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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


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HUJI – International Impact

Producing unparalleled excellence in research, teaching, and study, the Hebrew University’s world-renowned scholars have achieved extraordinary breakthroughs in disciplines ranging from agriculture to brain research, from economics to education, and so many more. These accomplishments are reflected in the impressive number of competitive research grants obtained by its faculty, as well as by the registration of a disproportionately high number of international patents.

Articles and studies by University scholars appear frequently in prestigious scientific and academic journals, and their research has garnered them outstanding awards in Israel and abroad. Thus far, faculty and alumni have won seven Nobel Prizes, one Fields Medal (the Nobel Prize’s equivalent in mathematics), one Canada Gairdner International Award in biomedical science, and 14 Wolf Prizes.

The Hebrew University is particularly proud of its “Startup Nation” technology transfer company, Yissum, which ranks among the most productive and successful incubator frameworks in the world:

  • Since its founding in 1964, Yissum has licensed over 530 technologies
  • It registers more than 50 new patents each year
  • Yissum generates $2 billion in revenues annually

HUJI offers comprehensive selection of Semester, one year, Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees, as well as postdoc fellowships, internships and short-term programs. The teaching faculty consists of world-renowned experts in their fields, many of whom have won important prizes and awards.

Groundbreaking research

Since it was established more than 100 years ago, the Hebrew University has been at the lead of pioneering research in both the Social Sciences and the Natural Sciences. In fact, its first Board of Governors included none other than Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud; and no fewer than eight Nobel prizes and many other important awards have emanated from its halls.

Today, the university remains firmly committed to its role as a leader in multidisciplinary research, and it stands at the forefront of cutting-edge innovation and entrepreneurship in a large range of fields. Huji has over 100 research centers, with 3,800 research projects are in progress at any given time.

As befits a distinguished research institution with close ties to the international research community, Hebrew University brings together top researchers from all over the world. One-third of all doctoral candidates in Israel are enrolled at the Hebrew University and one-quarter of all the international postdoc fellows in Israel are affiliated with the University. It is also a spearhead in obtaining research grants from the European Research Council (ERC).

The Authority for Research and Development of the Hebrew University encourages and promotes all research activities on campus and provides ongoing support to research projects. To date, more than 10,000 patents have been registered by HUJI-affiliated researchers. The university encourages and facilitates technology transfer and supports the successful commercialization of innovations. It is therefore not surprising that the university has played such a prominent role in the development of Israel’s famous start-up ecosystem.

Vibrant International Community

Over 2,000 students from 90 countries study in Jerusalem every year and take advantage of the many short-term study opportunities offered by HUJI’s Rothberg International School. These include one-semester Study Abroad and Student Exchange programs, Hebrew ulpan courses and various internships. Students affiliated with Rothberg are part of a lively international community that enjoys stimulating academic curricula alongside a fascinating personal experience.

Our students immerse themselves in their studies and they also relish the opportunity to experience one of the most fascinating cities in the world. Jerusalem is overflowing with history, culture and religion, but it is also a beautiful modern capital with a diverse population and a vibrant nightlife. The university helps its international students make the most of this unique experience by organizing a wealth of social and cultural activities as well as unforgettable excursions throughout Israel.

Why Study at the Hebrew University?

  • Ranked Number One in excellence in Israel and among the top 100 universities worldwide
  • Eight Nobel Prize winners in recent years are HU graduates or researchers
  • HU researchers have won numerous prestigious prizes
  • Over 150 areas of study are offered, including many interdisciplinary programs
  • Innovation and creativity in teaching and research (Neural Computation, Cognition, Computational Biology, Study of Rationality)
  • Four campuses host students from around the world
  • Top-level student services, including state-of-the-art sports facilities and student housing on all campuses
  • Incredible panoramic view of the 3000-year-old city of Jerusalem from classroom windows.


Global Activity: The Numbers

The figures speak for themselves:

  • 265 academic agreements with institutions in 45 countries
  • Student exchange agreements with over 90 institutions in over 30 countries
  • 90 courses for the study of some 30 languages
  • 308 post-doctoral researchers from 34 countries
  • An annual enrolment of almost 2000 students from 80 countries at the Rothberg International School.
  • In September 2012, the Hebrew University became one of the first institutions to join Coursera, which partners with leading universities to offer free online courses to people everywhere.


    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is consistently ranked as the top university in Israel and among the top 100, worldwide. In addition, The University was ranked the top Israeli university and 201-205 best out of the top 800 institutions in the 2016-17 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, published by the British magazine Times Higher Education. HUJI was the only Israeli university to place in the world’s top 200 universities in the rankings.

    Also, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has been ranked first in Israel and 88th globally in Reuters Top 100 of the World's Most Innovative Universities.


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