The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is an Israeli research university, and is the second oldest institution in the country. The university has produced seven Nobel Prize winners, four Israeli presidents, and three prime ministers of Israel. The university offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. They also offer some free courses through the online platform Coursera. Asher Cohen is currently the president of HUJI.
The main HUJI campuses are Mount Scopus and Edmond J. Safra (Givat Ram), which are both located in Jerusalem. There are four faculties housed in other HUJI campuses: The Faculty of Medicine in Ein Kerem, in Jerusalem; the Faculty of Agriculture in Rehovot; the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Beit Dagan; and the Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat.
- Faculty of Humanities
- Faculty of Social Sciences
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Mathematics & Sciences
- Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment
- Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Dental Medicine
- School of Business Administration
- Rachel & Selim Benin School of Computer Science & Engineering
- Paul Baerwald School of Social Work & Social Welfare
- Braun School of Public Health And Community Medicine
- School of Pharmacy
- The Seymour Fox School of Education
- Koret School of Veterinary Medicine
- Federmann School of Public Policy & Government
- Advanced School of Environmental Studies
- Rothberg International School
- Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences
- Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School Advanced Studies in the Humanities
- 23,500 students
- 973 researchers
- 7 faculties
- 6 campuses
- 14 schools
- Over 200 majors and programs
- Over 5,000 courses
Awards granted to faculty and Alumni include the following:
- One Fields Medal in Mathematics
- One Turing Award in Computer Science
- One Canada Gairdner International Award
- Eight Nobel Prizes
- Fourteen Wolf Prizes
- Forty-six EMET Prizes
- One hundred Rothschild Prizes
- 294 Israel Prizes
HUJI was originally founded by a group of Zionists, inspired largely by Chaim Weizmann. The foundation stones of the school were laid on Mount Scopus in 1918; however, the university was not fully established until 1925. Prior to its official opening, Albert Einstein gave a lecture at HU in 1923. The original Board of Governors for the university included Chaim Weizmann, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Martin Buber, Chaim Nachman Bialik, Cyrus Adler, Yehuda Magnes, Ahad Ha'am, and Rabbi Avraham Kook. The gala opening of the university took place in 1925, along with the establishment of the Einstein Institute of Mathematics. Despite hardships throughout WWII and the Yom Kippur War of 1973, HUJI continued to grow and expand its faculties, campuses, and student enrollment over the years, reaching around 16,000 students in the 1980s and close to 23,000 by the mid-1990s.
The Einstein Institute of Mathematics was also established at this time.
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