The Weizmann Institute of Science
Institute type Universities
Area Shephela (coastal plain)
Budgeting Publicly funded institutions

A research institute conducting research in all fields of the natural sciences and mathematics, that is located in Rehovot, Israel. The Institute is a university institute and the “Feinberg Graduate School” admits students to studies for advanced – master’s and doctoral – degrees. The Weizmann Institute was the third institution of higher education established in Israel (after the Technion in Haifa and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem). At the time of its founding in 1934, the Institute was called the Ziv Institute and was adjacent to the agricultural research station, “Institute for Wheat Research”. The Institute has five faculties (biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics and mathematics and computer sciences) where approximately 2,500 researchers, engineers, and doctoral and master’s degree students study and work. Some subjects researched are: cancer, genetic research, nuclear secrets and the development of medical instrumentation. The Institute of Science Education prepares innovative curricula for schools. The Institute maintains widespread international relations and about 100 visiting researchers come to it each year. Israel’s first particle accelerators were set up at the Weizmann Institute.

Address
Rehovot 76100
Phone
08-93943111
Fax
08-9344100