Hebrew U 370.
(photo credit: Courtesy of the Hebrew University)
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem announced on Thursday that it will be
awarding a record number of 375 doctorates at its upcoming convocation ceremony
taking place on Sunday, the largest graduating class in the State of
Among the graduates, more women than men are to receive doctoral
degrees – 205 women and 170 men.
For the first time this year, more women
than men are to graduate with a doctorate in the exact sciences: 120 women
compared to 104 men.
A total of 224 degrees are to be awarded in the
exact sciences, and 151 in other disciplines.
The ceremony, marking the
opening of the 76th International Board of Governors Meeting, is to include the
granting of the Solomon Bublick Prize and the Samuel Rothberg Prize for Jewish
Honorary doctorates are to be given to recipients including:
Chemistry Nobel laureate Prof. Sidney Altman; international entrepreneur and
supporter of brain sciences Pierre Falcone; attorney Daniel Jacobson; Jewish
studies scholar Prof. Mauro Perani; international business leader Dr. Leonard
Polonsky; mathematician Prof. Marina Ratner; founder of the Israel Mental
Health Association Chanita Rodney; attorney George A. Schieren; political
theorist, philosopher and public intellectual Prof. Michael Walzer; economist
and former president of Mexico Dr. Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León; and
Israeli artist Moshe Gershuni.
Actress Barbra Streisand is to receive
honorary doctorate in a separate ceremony on Monday.
The 76th meeting of
the Hebrew University’s Board of Governors is taking place in conjunction with
the annual Presidential Conference, an international event that is celebrating
President Shimon Peres’s 90th birthday this year.