New Inter-University Partnership Fosters Research Collaborations and Support of Student Scholars

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Potsdam in Brandenburg, Germany will sign a cooperation agreement in the areas of research, teaching and the exchange of undergraduate and graduate students. The agreement will be signed on April 30 in Jerusalem, by Professor Menahem Ben Sasson, president of The Hebrew University Jerusalem, and Professor Oliver Günther, President of the University of Potsdam, in the presence of Brandenburg’s Prime Minister Matthias Platzeck and Minister of Science, Research and Culture Prof. Sabine Kunst.

According to the agreement, the universities will work to develop exchange activities, define appropriate steps for research cooperation, and make efforts and create conditions conducive to supporting young scholars. Both universities will be able to use the results of joint research.

The signing ceremony will include greetings from Prof. Menahem Ben Sasson, Prof. Sarah Stroumsa, Rector of The Hebrew University; Mr. Matthias Platzeck, Prime Minister of the State of Brandenburg; Minister Prof. Sabine Kunst, Minister of Science, Research and Culture of Brandenburg; Prof. Isaiah (Shy)  Arkin, Vice-President for Research & Development of The Hebrew University; and Prof. Oliver Guenther,  President of the University of Potsdam.

Prof. Ran Nathan, Head of the Institute of Life Sciences at Hebrew University, will present his joint project with Prof. Florian Jeltsch of the University of Potsdam, "Understanding lifetime tracks and fitness of long-distance avian migrants.

According to Hebrew University President, Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson, "This agreement forms an important part of The Hebrew University's relations with the state of Brandenburg, among them many collaborations between Hebrew University researchers and researchers in Brandenburg-based institutions.