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Weizmann Institute of Science

The Weizmann Institute of Science is one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary research institutions. Hundreds of scientists, laboratory technicians and research students working on its lushly landscaped campus embark daily on fascinating journeys into the unknown, seeking to improve our understanding of nature and our place within it. Guiding these scientists is the spirit of inquiry so characteristic of the human race. It is this spirit that propelled humans upward along the evolutionary ladder, helping them reach their utmost heights.

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It prompted humankind to pursue agriculture, learn to build lodgings, invent writing, harness electricity to power emerging technologies, observe distant galaxies, design drugs to combat various diseases, develop new materials and decipher the genetic code embedded in all the plants and animals on Earth.

The quest to maintain this increasing momentum compels Weizmann Institute scientists to seek out places that have not yet been reached by the human mind. What awaits us in these places? No one has the answer to this question. But one thing is certain – the journey fired by curiosity will lead onward to a better future.

Groundbreaking medical and technological applications that have emerged from basic research conducted by Weizmann Institute scientists include:

  • Amniocentesis, a prenatal diagnostic test for the fetus neonatal
  • Sophisticated laser systems for high-precision diamond cutting
  • A method for growing hybrid seeds that prevents the transmission of disease from one generation to the next and helps protect edible plants from pests
  • Affinity chromatography, a key tool for purifying biological materials in the biotechnology industry
  • Living polymerization, one of the most fundamental techniques of the modern polymer industry
  • For solving the structure of the ribosome, the cell’s protein factory, and revealing its means of action, the Institute’s Prof. Ada Yonath was awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Her research should speed the development of antibiotic drugs that are more efficient, especially against antibiotic-resistant strain

Research Institutes and Centers can maximize the dynamism and synergy of outstanding groups of scientists working together in creative ways that can lead to unexpected and rewarding results to benefit all humanity. They are created by endowments given by philanthropic friends of the Weizmann Institute in order to focus research attention on broad topics that can benefit from a multidisciplinary approach. The annual yield provides funds for research grants, student stipends and travel allowances, postdoctoral fellowships, major shared equipment purchases and maintenance, and intellectual exchange.

Research

Research Institutes and Centers can maximize the dynamism and synergy of outstanding groups of scientists working together in creative ways that can lead to unexpected and rewarding results to benefit all humanity. They are created by endowments given by philanthropic friends of the Weizmann Institute in order to focus research attention on broad topics that can benefit from a multidisciplinary approach. The annual yield provides funds for research grants, student stipends and travel allowances, postdoctoral fellowships, major shared equipment purchases and maintenance, and intellectual exchange.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
101
2017
101
2016
101
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
112 -8
2018
104
2017
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

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