Timeline

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1918

Foundation stones laid on Mount Scopus in the presence of Chaim Weizmann, General Allenby and world Jewish leaders

1923

Professor Albert Einstein delivers the Hebrew University’s inaugural scientific lecture

1925

Inaugural opening of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Einstein Institute of Mathematics established

1942

Founding of Israel’s first and only Faculty of Agriculture

1975

Opening of the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies

1976

Hebrew University Professor and alumnus Michael Rabin wins Turing Award in Computer Science

1985

Opening of the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Israel’s only veterinary school

1988

Lady Margaret Thatcher awarded an honorary doctorate

1999

Dedication of the Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering

2001

Opening of the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

2004

Hebrew University alumni Professor Avram Hershko and Professor Aaron Ciechanover, now of the Technion, with Professor Irwin Rose of the University of California win Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Hebrew University alumnus Professor David J. Gross wins Nobel Prize in Physics

2007

Opening of the Scopus student village

2010

Hebrew University Professor Elon Lindenstrauss wins Fields Medal in Mathematics

2013

Barbra Streisand visits Hebrew University and is awarded an honorary doctorate

2014

Hebrew University Professor Marta Weinstock-Rosin develops blockbuster drug Exelon for the treatment of confusion and dementia in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

2015

Opening of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities

2015

Opening of the 3D and Functional Printing Center in the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

2017

Mobileye, autonomous driving technology company acquired by Intel Corporation with research and development remaining in Jerusalem at the Hebrew University

2017

Founding of the International Office to create a thriving international institution where students from abroad can study alongside Israeli students

2018

Launching of centennial campaign, marking Hebrew University’s founding in 1918 and looking forward to its next century of tradition and innovation

2019

Internationally acclaimed pianist Sir András Schiff awarded an honorary doctorate

2019

Founded at the Hebrew University, CollPlant medical company announces development of 3D-bioprinted implants for regeneration of breast tissue

2019

Inauguration of the Mobileye Building

2020

The Abel Prize, often referred to as the Nobel of Mathematics, awarded to Hebrew University Professor Hillel Furstenberg and Gregory Margulis of Yale University

2020

Hebrew University’s Professor Avi Domb is developing an anti-coronavirus coating that can eliminate 99% of the virus on public surfaces commonly touched by people