Academic Partnerships

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem attracts equally distinguished partners to conduct research on the most sophisticated level and is proud to have established more than hundreds of collaborations with leading institutes in the world, among them :


The Max Planck-Hebrew University Center for Sensory Processing of the Brain in Action focuses on unraveling the causal relationships between neuronal mechanisms underlying sensory processing and the changes that they undergo based on the behavioral state of the animal.

The Gatsby Tri-Centre collaboration between the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit at University College in London, the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience at Columbia University in New York and ELSC supports research in theoretical and computational neuroscience; provides doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships, and sponsors conferences, lectures and common projects.

The EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)-Hebrew University Collaboration in Brain Research aims to advance understanding of the brain mechanisms that govern behavior and cognition and facilitate the development of new treatments for brain disorders. EPFL is considered one of the most prestigious universities in the world for engineering, and scientific study and research.

Together with a group of physicists, ETH president Lino Guzzella traveled from 20 to 23 November 2016 to Israel, to visit the Quantum Information Science Center of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, near Tel Aviv. The visit was a further step towards strengthening international exchange in the field of quantum science.

On April 20 2016, on the occasion of a conference organized in Geneva by the Swiss Friends of HUJ, the Rectors Prof. Asher Cohen (HUJ) and Prof. Yves Flückiger (UNIGE) signed an agreement for a Joint Seed Funding initiative between both universities. This will encourage and support professors to generate teaching and research collaboration in mutual fields of excellence, strengthening the Strategic Partnership established between both universities.

The Joint Seed Fund facilitates first steps towards collaboration between faculty members in both institutions, in all academic areas. It will give rise to larger projects, with funding from national and international funding agencies or public and private institutions investing in research. HUJ and UNIGE are striving together to raise resources towards a pooled budget dedicated to the Joint Seed Fund.

HU’s professors also collaborate with their international colleagues at important institutions throughout the world including: ICM (Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière) in Paris; Columbia University in New York; Harvard and MIT, both in Boston or the University of Geneva.