Strategic Partners

Hebrew University is an active partner in several strategic global partnerships with select universities around the world. These partnerships are mutually beneficial and support creative initiatives involving individual researchers as well as entire faculties from both institutions. Collaborative initiatives within the partnerships include conducting joint research, teaching joint programs, organizing joint workshops and conferences, and more. Programs with international partners are supported through joint funding.
 

Freie Universitaet Berlin

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Partnership History

A strong strategic partnership with Freie Universität Berlin has existed since 2011, based on a series of agreements, including a Strategic Collaboration Agreement signed in 2011, a university-level Student Exchange Agreement and faculty-level Exchange Agreements in various fields, including international relations, law and communications, a Joint PhD Agreement, Erasmus+ bilateral agreements for student and staff exchange, an Administrative Staff Exchange Agreement and various joint academic programs.

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Highlights

The partnership spans a wide range of joint teaching and research activities, including:

  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem-Freie Universität Berlin Joint PhD Program (To be published in Fall 2022)
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem-Freie Universität Berlin Joint Post-doctoral Program.
  • University Alliance for Sustainability – a partnership funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)’s funding scheme for strategic networks, and staff and student exchanges. In addition to Freie Universität Berlin and Hebrew University of Jerusalem, strategic partners in the alliance include Peking University (China), St. Petersburg State University (Russia) and the University of British Columbia (Canada). The HUJI Coordinator is Prof. Yael Mishael, Head of the School for Environmental Studies.
  • German-Israel Virtual Campus – Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Freie Universität Berlin have jointly created the German-Israeli Virtual Campus (GIVCA), a platform for the strategic joint development of digital teaching initiatives and the implementation of joint research projects. The goal of this project is to reach beyond the scope of the two universities and make a long-term impact on the use of digital technologies in teaching, research and the internationalization of universities.
  • Bilateral exchange programs for students – open to undergraduate and graduate students in all fields of study.
  • Erasmus+ Mobility Program – student, academic and administrative staff mobility in both directions, funded by the Erasmus+ KA107 International Credit Mobility Program, 2015-21.

Information About the Partner Institution

Freie Universität Berlin was founded in 1948 by professors and students, in response to the persecution faced by students who were critical of Universität Unter den Linden, at that time located in the Soviet sector of the divided city. The idea of establishing a free university was met with widespread support in the international community, including financial support. This aid helped pave the way for Freie Universität to become a university with an outstanding international reputation, guided by principles of freedom and internationality. Since its foundation, the academic ethos of Freie Universität Berlin has always been defined by three values: truth, justice, and freedom.

Funding Opportunities

  • Call for Joint Research Projects – Annual Call for Applications for joint seed projects, which has funded dozens of joint research projects.
  • Call for Joint Online Courses – Annual Call for Joint Online Courses, with the goal of advancing German-Israeli academic cooperation in research and teaching. Launched in 2021 through the German-Israeli Virtual Campus (GIVCA) initiative, the project promotes the development of joint digital and blended learning, teaching, and mobility formats for the benefit of students at both institutions.
  • Call for Joint Berlin-Jerusalem Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program – Annual Call for Applications from highly qualified, early career post-doctoral researchers. Each fellowship is awarded for 24 months and consists of two phases: 12 months at Freie Universität Berlin and 12 months at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The post-doctoral fellows conduct their research projects under the joint supervision of experienced researchers from both universities.
  • Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Teaching and Training (STT) – Annual Calls for Applications for staff mobility for the purpose of training and the exchange of knowledge and experiences.
  • Bilateral exchange programs for students – Annual Calls for Applications are published for undergraduate and post-graduate student mobility in both directions, for study periods of 1-2 semesters.

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

Dr. Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann
Department of Communication & Journalism, DAAD Center for German Studies
Room 6219 (Faculty of Humanities Building)
+972-2-5881329
tobias.ebbrecht-hartmann@mail.huji.ac.il

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University of Vienna

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Background

A strategic partnership with the University of Vienna was initiated in 2011 and is based on a series of agreements, including a Strategic Collaboration Agreement signed in 2011, a university-level Student Exchange Agreement, exchange agreements in various fields (including quantum science, humanities and Austrian studies), as well as Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Teaching and Training (STT) in all fields. 

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The partnership spans a wide range of joint teaching and research activities including:

  1. Joint seminars and workshops with researchers in selected disciplines that provide a framework to further develop research projects and prepare project proposals
  2. Mobility fellowships
  3. Joint classrooms

Highlights

  1. Joint Seminars – A Call for Applications for Joint Seminars and Workshops is published annually. Since 2015, twenty joint workshops in a variety of disciplines have been funded: marine science, quantum science, business administration, chemistry, life sciences, archaeology, agriculture, Bible studies, law, Japanese studies, and more.
  2. Quantum Initiative – Research and Development
  3. Summer Language Courses – Offered in German for HUJI Students (funded by HUJI Austrian Friends)

Information About the Partner Institution 

Founded in 1365, the University of Vienna is one of the oldest universities in the world. Today, it is the highest ranked university in Austria and – with approximately 7,000 academic staff members and about 10,000 graduates each year – by far the largest research and higher education institution in the country, as well as one of the largest in Europe. The University of Vienna is a comprehensive research-intensive public university with a strong international orientation. Its research is excellent as well as internationally competitive and it runs 178 study programs. The University of Vienna is open to the world and collaborates with numerous renowned partners. It stands for excellence in research and education, as well as for academic freedom, institutional autonomy, and fair access to education and knowledge.

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.i

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National Universities of Singapore

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SINGAPORE

HUJI`s scientific cooperation with Singapore is grounded in its long-term collaboration with the country’s two leading universities: Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the National University of Singapore (NUS). In 2016, these collaborations were significantly expanded by HUJI’s participation in CREATE, an international collaborative facility in Singapore, and with the establishment of SHARE, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s only international research center outside of Israel.

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Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) is home to 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, and Graduate Colleges. The university’s Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine is operated jointly with Imperial College London.

NTU is home to several world-class autonomous institutes: the National Institute of Education, the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, the Earth Observatory of Singapore, and the Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering. The university also houses various leading research centers, such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) and the Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N).

Ranked among the world's top universities by QS, NTU has been named the world's top young university for the past seven years. The university's main campus is frequently listed among the top 15 most beautiful university campuses in the world. Apart from its main campus, NTU also has a campus in Novena, Singapore's healthcare district.

Under the NTU Smart Campus Vision, the university harnesses the power of digital technology and tech-enabled solutions to support better learning and living experiences, the discovery of new knowledge, and the sustainability of resources.

Hebrew University and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) first collaborated in 2008 with a faculty agreement in life sciences, followed by a faculty agreement in law in 2011. In 2013, both universities signed a general MoU that includes student exchange. In 2018, a joint PhD program in the field of nanomaterials was added.

National University of Singapore (NUS)

The National University of Singapore aspires to be a vital community of academics, researchers, staff, students and alumni working together in the spirit of innovation and enterprise for a better world. Its singular focus on talent is the cornerstone of a truly great university that is dedicated to quality education, influential research, and visionary enterprise, in service of the country and its society.

Hebrew University and the National University of Singapore (NUS) first teamed up in 2011 with faculty agreements in law and business administration, and further expanded their cooperation with a joint PhD program in the fields of medicine and science, as well as a university-wide student exchange program. In 2016, a general MoU between the universities was signed, including student exchange.

CREATE, Singapore

CREATE in Singapore is an international collaborative facility that is home to research centers set up by top universities.

Hebrew University is part of CREATE through SHARE (Singapore-HUJI Alliance for Research and Enterprise). SHARE was established in 2016 to advance research collaboration with Singapore in general, and in particular with HUJI`s partner universities in Singapore. SHARE serves as an intellectual hub for research, scholarship, entrepreneurship and post-graduate exchange, with the aim of strengthening post-doctoral training and bringing together leading scientists from both countries to tackle major global challenges. 

Currently, SHARE has two active CREATE collaborative research projects with NUS and NTU:

  1. MMID2 - Molecular Mechanisms of Inflammatory Diseases
  2. SGSR - Soft Robotics for Smart Grippers

Funding Opportunities:

  1. Funding for collaborative research projects through CREATE
  2. HUJI-NUS Joint PhD Program in Medicine and Science
  3. HUJI-NTU Joint PhD Program in Nanomaterials

Partnership Coordinator at HUJI:

Alma Lessing
International Partnerships & Development
International Office
almal@savion.huji.ac.il

Partnership Coordinators in Singapore:

Prof. Shlomo Sasson
Director of SHARE
shlomo.sasson@mail.huji.ac.il

Tali Cliff-Tavor
Managing Director of SHARE
tcliff@share-huj.com

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University of Toronto

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Partnership History

Hebrew University and the University of Toronto have been collaborating since 2007, based on university-wide and faculty - level agreements in the fields of social work, the arts and humanities, and social sciences, including public policy and international relations. The broad portfolio of joint activities includes student exchanges at all levels, study abroad programs, summer programs, joint degree programs and joint research projects and workshops.

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Highlights

In 2020, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Toronto joined forces to launch a Strategic Research & Training Alliance. Teams consisting of three principal investigators from each institution are invited to jointly submit proposals for the development of a collaborative research focus, including the exchange of graduate and undergraduate students and researchers, as well as one post-doctoral fellow.

For the first cycle, from 2020 to 2024, projects in the fields of medicine, engineering and science will receive funding. The second cycle, from 2021 to 2025, funds projects in the social sciences, humanities, law, and social work.  


Information About the Partner Institution

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto (U of T) is Canada’s largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. The university consistently ranks among the top 25 universities in the world. Its distinguished faculty and institutional record of groundbreaking academic scholarship represent the third largest research entity in North America.

Funding Opportunities

  1. Joint Research and Training Alliance 
  2. The Halbert Center for Canadian Studies at HUJI – Supports and funds research on Canada by researchers and graduate students at Hebrew University. In addition, HUJI researchers and students are eligible to apply to programs offered by the Israel Association for Canadian Studies.
  3. Bilateral exchange programs for students – Annual Calls for Applications are published for undergraduate and post-graduate student mobility in both directions, for study periods of 1-2 semesters.
  4. HUJI-UT Entrepreneurship Highway - cooperation, co-learning and mutual visits with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Partnership Coordinator

Alma Lessing
International Partnerships & Development
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Mount Scopus, 9190500 Jerusalem, Israel
+972-(0)2-5880454

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University of Geneva

geneva

Partnership History

In 2016, Hebrew University established a strategic partnership with the University of Geneva, based on a series of agreements. These agreements include a Strategic Collaboration Agreement, as well as a university-level Student Exchange Agreement and faculty-level Exchange Agreements.
Hebrew University and the University of Geneva offer various levels of joint activities, ranging from student exchanges to a joint seed money funding scheme in all areas.

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Highlights

  • Call for Joint Research Projects – A Call for Proposals to the joint funding scheme is published annually, and 3-5 joint projects are typically funded every year. To date, 13 joint seed activities have been funded, including new joint research projects, workshops and joint courses in a great variety of disciplines, from natural sciences, medicine and neuroscience to social sciences, law, history, and archaeology.
  • Student Exchange – Opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in all fields of study. 

Information About the Partner Institution

Founded in 1559, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is one of the largest universities in Switzerland today. The institution enjoys an internationally acclaimed reputation and cultivates its openness to the world. It is distinguished by its intellectual heritage, its humanist tradition and the versatility of its teaching and research.

As a player in the digital revolution, the UNIGE is a pioneer in the use of digital technologies in all its sectors of activity.

Funding Opportunities

  1. Annual Call for Proposals for Joint Seed Funds - A Call for Proposals for the joint funding scheme is published annually and 3-5 joint projects are typically funded every year. To date, 13 joint seed activities have been funded, including new joint research projects, workshops and joint courses.
  2. Bilateral exchange programs for students – Annual Calls for Applications are published for undergraduate and post-graduate student mobility in both directions, for study periods of 1-2 semesters.

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

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