The Academic Excellence Programme aims to help world-class academic research thrive in Israel. Such activity is crucial to realizing elements of Yad Hanadiv’s mission, from advancing a vibrant society open to new ideas, to promoting equal opportunity and democratic values. Excellent universities are the birthplace of cutting-edge research and new intellectual frontiers, a prime meeting place for Israelis of different backgrounds, and a forum in which to encounter intellectual and scientific leaders from around the world. They are a vital pathway for talented Israelis to develop their potential and extend their reach internationally and are critical for long-term economic growth.
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The Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) is a national scientific institution designed to serve as a catalyst for high quality, innovative research in diverse fields. Founded in 1975 and housed on the Givat Ram Campus of The Hebrew University, the Institute was inspired by the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. It has provided scholars of the highest calibre with an opportunity to combine independent inquiry with fruitful interaction among colleagues. The IIAS organises Collaborative Research Groups focused on shared topics and enables Israeli researchers to be mentored by eminent scholars in their fields. It holds workshops and conferences to encourage sharing of scientific knowledge with the broader academic community and the public at large.
Israel Institute for Advanced Studies Website
Congratulations to the winners of the 2024 Rothschild Prize:
Prof. Uri Banin - Chemical Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. Moni Naor - Computer Sciences, The Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Michael (Micky) Elad - Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Prof. Rotem Sorek - Life Sciences, The Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Tamar Ziegler - Mathematics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. Mordechai (Moti) Segev - Physics, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Prof. Ron Milo - Environmental Sciences, The Weizmann Institute of Science
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