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Recognising an illustrious founder of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

08-12-2015

Albert Einstein was undoubtedly one of the most significant scientists and academic figures of the 20th century finishing his revolutionary General Theory of Relativity in 1915.  Today his name and science remain as recognisable as ever along with the story of his Jewish identity and passionate association with the dream and later the reality, of establishing the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the first and now foremost centre of advanced learning and research in Israel.

Hosted by Lord Rothschild at the spectacular Spencer House on Tuesday 8 December, 100 supporters of the British Friends of the Hebrew University were treated to an intimate supper with an exhibition of several display cabinets of Einstein documents showing key moments in his personal and academic life.   Guests also viewed materials showing Einstein's academic connection the UK. They later enjoyed a number of short addresses including from Hebrew University President, Prof Menahem Ben-Sasson who spoke about his vision for the future and looked forward the University's centenary of its cornerstone laying ceremony which took place in 1918

The keynote address came from Prof Hanoch Gutfreund, former President and former Rector of the Hebrew University recognised as a world expert on the life of Albert Einstein and curator of the more than 80,000 documents in the Einstein archive bequeathed by Einstein himself to the Hebrew University when he died in 1955.

In his presentation Prof Ben-Sasson quoted from Albert Einstein in the year of the University's formal opening in 1925

"A pluralistic institution, where science and knowledge are developed for the benefit of humankind, in an atmosphere free of discrimination and prejudice"

"We strive to live up to Einstein's vision" commented Prof Ben-Sasson, "to be an open and tolerant environment, aspiring to excellence, serving all citizens of the State of Israel sharing our knowledge and collaborating internationally for the benefit of the family of nations"

Guests included Astronomer Royal Prof Martin Rees, Nobel Laureate Prof Roger Kornberg and distinguished London-based Israeli artist Zadok Ben-David who designed and presented his limited edition Einstein statuette.

Hebrew University European Conference Berlin 2016

There is a special rate on offer until Dec. 31st for early registrations. All info and rates on our web page

14-04-2016

The British Friends turn 90 years old!

Supporting the Hebrew University since 1926

05-01-2016

Hebrew University Launches Israel's First Centre for 3D and Functional Printing

The 3D and Functional Printing Centre at The Hebrew University is a printing hub providing technologies and infrastructure for research and industrial innovation

27-12-2015

The UK's ambassador to Israel, Mr David Quarrey, visited The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

He discussed ways to deepen the University's collaboration with British academic institutions

22-12-2015

Save the Date - The 100th Anniversary of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity

A Centenary Lecture by Prof. Hanoch Gutfreund of the Hebrew University

09-12-2015

Centenary Lecture marking the 100th Anniversary of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity

A lecture was given by former President and Rector of the Hebrew University Professor Hanoch Gutfreund

09-12-2015

Recognising an illustrious founder of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Marking the 100th anniversary of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity

08-12-2015

President of The Hebrew University meets with HU graduates in London

Prof Ben-Sasson took advantage of his visit to London to meet with Hebrew University graduates kindly hosted by Fladgate LLP.

08-12-2015

German President Joachim Gauck Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Addresses Israel-German relations and current events

06-12-2015

Impression of King Hezekiah’s Royal Seal Discovered in Excavations South of Temple Mount

First seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king ever exposed in situ in a scientific archaeological excavation

02-12-2015

Functional Human Liver Cells Grown in the Lab

German-Israeli partnership develops a library of highly functional liver cells from varying genetic backgrounds for scientific, clinical and pharmaceutical development

26-11-2015

Ambassador Yossi Gal

Ambassador Yossi Gal, a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is assuming the role of Hebrew University Vice President for University Advancement and External Relations.

19-11-2015

Internationally Acclaimed Researchers Discover a Novel Double Dagger Anti-Cancer Agent

The veteran cancer researcher, Professor Emeritus Alexander Levitzki of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, says new findings show a link between colorectal cancer and melanoma drug treatment known as "NT157,"in two recently published studies.

10-11-2015

Scientists Discover Genetic Mechanism Essential to Ovary Development

Findings implicate a novel pathway in the normal development and maintenance of the ovary, with implications for diagnosis and the development of future treatment options

08-11-2015

Scientists Say Alzheimer's Is Probably A Collection Of Diseases That Should Be Treated Separately

Researchers at the HU have proposed that the malady is actually a collection of diseases that probably should be treated with a variety of different approaches.

03-11-2015

New Imaging Method To Reduce Risk In Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Fiber-optic illumination identifies bile ducts to minimize risk of injury during laparoscopic procedure Egyptian surgeon at Hadassah Medical Centre led Hebrew University BioDesign team in Jerusalem

29-10-2015

Updates regarding the third BIRAX Research Call

The Call, which opened 10 September, was discussed by Prime Minister David Cameron and Prime Minister Netanyahu during their meeting last month and will fund joint research to tackle the most urgent global health challenges

27-10-2015

German and Israeli Research Leaders Join Forces to Launch Global Cybersecurity Centre

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Fraunhofer SIT, Germany’s leading institute for applied cybersecurity research, agreed to jointly create a project centre for cybersecurity in Jerusalem

21-10-2015

India's President Mukherjee Awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree at Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem conferred an honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree upon Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India, in Jerusalem today.

15-10-2015

Scientists at the University Convert Skin Cells Into Placenta-Generating Cells

Researchers from the University of Jerusalem, led by Dr. Yosef Buganim of the School of Medicine-IMRIC-Developmental Biology and Cancer Research, have succeeded in converting skin cells into stable and fully functional placenta-generating cells

13-10-2015

Researchers Reveal the Mechanisms Underlying Diverse Brain States

Major Milestone in Brain Science: International Research Team Digitized and Simulated Neural Tissue, Revealing the Mechanisms Underlying Diverse Brain States

08-10-2015

Hebrew University Ranked #1 in Israel in 2015-16 Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Hebrew University is Now Israel's Leader in All Major International Rankings

01-10-2015

The Hebrew University 2015/16 President's Report

President's Report 2015 Brief Overview

08-09-2015

Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ranked #1 in Israel, #3 in Asia, #67 Worldwide

Maintaining its #1 position in Israel and #3 position in Asia, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem rose three positions to #67 among the 500 top universities in the world, in the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

01-09-2015

Israeli-German partnership aims to replace animal experiments with advanced liver-on-chip devices

Bionic Liver Micro-Organs Explain Off-Target Toxicity of Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

17-08-2015

The Hebrew University hosts the World Science Conference in Israel

The World Science Conference in Israel takes place in August. The event will feature 400 young scientists from over 70 countries, meeting with eminent scientists and 15 Nobel laureates, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

13-08-2015

Region’s Leading Autism Centre to be Established by Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical Centre

Planned investment of $75 million USD. Will be the leading centre in the field of autism in Israel and the Middle East.

12-08-2015

The Centre for Multiculturalism Embracing our Diverse Community

BFHU hosts Prof Michael Karayanni

23-07-2015

Hebrew U Veterinary Dentist Fixes Peacekeeping K-9's Canine

Meet Dano: a 7-year-old Malinois (short-haired Belgian Shepherd Dog), whose military service includes two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, where his responsibilities included explosives detection.

16-07-2015

Pears Foundation Alumni Symposium in Plant Sciences: September 2015

Knowledge Sharing: A Key for Enhancing Agricultural Productivity – invitation to register

09-07-2015

General Medical Council Chair, Prof Terence Stephenson, the 2015 Henry Cohen Visiting Professor

A partnership between the Jewish Association and the British Friends of the Hebrew University A 5-day visit to Israel including the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Medical Faculty

25-06-2015

Making Sesame Seeds a Growth Area in Global Food Production

Scientist wins Kaye Innovation Award for recognizing ancient crop's value to a hungry planet

15-06-2015

Azrieli Foundation Donates $10M for Hebrew University Research

Expanded center to focus on groundbreaking stem cell and genetic studies

03-06-2015

German FM Steinmeier, Former President Peres at Hebrew University Convocation

In the moments prior to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's annual Convocation, Israel's ninth president Shimon Peres met with German Foreign Dr. Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

31-05-2015

The University's annual Board of Governors gathering, celebrating its 90th anniversary

Over 300 supporters gather from across the world and from Israel for a 5 day celebratory series of events to honour the past and to look forward to the 100th anniversary of the Hebrew University – and beyond – them 29-05-2015

HU 90th Anniversary & Honouring Dame Gail & Gerald Ronson

Celebrating the 90th anniversary of the formal opening of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1925, the British Friends marked the special event by honouring Dame Gail & Gerald Ronson for their friendship and support

21-05-2015

Hebrew University Mourns the Passing of Prof. Wistrich, Leading Historian and Scholar of Antisemiti

Prof. Wistrich died while in Italy to address the Italian Senate on the subject of rising antisemitism in Europe

20-05-2015

Second Stage Development Gift to the Edmond and Lily Safra Centre

Mrs. Lily Safra and the Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation Make $30 Million Second Stage Development Gift to the Edmond and Lily Safra Centre for Brain Sciences (ELSC) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

12-05-2015

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier to Receive Honorary Doctorate

Award comes as Israel and Germany mark 50 years of diplomatic relations

11-05-2015

Prof Yuval Dor, shares a novel approach for non-invasive diagnosis of human disease

British Friends Medical Group lecture attracts large crowd

21-04-2015

Nobel Prize Winner Herta Muller to Read in Jerusalem

On April 29, the Final Event of a Joint Lecture Series on German Literature Presented by Freie Universitat Berlin and Hebrew University of Jerusalem

21-04-2015

90th anniversary of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

A letter from the President of the Hebrew University, Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson

01-04-2015

Nobel Prize laureate conference in Jerusalem this summer

Delegations including up to 20 Nobel Prize laureates and 400 young scientists and thinkers from 60 countries will attend a conference in the capital in August.

25-03-2015

An exclusive worldwide collaboration agreement to treat serious medical conditions

ISA Scientific, Yissum, Hadasit and the Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research to Collaborate on Treating Diabetes and Other Serious Health Conditions with Cannabidiol

23-03-2015

Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Freie Universität Berlin Expand Strategic Cooperation

Marking 50 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany, presidents of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Freie Universität Berlin signed a joint doctoral 18-02-2015

Pope Francis Meets Hebrew University Delegation

A delegation of 50 Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem from across Europe held a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

28-01-2015

Scientists map brains of the blind

Scientists map brains of the blind to solve mysteries of human brain specialization

23-01-2015
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