The Hebrew University of Jerusalem was founded in 1918 and opened officially in 1925. It is Israel’s premier university as well as its leading research institution. The Hebrew University is ranked internationally among the 100 leading universities in the world and first among Israeli universities.
The recognition the Hebrew University has attained confirms its reputation for excellence and its leading role in the scientific community. It stresses excellence and offers a wide array of study opportunities in the humanities, social sciences, exact sciences and medicine. The university encourages multi-disciplinary activities in Israel and overseas and serves as a bridge between academic research and its social and industrial applications.
The Hebrew University has set as its goals the training of public, scientific, educational and professional leadership; the preservation of and research into Jewish, cultural, spiritual and intellectual traditions; and the expansion of the boundaries of knowledge for the benefit of all humanity.
Founded: 1918 (opened 1925)
Senior Faculty Members: 1,000
Students: 22,000 International Students: 2,300 (90 countries)
Nobel Prizes: 8
Fields Medals: 1
Ranking: Top 100 universities worldwide (Shanghai); 33 in Mathematics; Top 75 in Science