The Hebrew University of Jerusalem contributes to society first and foremost by realizing its two main goals—teaching and research. More than 20,000 students study at the University for an academic degree with a choice of almost 200 curricula options. Hundreds of thousands of our graduates are making a crucial difference to human society, in all walks of life. Furthermore, higher education helps narrow gaps in society, ensures the existence of a thriving liberal democratic society, and promotes Israel’s international standing. The University’s basic and applied scientific research also benefits society. With more than 10,000 registered patents and research projects, and 150 University-generated start-ups worth billions of dollars, our scientists are making a vital positive impact on humanity. What is more, the Hebrew University is a world leader in Jewish Studies and excels in research in the humanities and social sciences.
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