Hebrew University

Jerusalem-based university founded in 1918 by Einstein and Chaim Weizmann

Research by Yafit Gilboa of Jerusalem's Hebrew University on cognitive decline among cancer survivor
Israeli researchers discover how stress affects fight against COVID-19

“We’re going to see the outcomes of this outbreak way beyond the direct effects of the virus on those who were infected."

By LARRY LUXNER/JTA
17/09/2020
Jerusalem, from the balcony of Hebrew University Mount Scopus campus
Hebrew University awarded grant to fund Holocaust, human rights education

The Alfred Landecker Foundation grant entails the establishment of three new academic initiatives, and supplemental funding that will go towards the university's Minerva Center for Human Rights.

Deep breaths: Smoking pollution in Tel Aviv
Hebrew U. finds tobacco companies using loopholes to market to teens

Earlier in the year, new legislation concerning the marketing of tobacco products went into effect, which focuses on a prohibition of the display of tobacco products.

Hebrew University professor Shimon Shetreet running for president

Shetreet served as a Labor MK from 1992 to 1996 and held the religious affairs; science, culture and sports; and industry and trade portfolios.

07/09/2020
Dr. Ami Appelbaum, Chairman of the Board of the Israel Innovation Authority and of the ISERD Steerin
Nine Israeli orgs. win EU funding under Horizon 2020 prog. to fight corona

The EU’s Horizon 2020 program urgently called for developments that will assist in responding to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Israeli army Technicians carry out a diagnostic test for coronavirus in a IDF lab in central Israel
Hebrew U researchers warn: Take ‘vigorous action’ against COVID-19 now

The research team, which has been publishing predictions throughout the first and second waves, also said that as many as 600 patients will be in critical condition within nine days.

Prof. Ruth Gavison: A legal giant and a born mensch

Prof. Gavison, or “Rutie” as she insisted, was a brilliant legal scholar whose reach and dimension I could only sense, since her incisive scholarship was well beyond the scope of my comprehension.

Israeli experts struggle with one of the country’s most aggressive pest

The plant has a notorious reputation of being an aggressive invader that does not respond to pesticides and has serious negative effects on the environment, agriculture and human health.

By YAEL MOR , ZAVIT/SCIENCE , ENVIRONMENT NEWS AGENCY
22/08/2020
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE of London was home to a violent student protest in 2016 against an event featurin
London U moves Hebrew program from Jerusalem to Haifa

Simon Wiesenthal Center claimed the move was because the school felt Jerusalem is on "occupied territory." The school said their contract ended.

By OMRI RON
19/08/2020
Israel looking to bring top scientists home during coronavirus pandemic

ScienceAbroad is trying to help by informing scientists about the NIS 280,000 two-year Shamir scholarship to help scientists return and set up a lab here. The scholarship is by the Science Ministry.

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