Participating Israeli Universities

The following Israeli universities participate in the Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program. Each participating university chooses which candidates are eligible for Zuckerman scholarships, and which program within the university will host them.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is an academic and research leader consistently ranked among the top universities worldwide. Founded in 1918 by visionaries including Albert Einstein, Martin Buber and Sigmund Freud, the Hebrew University produces one-third of all civilian research in Israel. The Hebrew University serves more than 23,000 students from over 80 countries, at faculties in cluding, Agriculture, Humanities, Law, Sciences, Social Sciences, Dental Medicine, and Medicine, and at the Rothberg School for Overseas Students. Since 2000, faculty and alumni of the Hebrew University have won seven Nobel Prizes and a Fields Medal.

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Founded in 1912, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology is Israel’s first university. Today, Technion is acclaimed as the source of ingenuity behind Israel’s status as the world’s “Start-Up Nation”. Technion innovation has a high global impact in areas including life-saving medicine, sustainable energy, water conservation, computer science, and nanotechnology. Technion, with 18 faculties and more than 50 research centers, offers degrees in science and engineering, architecture, medicine, industrial management, and education. To date, it has awarded over 100,000 degrees. Its faculty numbers some 550 members, including three Nobel laureates, and it has an international reach that includes the Jacobs Technion–Cornell Institute in New York City, and the Guangdong Technion–Israel Institute of Technology in China.

Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University (TAU) was established in 1956 and has evolved into Israel’s largest and most diversified university. It has 30,000 students in 128 schools and departments across the spectrum of sciences, humanities and arts. An integral part of the campus culture is interdisciplinary research and studies, including brain studies, environmental studies, nanoscience, renewable energy, water research, cyber security, big data, archeology, Jewish studies and film. A key aspect of the campus experience is a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation. TAU was recently ranked among the top 10 schools in the world – and the only one outside the United States – for producing successful, venture capital-backed startup founders. TAU’s cutting-edge scientific advances are reinforced through ties with the world’s leading research institutions, ranging from the NIH, NASA and Harvard to Tsinghua University and CERN. The University also puts tremendous emphasis on globalizing its campus, offering 14 international degree programs in English that attract over 1,200 students from 60 countries annually.

Weizmann Institute of Science

The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, is one of the world’s top-ranking multidisciplinary research institutions. Noted for its wide-ranging exploration of the natural and exact sciences, the Institute is home to 3,800 scientists, students, technicians, and supporting staff. Institute research efforts include searching for new ways of fighting disease and hunger, examining leading questions in mathematics and computer science, probing the physics of matter and the universe, creating novel materials and developing new strategies for protecting the environment.