebrew University and the University of Illinois System launched a Joint Research and Innovation Seed Grants Program in May 2020 for joint research projects in the fields of data science, artificial intelligence, agriculture and medicine. The goal of these grants is to promote economic development through research and development of innovative technologies, while facilitating cooperation between the two universities. Ultimately, the program aims to deliver talent, innovation, and resources from within the collaborating universities to the marketplace. The program will be interdisciplinary in nature, and the review process will include an assessment of the innovation and commercialization potential.

Information About the Partner Institution

The University of Illinois System (U of I) is a world leader in research and discovery, and the largest educational institution in the state with more than 90,000 students and about 26,000 full-time equivalent faculty and staff. It comprises three universities in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield. The U of I System awards more than 23,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees annually.

The Discovery Partners Institute empowers people to jumpstart their tech careers or companies in Chicago. Led by the University of Illinois System in partnership with top research universities, the Institute has three main missions: to train people for high-demand tech jobs, conduct applied R&D, and support Chicago’s tech community. With state investment and a new innovation district in development, DPI has the resources to attract, develop and leverage the most ambitious people and companies the region has to offer.

Funding Opportunities

Partnership

CoordinatorAlma Lessing
International Partnerships & Development
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Mount Scopus, 9190500 Jerusalem, Israel
+972-(0)2-5880454
almal@savion.huji.ac.il

University of Melbourne, Australia

University of Melbourne, Australia

Partnership History

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Melbourne (UoM) signed a memorandum of understanding in 2008 to foster exchange and research a research workshop in Melbourne or Jerusalem. Ten joint workshops have been held to date, six in Melbourne and four in Jerusalem.

Additionally, in 2019 the Jerusalem-Melbourne Joint PhD Program was launched to enable pairs of HUJI and UoM faculty members to co-supervise 2 PhD students (one at each institution) and provide them with a global research experience. 8 such pairs have been selected for funding to date. PhD students in the program are enrolled in both institutions and spend at least one year at the host institution abroad. Upon successful completion of the PhD research, students are eligible to receive a PhD from both institutions.

Both programs aim to facilitate collaborations promoting knowledge exchange and fostering idea development, encourage student exchange, training and academic cooperation, and enable joint research proposals to external funding agencies.

Information About the Partner Institution

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is the leading university in Australia and one of the leading universities internationally. With over 100 research centers and institutes and over 54,000 students, the University of Melbourne brings together expertise from across the University and connects with thought leaders around the world to tackle society’s complex problems in innovative ways.

Funding Opportunities

Partnership Coordinator

Alma Lessing
International Partnerships & Development
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Mount Scopus, 9190500 Jerusalem, Israel
+972-(0)2-5880454
almal@savion.huji.ac.il

 

Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA

 

Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA

Partnership History

In 2017, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Hebrew University`s Center for Nanotechnology and Nanoscience and the School of Pharmacy signed an agreement of academic cooperation and exchange for students and faculty.

Highlights

The collaboration between the Lerner Research Institute at Cleveland Clinic and Hebrew University`s Center for Nanotechnology and Nanoscience and School of Pharmacy led to the establishment of the Center for Transformative Nanomedicine (CTN). The virtual center is spearheading new treatments for cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. To date, 5 collaborative research projects on drug development and drug delivery by leading Cleveland Clinic and HUJI scientists have been approved, in the fields of breast and brain tumors, kidney disease and Alzheimer disease.

In addition, a PhD student training program in nanotechnology/biomedical sciences for HUJI graduates at the Lerner Research Institute at Cleveland Clinic was established through the Center for Transformative Nanomedicine at HUJI, and students are mentored by scientists from both institutions.

Information About the Partner Institution

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation owns and operates the Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit American academic medical center based in Cleveland, Ohio, ranked as one of the best hospitals in the United States. Cleveland Clinic was at the forefront of modern medicine when its founders opened it as a multi-specialty group practice in 1921. In its first century, the Clinic has introduced many medical firsts and opened facilities around the world. Now, 100 years later, the vision of the founders remains Cleveland Clinic’s mission: caring for life, researching for health, and educating those who serve.

Funding Opportunities

Call for Research Travel Scholarships for HUJI graduate students (currently suspended due to the pandemic).

Partnership Coordinator

Alma Lessing
International Partnerships & Development
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Mount Scopus, 9190500 Jerusalem, Israel
+972-(0)2-5880454
almal@savion.huji.ac.il

Academic Coordinator

Prof. Simon Benita (emerit.)
Faculty of Medicine, School of Pharmacy (Institute of Drug Research)
simonb@ekmd.huji.ac.il

King’s College London, UK

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Partnership History

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and King’s College London launched a Joint Seed Funding Scheme in 2019 with the aim of boosting cooperation between the researchers of both institutions. To date, 2 calls for proposals have been published and 9 joint projects have been funded in all fields of science, generating new research collaborations and mobility opportunities.

Highlights

Joint fund for joint seed grants in all fields.

Information About the Partner Institution

King’s College London is an internationally renowned university delivering exceptional education and world-leading research. Founded in 1829, it has over 31,000 students from more than 150 countries worldwide. Located in central London, King’s is a member of the King's Health Partners, Academic Health Sciences Centre. It is an academic partner in the Francis Crick Institute and operates 5 medical research council centers.

Funding Opportunities

Joint fund for joint seed grants

Partnership Coordinator

Alma Lessing
International Partnerships & Development
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Mount Scopus, 9190500 Jerusalem, Israel
+972-(0)2-5880454
almal@savion.huji.ac.il

L’École Polytechnique, France

L’École Polytechnique, France

Partnership History

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and L’École Polytechnique teamed together in 2016 to set up a student exchange program, which also includes science internships. Additional activities include joint workshops such as an advanced math summer workshop for undergraduate students held at the Hebrew University, joint research, and more.

Highlights

Student Exchange in Sciences
Student Internships in Sciences

Information About the Partner Institution

Founded in 1794, École Polytechnique is the leading French institution combining top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. Its various undergraduate and graduate-level programs are highly selective and promote a culture of excellence with a strong emphasis on science anchored in humanist traditions. L’École Polytechnique offers a variety of international programs and attracts a growing number of foreign students and researchers from around the globe (currently 41% of students and 40% of faculty members).
L’École Polytechnique offers an exceptional education and prepares its students to lead complex and innovative projects which meet the challenges of 21st century society, all while maintaining a keen sense of their civil and social responsibilities. With its 23 laboratories, 22 of which are joint research units with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the École Polytechnique Research Center explores the frontiers of interdisciplinary knowledge to provide major contributions to science, technology and society.

Funding Opportunities

  • Erasmus+ Mobility grants for students and staff 
  • Student Internships

Partnership Coordinator

Alma Lessing
International Partnerships & Development
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Mount Scopus, 9190500 Jerusalem, Israel
+972-(0)2-5880454
almal@savion.huji.ac.il

University of Bonn, Germany

University of Bonn

Partnership History

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Bonn signed their first agreement of cooperation in 2005. The wide range of joint activities includes student and faculty exchanges as well as extensive research collaborations in a number of fields.

Highlights

In May 2020, both universities jointly pledged to further advance their collaboration by establishing a Collaborative Research Grant Program, and launched a first joint Call for Joint Projects, open to all fields of study.

Information About the Partner Institution 

Founded in 1818, the University of Bonn is one of the largest and best research-led universities in Germany, with an international reputation as a leading institution of research and teaching. Its seven faculties cover a broad range of disciplines, many of which take a leading position in international rankings. This strong disciplinary record is supplemented by the work of six cross-faculty Transdisciplinary Research Areas (TRA) that create interdisciplinary spaces for exploration and innovation to address many of the central scientific, technological and social challenges of our contemporary world.

Funding Opportunities

Partnership Coordinator

Alma Lessing
International Partnerships & Development
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Mount Scopus, 9190500 Jerusalem, Israel
+972-(0)2-5880454
almal@savion.huji.ac.il

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

 

Partnership History

In 2012, Hebrew University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) began cooperating. In the years that followed, multiple agreements were signed, resulting in several joint degree programs and visits from delegations from both sides.

Highlights

  • MOU (2012)
  • Student exchange program – University level
  • Student exchange program – Faculty of Law
  • Student exchange program – Faculty of Agriculture  
  • Joint PhD program in Medicine
  • DUAL MA in Agriculture and Biology
  • Joint PhD in Agriculture

Information About the Partner Institution

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) was founded in 1896. SJTU currently comprises 6 campuses, 33 schools, 13 affiliated hospitals, 2 affiliated medical research institutes, 23 directly affiliated units and 5 directly affiliated enterprises. As a comprehensive university, SJTU offers 71 undergraduate programs covering 9 major disciplines: economics, law, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management, and arts. SJTU aims to enhance internationalization in education by following a future-oriented internationalization strategy, accelerating the implementation of a new international development plan and deepening strategic cooperations, among other measures.

Partnership Coordinator

Daniella Faktorovich
+972-(0)2-5883428
outgoing@savion.huji.ac.il

Peking University, China

Peking University logo

Partnership History

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Peking University launched their cooperation in 1992 and have since initiated many joint projects, including a well-established student exchange program. In 2014, Hebrew University’s Confucius Institute was inaugurated with support from Peking University. The institute’s aim is to promote research on Chinese culture and history, inform a broader audience about China’s society, economy and government, and enhance mutual understanding between the two countries. As part of this cooperation project, instructors from Peking University have taught at Hebrew University and HUJI students have attended online courses offered by Peking University.

Highlights

  • Student exchange program (general program, Business School, Department of Mathematics)
  • Confucius Institute
  • Faculty exchange program (mathematics)
  • Research workshops (biology and brain science)  
  • Joint conference (environmental sciences)
  • Visits of students from Peking University to HUJI (Business School)

Information About the Partner Institution

Founded in 1898, Peking University was originally known as the Imperial University of Peking. The university has played an important role as a pioneer in the process of China’s modernization. It was here that the country’s earliest modern education system was created. Peking University has become a center for teaching and research, embracing diverse branches of learning, such as natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, medical sciences, management, and education.

Partnership Coordinator

Daniella Faktorovich
+972-(0)2-5883428
outgoing@savion.huji.ac.il

National Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NCNST), Chin

National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China (NCNST)

Partnership History

In 2019, Hebrew University and the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology in Beijing signed a memorandum of understanding. Research collaborations have been at the center of the partnership through joint research proposals.  

Highlights

  • Cooperation project with researchers
  • Joint program between HUJI’s Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and NCNST

Information About the Partner Institution

The National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) in Beijing was established in 2003 and is dedicated to fundamental and applied research in the fields of nanoscience and technology. Three of the center’s laboratories are key laboratories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS): the CAS Key Laboratory for Biological Effects of Nanomaterials & Nanosafety, the CAS Key Laboratory for Standardization & Measurement for Nanotechnology, and the CAS Key Laboratory for Nanosystem and Hierarchical Fabrication. NCNST aims to become a world-class research center, a public technological platform and a training center for young talents in the field, and strives to be an important bridge for international academic exchange and collaboration.

Partnership Coordinator

Daniella Faktorovich
+972-(0)2-5883428
outgoing@savion.huji.ac.il

Central South University (CSU), China

Central South University (CSU), China

Partnership History

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Central South University (CSU) signed a memorandum of understanding in 2018. A joint call for collaborative research proposals between the CSU and HUJI’s Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and the Institute of Chemistry was launched in 2019. Eight joint projects were approved.

Highlights

  • Individual Research projects

Information about the institution 

Central South University in Changsha, Hunan, was established in 2000 by merging Hunan Medical University, Changsha Railway University and Central South University of Technology. Over 55,000 students are enrolled in the university, among them 34,000 undergraduate students. CSU comprises 31 schools and institutes that offer 104 undergraduate majors and numerous master’s degrees in various fields.

Partnership Coordinator

Daniella Faktorovich
+972-(0)2-5883428
outgoing@savion.huji.ac.il

Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Academia Sinica, Taiwan

 

Partnership History

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Academia Sinica, Taiwan, signed their first MOU in 2010, which was renewed in 2018.  In addition, an MOU for cooperation between administrative staff, departments, and research institutions was signed.

Highlights

  • MOU signed in 2018
  • Individual projects of researchers from HUJI 

Information About the Partner Institution

Academia Sinica was founded in 1928 to promote and undertake scholarly research in the sciences and humanities faculties. Academia Sinica has adopted various measures to promote the internal integration of research activities in its three divisions: Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Humanities and Social Sciences, so as to fulfill its goal of enhancing the value of research activities. Academia Sinica promotes international cooperation and scholarly exchanges that will accelerate the overall development of academic research at Academia Sinica.

Partnership Coordinator

Daniella Faktorovich
+972-(0)2-5883428
outgoing@savion.huji.ac.il