“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.”.
– Professor Albert Einstein (Press Interview 1929)
“If I had to pick one partnership that is most emblematic of our Foundation’s identity and values it would be the Pears Scholarships Initiative at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. It links Jewish values, Israeli expertise and the skills and knowledge of the students themselves to create a truly global cohort of leaders who can create lasting change in their own countries. I am proud and humbled by every Pears scholar I meet and it is a privilege to support them.”
“We are proud to support the Hebrew University: a university for all citizens of Israel and a major participant in the global academic and research community. The Hebrew University epitomises what is best about Israel. It stands for excellence and inclusion in education which is vital for the future of the state of Israel. Its importance has never been greater in helping to feed and heal the world and we particularly loved meeting Hebrew University students on campus.”
“Rosetrees has supported outstanding research at the Hebrew University since 2000 and we are delighted that the prestigious Rosetrees Interdisciplinary Prize 2017 was won by Professor Yaakov Nahmias and Professor Nir Friedman for their research, Circadian Rhythms on a Human Chip. We wish the Hebrew University Jerusalem continuing success with world class research.”
“The Hebrew University epitomises what is best about Israel. It stands for excellence and inclusion in education which is vital for the future of the state of Israel. Its importance has never been greater in helping to feed and heal the world and we particularly loved meeting Hebrew University students on campus whose enthusiasm is a huge inspiration.”
The Kennedy Leigh Charitable Trust
“The Kennedy Leigh Charitable Trust, now in its fourth generation, feels proud and privileged to be part of the Hebrew University going forward into the future.
The Kennedy Leigh Research Complex for Eco-Systems Services in Agriculture will provide a hub to further the many remarkable breakthroughs already made by the Rehovot Faculty and bring together multi-disciplinary research in sustainable farming, the study of bees, entomology, soil and water sciences, plant sciences and natural modes of pest control. In this way, it will create an optimal arena for a fruitful pollination and cross-fertilisation of ideas as well as insuring protection to the environment and the conservation of biodiversity.”
Dr Benjamin Angel Foundation
“The quality, diversity and all round excellence of the medical faculty of the Hebrew University makes it the ideal recipient of the scholarships the Foundation provides. Meeting the students each year is especially gratifying.”
Drs Andrew and Selina Gellert
“With long careers as General Practitioners and in medical education we were delighted to sponsor a medical student at the Hebrew University and would recommend it to anyone who has the means to do so as both heartwarming and a pleasure.
We have been deeply impressed by the calibre and maturity of the medical students and by the quality of their education. Their knowledge and dedication is exceptional and sponsorship of such talented students from diverse backgrounds, who could not otherwise have had the opportunity to study at the Hebrew University, is an utterly worthwhile endeavour.
The British Friends facilitate regular correspondence between us and the individual student we support and we have been excited to meet her on several occasions, both in London and Jerusalem.”
“The Hebrew University occupies an important and unique place in the history of the Birk family; our close association goes back over 80 years and now spans four generations.
This remarkable institution represents innovation, passion for learning, academic excellence, inclusiveness, nurturing and enabling. It is, without doubt, an international pillar of higher education, with which I am deeply proud to be associated.
The highlight of my year is to go to Jerusalem to present the Ellis and Alma Birk Scholars Prizes to our utterly outstanding recipients. It is an honour and a privilege to meet them, talk with them and to witness first-hand their passion for their chosen field. It is a moving and humbling experience.”
John S Gradel
“As a scholarship donor, I am always pleased to read the regular reports of academic progress written by the students themselves, and have thoroughly enjoyed meeting the students at the University on several occasions.”
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