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HEBREW UNIVERSITY

INGENUITY IS OUR TRADITION.
KNOWLEDGE MOVES US.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is one of the world’s most distinguished academic and research institutions. The university is located in Israel, but its work transforms our global landscape. Its students, faculty, and alumni have won eight Nobel Prizes, developed treatments for diseases, and ignited innovation that has led to more than 10,750 patents. We think our founding fathers, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Chaim Weizmann, and Martin Buber would be quite proud.

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The important thing is to not stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

- Good ol' Al

Upcoming Events

Events are a great way to meet, mingle, and network with luminaries, philanthropists, and visionaries who share a passion for knowledge.

Hebrew University at a Glance

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484 Awards of Excellence

Including 8 Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, Physics, and Economics.

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3,400+ Research Projects

Representing 30% of all academic scientific research in Israel.

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10,750+ registered patents

Covering 2,800 inventions, more than 900 licensed technologies, and the launch of 170 spin-off companies.

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25,000
Students

Studying across 6 campuses, 7 faculties, together with 1,300 researchers.

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PLANNED GIVING

Leave a legacy through planned giving while honoring one of humanity’s most noble traits: the quest for knowledge. Planned giving is a powerful way to secure the future for the next generation—and includes the additional perk of tax benefits for you and your loved ones.

Special Initiatives

AFHU LEAD

AFHU LEAD identifies, cultivates, and mentors the next generation of leaders for American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU). By engaging seasoned facilitators and brilliant Hebrew University researchers, AFHU LEAD connects future leaders to Israel’s premier research university, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Rimon Initiative

The Rimon Philanthropic Investment Initiative is a new, philanthropy-based venture creation engine from AFHU in partnership with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Yissum, the university’s technology transfer company; and ASPER HUJI-Innovate, the university’s center for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Igniting Impact

Supporting Social Initiatives at HU, is a new campaign from AFHU designed to propel social impact initiatives with a global outreach. By selecting the project that speaks to you, you will be able to identify, support, and follow your philanthropic impact.