Hebrew University Professor Honoured as British Academy Fellow for Outstanding Research

Hebrew University Professor Honoured as British Academy Fellow for Outstanding Research
21st July 2023 Moriah Aharon

21 July 2023

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem takes great pride in congratulating its distinguished professor, Adam Lefstein, on his appointment as a Fellow by the esteemed British Academy. Prof. Lefstein’s exceptional contributions serve as a shining example of the excellence and diversity of humanities and social sciences research worldwide, emphasizing the significance of his work.

“We are immensely proud of Professor Adam Lefstein on his well-deserved recognition as a Fellow of the British Academy. This prestigious honor not only acknowledges his exceptional achievements but also underscores the significant impact his research has had on society,” stated Prof. Asher Cohen, President of the Hebrew University.

Prof. Lefstein’s research in the field of education has greatly advanced our understanding of the intricate nature of classroom practice, while simultaneously bolstering the teaching profession and improving teacher learning processes. As a result, educational outcomes have improved, leading to expanded opportunities for countless individuals. His appointment as a Fellow of the British Academy further reinforces the Hebrew University’s unwavering commitment to academic excellence and the advancement of knowledge in the humanities and social sciences.

“Prof. Lefstein’s accomplishments reflect the dedication and intellectual rigor demonstrated by our esteemed faculty members, further solidifying the Hebrew University’s position as a leading institution of higher learning,” added Prof. Cohen.

The Hebrew University extends its heartfelt congratulations to Professor Adam Lefstein on this well-deserved recognition and wishes him continued success in his future endeavors.

 The British Academy is the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences. They mobilize these disciplines to understand the world and shape a brighter future. They invest in researchers and projects across the UK and overseas, engage the public with fresh thinking and debates, and bring together scholars, government, business and civil society to influence policy for the benefit of everyone.

 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel’s premier academic and research institution. With over 25,000 students from 90 countries, it is a hub for advancing scientific knowledge and holds a significant role in Israel’s civilian scientific research output, accounting for nearly 40% of it and has received over 11,000 patents. The university’s faculty and alumni have earned eight Nobel Prizes and a Fields Medal, underscoring their contributions to ground-breaking discoveries. In the global arena, the Hebrew University ranks 77th according to the Shanghai Ranking, making it the top-ranked Israeli institution. To learn more about the university’s academic programs, research initiatives, and achievements, visit the official website. 

Adam Lefstein, credit Dani Machlis