IITD and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) deepen partnership

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) and Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (HUJI) are proud to announce a new and exciting collaboration. A new joint fund to which IITD and HUJI are contributing matching funds to support collaborative and interdisciplinary education and research initiatives has been established through a competitive joint call for proposals, for the development of five joint collaborative projects, with the aim to create impactful research outcomes in the field of Computer science, Biomedical science, Life science, Environment, and Chemistry.

Student exchange is another key partnership priority and a new agreement has been signed to enable students to travel between the two countries and to enable students to benefit from study abroad and from the academic and entrepreneurial environments of the two universities.

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Dean International Programmes expressed strong support for the new partnership. Prof. Naveen Garg said “The signing of this MoU for collaborative research and student exchange between IITD and HUJI and the launch of the seed fund for supporting collaborative research marks an important milestone in our efforts at partnering with the top universities from around the world. We hope this seed will grow into a magnificent tree and bear fruits for both universities.”

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Vice President for International Affairs, Prof. Oron Shagrir said: “The Hebrew University is very delighted to expand its partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. This agreement will bring about opportunities for joint research and exchanges of students and ideas with one of the leading research institutes in India. It is part of the university’s strategy to expand our collaborations with India.”

In October 2015, IIT and HUJI signed a general agreement for cooperation to mark the occasion of the visit of the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, to the Hebrew University and Israel. This is the cornerstone for the newly developed activities and agreements.

About The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel’s leading university and premier research institution. The Hebrew University is ranked internationally among the top 100 universities in the world, and first among Israeli universities. Serving 23,500 students from 85 countries, the Hebrew University produces a third of Israel’s civilian research and its faculty are at the forefront of the international academic and scientific communities. Founded in 1918 by such innovative thinkers as Albert Einstein, Martin Buber and Sigmund Freud, the Hebrew University is a pluralistic institution where science and knowledge are advanced for the benefit of humankind.