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At the Hebrew University, tradition is our innovation. HU is home to 25,000 students and 1,300 researchers across 6 campuses and 7 faculties. Faculty and alumni have received 484 awards for excellence, including 8 Nobel Prizes in chemistry, physics, and economics. HU's 3,400+ research projects represent 30% of all Israeli academic scientific research with 10,750+ registered patents covering 2,800 inventions and 900+ licensed technologies launching 170 spin-off companies.

Pioneering Partnerships

Strategic partnerships are the foundation for tackling the world's greatest challenges. The Hebrew University, a global research powerhouse, collaborates with other world-class academic and cultural institutions to address global needs in the areas of health and medicine, cybersecurity, and diplomacy to name a few. At the core of these critical alliances are beliefs deeply rooted in the notion that knowledge moves us toward a brighter future.

Founded by visionaries. Propelled forward by innovation.

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.


Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities focuses on the scope of human civilization in the past and present, as expressed in language, literature, the visual and performing arts, culture, folklore, philosophy, religion, and history.

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Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty encompasses the School of Pharmacy, School of Occupational Therapy, School of Public Health, School of Nursing, and two research institutes.

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Faculty of Science

This Faculty is an Israeli leader in the research and teaching of basic and applied science. It encompasses leading academics in the fields of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences, and Earth Sciences. The Faculty also incorporates cutting-edge research institutes including: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Marine Biogeochemistry, and more.

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Faculty of Dental Medicine

Founded in 1953 by the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity. The Faculty is Israel’s first dental school and is the leading center for dental education, clinical care, research, product/technology development, and community outreach.

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Faculty of Social Sciences

The Faculty houses nine undergraduate academic units: Communication and Journalism, Economics, Geography, International Relations, Political Science, PPE: Philosophy, Political Science and Economics, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, and Statistics (with a focus on Data Science) and unique graduate programs, such as The Federmann School of Public Policy and Government, Environmental Planning and Policy, Gender Studies, Conflict Research, Management, and Resolution, International Law and Conflict Resolution, European Studies, Contemporary German Studies: Politics, Society and Culture, and Glocal: Community Development Studies.

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Faculty of Law

The Faculty is Israel’s first law school and is the cornerstone of Israel’s legal research and education. It is home to the Minerva Center for Human Rights, the Center for the Study of Multiculturalism and Diversity, the Institute of Criminology, and the Israel Matz Institute for Jewish Law.

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Advanced School of Environmental Studies

Consists of the study of environmental policy and resource management. Students learn to be adaptive to the capacity of the populations, and learn tools to rationally evaluate technological solutions for environmental issues.

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Koret School of Veterinary Medicine

Israel’s first and only veterinary school and the only facility of its kind in the Middle East. The School builds bridges to peace through animal care, shares medical knowledge, and offers joint research projects with countries around the world.

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Seymour Fox School of Education

A leader in academic instruction, training, and research. Faculty members advance new ways of thinking about education by using an interdisciplinary approach while accounting for today’s social and cultural challenges.

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Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences

ELSC is Israel’s foremost institute for brain research and is at the forefront of revolutionizing neuroscience. With a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, researchers combine theoretical, biological, and cognitive approaches to better understand the inner workings of our minds, and pursue answers to help to alleviate Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s symptoms, develop sensory substitution devices for the visually-impaired, and more.

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School of Pharmacy

A globally recognized leader in training pharmacists and conducting basic research in drug science. The School trains students for professional practice in the pharmaceutical industry, providing them with a scientific and professional basis. It also offers higher education in pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, and pharmaceutical sciences, as well as a doctoral degree in Clinical Pharmacy.

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Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine

The Braun School works to improve the physical, mental, and social welfare of the global community with a commitment to excellence in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary public health research, training, and practice. Since 1961, the Braun School is dedicated to advancing public health knowledge in Israel and worldwide, and inspire personal, professional, and political commitment toward ‘Tikun Olam,’ a Jewish adage that connotes social action and the pursuit of social justice, equity, and health.

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Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare

The scool endeavors to further social justice and the personal and social well-being of individuals through path-breaking research and the development of social services and policies for individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities in Israel and across the globe.

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A timeline of innovation

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) was born from an idea proposed in 1913 by Chaim Weizmann. His enthusiasm for the project was shared by other visionaries at the time, among them Albert Einstein, Martin Buber, and Sigmund Freud. Three years after the symbolic foundation stones were laid on Mount Scopus in 1918, Weizmann and Einstein set out across the U.S. to promote and raise funds for the university. Seven years later, on April 1, 1925, HU opened its doors.

Since its inception, outstanding leaders have propelled the university’s growth and excellence. HU’s award-winning faculty includes Nobel laureates, Israel Prize winners, a Fields Medalist, members of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, leading scientists, academics, authors, and policy makers. Distinguished alumni include Israeli Prime Ministers, two female Supreme Court Presidents, as well as 25% of Knesset members, and two-thirds of Israel’s Supreme Court Justices. For over nine decades, Israel has relied on HU for leadership in every sphere and for its unwavering and unparalleled commitment to excellence, multiculturalism, pluralism, and the cause of peace.

Visit our campus. Meet our people.

Reading about the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is great. Visiting the university is unforgettable. Past experiences have included group tours, private tours, and meet and greets with outstanding faculty and students. Contact your local AFHU office to get started.

A Tradition of Innovation - Hebrew University’s Seven-Year Capital Campaign

In the coming decades, Hebrew University will continue to innovate across a wide breadth of disciplines to address the challenges that face humanity. From medical breakthroughs and sustainable urban planning to streamlining financial systems and harnessing the power of quantum science, the sky’s the limit —and with your help, we’re pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.


Producing unparalleled excellence in research, teaching and academia, Hebrew University scholars have achieved extraordinary breakthroughs in disciplines ranging from agriculture to brain research, from economics to education, and much more.

With over 150 areas of study, Hebrew University hosts students from around the world across its campuses and provides top-level student services. And did we mention a stunning panoramic view of Jerusalem from classroom windows?