Out of the top 1000 universities rated by the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities, the Hebrew University consistently ranks in the top 100. Its student body numbers 23,000 students from Israel and 85 other countries. It is actively engaged in international cooperation for research and teaching. It has signed 150 agreements for joint projects with other universities and 25 agreements for student exchanges with 14 countries. Its faculty members include young scholars who have returned to Israel from advanced studies at leading institutions of higher education throughout the world.
The Hebrew University has been a leader in bringing about changes in the world community in agriculture, environmental quality and public health. Students from developing countries have carried out advanced studies at the Hebrew University and returned to their home countries in order to apply the knowledge they gained and to improve the level of services provided to their compatriots.
The university’s international study programs include:
- An international Master of Public Health program that, since its founding, has awarded degrees to more than 700 students from 90 developing countries as well as from North America and Europe;
- Master’s programs at the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment for students from developing countries in nutrition, crops and animal sciences, plus international courses and in-service training in such areas of applied science as “green” agriculture in an age of climate change and biotechnology in world agriculture under environmental change;
- A one-year international Master's program in International Business Law and Intellectual Property beginning in Fall 2012;
- A two-year international Master's program in Bio-Medical Sciences in Dental Medicine beginning in Spring 2013;
An International 18-month M.A. program in International Community Development: The 'Glocal' program aims to provide students with the academic theory and background, as well as professional skills and tools to work with communities across the globe. An integral part of the program is a four-month internship with an international NGO in a developing country, held during third semester of the program;
- And a Ph.D. program in environmental studies in cooperation with Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
The university also offers 90 courses for the study of 27 languages.
The university’s Rothberg International School offers programs for approximately 2,000 overseas students. Among its alumni are actress Natalie Portman, journalist Thomas Friedman, and former US ambassadors to Israel Martin Indyk and Daniel Kurtzer.
Rothberg International School http://overseas.huji.ac.il/