Berlin 2016: The Explorers of Knowledge for the Benefit of Humanity

in partnership with the Matanel Foundation

The 9th European Conference of the Hebrew University, The Explorers of Knowledge for the Benefit of Humanity "gathered 180 participants at the Waldorf Astoria in Berlin from April 14 to 17, 2016. 


This conference showcased the ongoing collaborations between the Hebrew University researchers and their counterparts accross in Europe to demonstrate how important these collaborations are in helping Feed the World, Heal the World and Innovate for Progress.

Click here for the full program of the event

Highlights of this event :

Welcome Gala Dinner at the Axica Congress Center, Franck Gehry's architectural masterpiece near the Brandenburg Gate.



Participants enjoying a guided tour on the theme "Jewish Life in Berlin"



Panel discussion " Reconciling Religion and Scientific Discovery", with the participation of Prof. Menahem Ben Sasson, President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Prof. Rainer Kampling,  Freie Universität Berlin, Jonas Jacquelin, Rabbi at the Copernic Syngagogue (France) and Hassen Chalghoumi, Imam of the Drancy Mosque (France).




Prof. Idan Segev from the ELSC presenting the Blue Brain Project, a European partnership initiative with Prof. Henry Markram from the Swiss federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Switzerland)



Festive Gala evening Cabaret style at Bar Jeder Vernunft

A private concert of the internationaly acclaimed cabaret singer and actress Ute Lemper



 We thank our partners for their generous support