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Hebrew University search committee recommends Rector Asher Cohen for President

17-05-2017

Following a rigorous search process, a presidential search committee has unanimously recommended that the university’s Rector, Prof. Asher Cohen, be elected President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The recommendation will be brought for approval to the Board of Managers and the Executive Committee.

As Rector of the Hebrew University for the past five years, Prof. Cohen led a number of important processes. These include recruiting top researchers from Israel and around the world and providing them with the tools to stand at the forefront of global research, refreshing the university’s curricula and developing innovative programs that combine diverse disciplines, and increasing the university’s international cooperation and student and staff exchanges with leading institutions around the world.

After graduating with a B.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Psychology from the Hebrew University, Prof. Cohen did his doctoral and post-doctoral studies at the University of Oregon in the United States. He served as a senior lecturer at Indiana University before returning in the early 1990s to the Hebrew University’s Department of Psychology, in the Faculty of Social Sciences. From 2008 to 2012, he served as the head of the Department of Psychology. He also held various leadership positions at the University, including being elected by his peers to serve as head of the Association of University Professors.

Prof. Cohen’s research in the cognitive sciences focuses on the relationship between the human perception system and human response mechanisms, in situations that require very fast motor responses. In the framework of his research, Prof. Cohen developed a theoretical model that successfully predicts in which situations performing two tasks will lead to a decline in abilities. 

 

Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Prize Awarded to Hebrew University Scientists

Yaakov Nahmias and Nir Friedman win prize for a bold new model of human metabolism

18-09-2017

Pears Foundation honoured at the Hebrew University Wall of Life

Trevor Pears addresses the audience at the Hebrew University

14-09-2017

Hebrew University ranked #1 in Israel and #186 World Wide

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017 list the 980 top universities in the world, making it the biggest international league table to date

07-09-2017

Hebrew University’s Centre for Jewish Art launches the world’s largest Index of Jewish Art

The online Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art preserves the rich artistic heritage of the Jewish people throughout time and across the globe

09-08-2017

Mysterious Children’s Neurological Disease is Traced to a Single Error in One Gene

the first time that an excess of ribosomal RNA has been linked to a disease in humans

03-08-2017

Rapid 3D printing in water using novel hybrid nanoparticles holds promise for old and new industries

A new type of nano-photoinitiator could lead to advanced biomedical and industrial materials, along with more environmentally friendly printing processes

02-08-2017

Iconic Einstein 'tongue' photo brings in $125,000 at auction

The Hebrew University stands to benefit from the latest sale, since Einstein bequeathed his estate, including the use of his image, to the Jerusalem institution

30-07-2017

Comprehensive study shows a significant ongoing decline in sperm counts of Western men

Meta-analysis finds that among men from North America, Europe and Australia, sperm concentration has declined more than 50% in less than 40 years

25-07-2017

UK prize to the Hebrew University

The Rosetrees Trust prize acknowledges the Hebrew University's research prowess in the fields of medical science and engineering

20-07-2017

New tool could lead to earlier diagnosis, better treatment of Parkinson’s disease

Suaad Abd-Elhadi wins a Kaye Innovation Award for a new diagnostic tool that could pave the way for early diagnosis and improved treatment of one of the most common and debilitating neurodegenerative disorders

05-07-2017

Hebrew University is Ranked #11 Worldwide for Math

Among Top 100 in 10 Subjects, Says Prestigious Shanghai Ranking

03-07-2017

Prof. Asher Cohen Elected Next President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is pleased to announce that its Board of Governors, headed by its Chairman Mr. Michael Federmann, has elected Prof. Asher Cohen as the next President of the Hebrew University.

03-07-2017

Youth summit for peace in Jerusalem

Youth from five continents join Palestinian and Israeli students, religious and academic leaders, in answer to Pope Francis' call for peacebuilding through the culture of encounter

02-07-2017

Mrs. Safra Dedicates the New Home of Hebrew University's Centre for Brain Sciences

Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat, British Architect Lord Norman Foster, and more than 400 friends and supporters joined the gala celebration and naming ceremony of Israel's largest neuroscience centre

02-07-2017

First 'haploid' human stem cells could change the face of medical research

Potential for regenerative medicine and cancer research earns doctoral student Ido Sagi a Kaye Innovation Award

28-06-2017

An Israeli innovation feeds the world with more fish protein

A new way to grow larger fish and feed the expanding world population earns Prof. Berta Levavi-Sivan a 2017 Kaye innovation Award

27-06-2017

A simple test to identify diseases from dying cells could save lives

Prof. Yuval Dor and Dr. Ruth Shemer receive Kaye Innovation Award for developing a way to detect specific tissue damage from a blood sample

25-06-2017

Algorithm leads to a dramatic improvement in drug discovery methods

Discovery earns Prof. Amiram Goldblum a 2017 Kaye Innovation Award

22-06-2017

Jewish News meets Trevor Pears: ‘I get immense pleasure in helping people help others’

Trevor Pears tells Stephen Oryszczuk how his identities both as a Jew and as a global citizen have shaped his philanthropy

15-06-2017

HU Quantum Information Science Centre wins tender to build national quantum communications system

Research at Israel's leading quantum science centre paves the way for massive improvements in computation speed and secure communication

11-06-2017

Hebrew University #1 in Israel, in QS World University Rankings

Ranking positions Hebrew University among the top 1% of world’s 26,000 institutions of higher education

08-06-2017

Hebrew University to Dedicate New Home of the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC)

Philanthropist Mrs. Lily Safra, Architect Lord Norman Foster, and more than 400 people from Israel and abroad to attend the gala celebration and naming ceremony of Israel's largest neuroscience centre

06-06-2017

Researchers find micro-gene that protects the brain from developing epilepsy

Increased levels of a micro-RNA could have a protective effect that explains why identical stressors trigger seizures in some people but not in others

05-06-2017

Innovation Summit Showcases Israel’s Technology & Science Leadership

Hebrew University's NEXUS:ISRAEL looks at hybrid solutions for global challenges

05-06-2017

NewStem Introduces Novel Technology for Predicting Resistance to Chemotherapies

Diagnostic kit based on proprietary understanding of human haploid pluripotent stem cells

22-05-2017

Hebrew University search committee recommends Rector Asher Cohen for President

Following a rigorous search process, a presidential search committee has unanimously recommended that the universitys Rector, Prof. Asher Cohen, be elected President

17-05-2017

2017 Annual Lionel Cohen Lecture

The guest speaker was the Right Honourable the Lord Thomas of Cymgiedd Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

15-05-2017

Dr Raji's interview by Simon Barrett Political and Middle East Correspondent for RevelationTV

Dr Raji is a Hebrew University International Master in Public Health Scholar, sponsored by the Pears Foundation

10-05-2017

Cannabis reverses aging processes in brains of mice

Next step: clinical trials in humans to see whether THC reverses aging processes and increases cognitive ability

08-05-2017

The New CyberLaw Programme

The CyberLaw Programme is a new and exciting project led by Professor Yuval Shany, Pro-Dean for Strategic Development of the Hebrew University

02-05-2017

MEET THIS YEAR’S INDEPENDENCE DAY TORCH LIGHTERS

Each torch lighter at the Independence Day ceremony on Mount Herzl has a unique connection to the capital

02-05-2017

To Members of the International Board of Governors of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

We join our American Friends in mourning the passing of our dear friend Harvey M. Krueger.

26-04-2017

Statement from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University and the Rothberg International School express our deep sorrow over the murder of Hannah Bladon

15-04-2017

Hebrew University Launches Multidisciplinary Centre on Cannabinoid Research

The new Centre will serve as one of the worlds leading institutes for conducting and coordinating research about cannabinoids, endocannabinoids and medical Cannabis

05-04-2017

20th annual Sternberg Ceremony at the Hebrew University

2017 marked the 20th anniversary of The Sir Sigmund and Lady Hazel Sternberg Prizes for Interfaith Understanding

04-04-2017

How stress controls haemoglobin levels in blood

Even at the cellular level, stress and the ability to mount a stress response are essential to our survival

04-04-2017

Teacher-Scholars Programme at the Faculty of Science of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Without these teachers, many of these high schools simply wouldn't have science teachers

30-03-2017

High burden of Iodine deficiency found in Israel’s first national survey

62% of school-age children and 85% of pregnant women have low iodine intakes

27-03-2017

The 64th Annual Dinner of the Legal Group of the British Friends of the Hebrew University

The evening was hosted by Lord Pannick QC, Chairman of the Legal Group

16-03-2017

Intel Buying Mobileye For $15 Billion In Biggest Israel Hi-Tech Deal Ever

In the biggest deal to ever hit Israels hi-tech industry, US chip giant Intel will be buying Jerusalem’s autonomous driving company Mobileye for about $15 billion

13-03-2017

Home Instruction for Parents and Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Programme to be Launched in Korea

Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Lolo Educational Services Co., Korea

08-03-2017

Hebrew University is the First Israeli Academic Institute to Recognize Palestinian Test Results

This new policy will significantly increase the number of East Jerusalem Palestinians who attend the University

02-03-2017

Germany’s Order of Merit Awarded to Hebrew University President Menahem Ben-Sasson

The Order of Merit recognizes Prof. Ben-Sasson's outstanding, extensive, and personal commitment to German-Israeli relations in the field of science, and thus to the cooperation between our two nations

01-03-2017

Do We Look Like Our Names? New Research Says Yes

Study suggests that people 'live up to their name' with their facial appearance

27-02-2017

‘Smart’ bacteria remodel their genes to infect our intestines

Hebrew University researchers describe how infectious bacteria sense they are attached to intestinal cells and remodel their gene expression to exploit our cells and colonize our gut

22-02-2017

Israeli and Palestinian Researchers Cooperate to Find Risk Factors for B Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

In both groups, recreational sun exposure, black hair-dye use, a history of hospitalization for infection, and having a first-degree relative with a blood cancer were associated with B-NHL. Each group had unique risk factors too.

19-02-2017

Focus on Lord Pannick, QC, Chairman of BFHU Legal Group

Lord Pannick, QC, at Blackstone Chambers, acted for the lead claimant Gina Miller in the historic 11-justice Supreme Court case.

09-02-2017

Bacteria Sleep, Then Rapidly Evolve, to Survive Antibiotic Treatments

Hebrew University biophysicists used quantitative approaches from Physics to understand issues in Biology

09-02-2017

Pope Francis together with Scholas Global Directors meets Hebrew University leaders

Hebrew University Truman Institute together with Scholas Occurrentes Educational Organization established by Pope Francis, are developing a conference and a programme on Culture of Encounter through Education in Jerusalem

08-02-2017

MercuRemoval’s Technology Demonstrates Success in Mercury Removal from Flue Gas Emissions

Results obtained in a joint trial with Israel Electric Corporation (IEC)

06-02-2017

Science Brings Tomatoes Back Their Good Old Flavour

Hebrew University researchers are part of an international team that identified the chemical compounds and the functional genes that give a tomato its great taste

05-02-2017

Israel Prize to be Awarded to Hebrew University Prof. Yehuda Liebes

Prof. Liebes, from the Department of Jewish Thought, awarded for his work in Kaballah and Jewish myth

05-02-2017

Both push and pull drive our Galaxy’s race through space

Discovery of the Dipole Repeller confirms that both attraction and repulsion are at play in our extragalactic neighbourhood

30-01-2017

Dyslexia Linked to Shorter Memory Trace of Previous Stimuli

Hebrew University Researchers provide new insight into the brain mechanisms underlying a condition that causes reading and writing difficulties

25-01-2017

More Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Found in the Cave of Skulls

New fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls have been uncovered by Archaeologists working on a salvage excavation in the Cave of Skulls by the Dead Sea in Israel.

10-01-2017

US and Israeli researchers join forces by applying nanotechnology to cancer research

American and Israeli research teams are preparing to explore treatments for cancer using science and engineering at the molecular level, commonly known as nanotechnology.

10-01-2017

For viral predators of bacteria, sensitivity can be contagious

Bacteriophages (phages) are probably the most abundant entities in nature, often exceeding bacterial densities by an order of magnitude.

10-01-2017

Of Mice and Men: Unique Electrical Properties of Human Nerve Cells Make a Difference

Scientists present first direct evidence that human neocortical neurons have unique membrane properties that enhance signal processing

04-01-2017

Addressing War, Crime and Privacy in Cyberspace

States can no longer legislate solely within their own boundaries; project aims address war, crime and privacy in cyberspace

04-01-2017
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