Jerusalem – A Growing Knowledge Hub

Jerusalem – A Growing Knowledge Hub

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The longest inhabited city on the globe, Jerusalem, Israel’s capital, is not only a holy place for three of the world’s major religions, it’s also a home to world-leading academic institutions.
autor iconBy Idele Ross , May 6, 2024

Two Millennia of Academic Heritage

Thanks to the presence of 17 academic institutions and cutting-edge research from the Hebrew University and Hadassah University Medical Center’s world-class labs, Jerusalem has emerged as a modern-day leading hub of academic knowledge. “In recent years, the university’s administration has made intense efforts to attract the best students, teachers and researchers, and to equip them with the best tools to succeed. In turn, our faculty and students have made world-class contributions in diverse fields, ranging from the arts and humanities to the basic and applied sciences,” explains Professor Asher Cohen, President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Hebrew University is ranked among the 100 leading universities in the world. Its student body numbers 23,500 students from Israel and 65 other countries. It is actively engaged in international cooperation for research and teaching. It has signed 150 agreements for joint projects with other universities and 25 agreements for student exchanges with 14 countries. 

The Hebrew University in Numbers: 

  • 1918 – Established
  • 1925 – Official opening
  • 23,500 Students, 70% from outside Jerusalem
  • 6,000 Academic & administrative staff
  • 6 Campuses, 3 in Jerusalem
  • 7 Faculties
  • 14 Schools
  • 10,000+ Registered patents
  • 8 Nobel Prizes
  • 1 Fields Medal
  • 2 Turing Awards
  • 180+ start-up companies

Among the top 100 universities in the world according to the Shanghai Ranking

Jerusalem has also rightfully earned the title as “Start-Up Nation,” boasting the largest number of per-capita start-ups and venture capital investments in the world. One of the best examples of success sprouting from the city itself: in March 2017, Intel acquired Mobileye for $15 billion. The Israeli technology company, which develops vision technology for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and autonomous driving, got its start in the halls at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. With this type of home-grown success, Jerusalem is showing the world its power as an innovation hub.

Association Success in the City

Jerusalem is clearly standing out in the global arena in terms of academic research, biotechnology and medical innovation, and computer vision and image processing. In this context, it has started laying down a strong foundation for future conferences, with Israeli representatives of scientific international associations attracting international colleagues to the city for many international conferences and events. 
Not only does Jerusalem offer association delegates the chance to meet in the world’s holiest city that’s as rich in culture as it is in business, it gives them the opportunity to be part of a growing knowledge hub and build a legacy both for their association as well as for the dynamic city.