Hebrew University doctoral graduates.
(photo credit: MIRIAM ALSTER)
At the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 335 students will be awarded Ph.D. degrees, transcending all other academic institutions within the State of Israel.
Last year the university awarded 311 Ph.D.s, and in 2012 they awarded 366 doctorates.
The bulk of them, over 50%, will be awarded in Natural Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences - with graduates ages spanning from 27 to 75, a 48 year age difference including multiple generations.
“We see ourselves as creating the next generation of leaders that connect knowledge and innovation with industry," Hebrew University President Asher Cohen said. "Our Board of Governors participants will have a front-row seat to the wonderful synergy of entrepreneurship and academia here in Jerusalem, as we celebrate our new doctorates and honor global and local leaders who advance science, social goals, law and learning and promote pluralism and peace.”
In addition, Hebrew University will be awarding honorary degrees and academic prizes to notable individuals, writers, scholars and researchers, such as retired Supreme Court Justice Miriam Naor, who will earn an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy at this year's event.
In regards to recent campus-based innovations, the university stated that "international participants [will receive] an insider’s view of Jerusalem’s high-tech ecosystem, with a special focus on innovation in food and agro-tech, nanoscience, and advances in the entrepreneurial sector. To cap the festivities, Mobileye founder and HUJI computer science professor Amnon Shashua will inaugurate the new Mobileye Building at HUJI’s Edmond J. Safra Campus."
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