The $1 billion Campaign for the Hebrew University of Jerusalem was launched in November 2007. The Campaign focuses on four flagship interdisciplinary projects as well as fundamental needs which cross the entire University:
Understanding the Mind: Leading in Brain Sciences – At the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, outstanding researchers are unraveling the mysteries of the mind and making great strides in discovering treatments for neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases while training a new generation of brain scientists.
Feeding the World through Sustainable Agriculture – the new vision and reorganization of the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment better facilitates its mission to discover new ways to provide enough healthy food for the world’s growing population while sustaining the environment.
Healing the World: The Institute for Medical Research Israel Canada – pooling the skills of top scientists at the Faculty of Medicine to facilitate interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical research – Innovation Touching Lives.
Understanding the World through Excellence in the Humanities – ranked among the top in Israel, groundbreaking changes in this Faculty are breaching walls between disparate subjects to enable innovation and increasingly comprehensive approaches to teaching and research among the humanistic disciplines.
Each of these projects seeks to harness the Hebrew University’s recognized strengths and create outstanding centers of teaching and research that pool skills and facilitate cross-fertilization of ideas and approaches.
Overarching these four projects and indeed, the entire University, are several further priority needs of the University. These include support for the recruitment of young faculty, scholarships, state-of-the-art scientific equipment, and library acquisitions, as well as projects within the sciences in nanotechnology and computer science and engineering.
Activities in support of the Campaign can be found across the globe via the University’s many Friends Associations.