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Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Edmond Safra campus - Givat Ram
(Science Faculty, School of Library Studies)
Jerusalem
IL-91904
Israel
[t] +972 2 588 2904
On April 1, 1925, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem was opened at a festive ceremony attended, among others, by leaders of world Jewry including the University's founding father, Dr. Chaim Weizmann, distinguished academics and communal leaders of the Yishuv, and British dignitaries including Lord Balfour, Viscount Allenby and Sir Herbert Samuel.

By 1947, the University had grown to a large, well-established research and teaching institution, encompassing humanities, science, medicine, education and agriculture (the last at a campus in Rehovot); the Jewish National and University Library; a University press; and an adult education center. Student enrollment exceeded 1,000 and there were some 200 faculty members.

HU researchers figure at the forefront of international science - from biotechnology and computer science to astrophysics and cancer research, from microbiology to solar energy and genetic engineering, as well as the humanities, including Jewish studies, social sciences and law.

The Authority for Research and Development administers research financing, and helps scientists obtain funding. The Authority initiates the establishment of new research centres, and promotes relationships with overseas universities and scientific institutes.

The Yissum Research Development Company - a wholly owned University subsidiary - has registered over 600 patents for University researchers' ideas and inventions.
Scientists achieve self-assembly of spider silk fibre in insect cells
23 November, 2004
For the first time anywhere, scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and from Germany have succeeded in producing self-assembled spider web fibres under laboratory conditions, outside of the bodies of spiders. This fibre is significantly stronger than the silk fibre made by silkworms.
 
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