Academic Cooperation

Academic Cooperation with China and India- General Information

n the academic year of 2012/2013, the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education, in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance, began implementing a comprehensive plan aimed at developing academic ties with China and India and strengthening Israel’s academic status in the world. The program was established as part of the government’s efforts to strengthen the state of Israel’s bilateral relations with China and India.


Currently, the program includes four main channels of cooperation:

  1. Joint research grants – between the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) and its Chinese equivalent, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and between the ISF and its Indian equivalent, the University Grants Commission (UGC). The goal of the program is to cultivate research collaboration between Israeli scientists and Chinese and Indian scientists.
  2. Fellowship program for outstanding post-doctoral researchers from China and India in Israeli universities – Up to 45 fellowships (of up to three year’s duration) are offered yearly to outstanding post-doctoral researchers from China and India in all academic fields.
  3. Program to recruit outstanding Chinese and Indian students for Bachelor’s and Master’s degree studies – each year up to 40 Bachelor’s degree scholarships and up to 60 Master’s degree scholarships are offered to Chinese and Indian students on the basis of academic excellence in the following fields: Desert Studies, Chemistry, Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering, Archaeology, Islam & Middle East Studies and business management.
  4. Program to recruit outstanding Chinese and Indian students for summer courses in Israel – Up to 250 scholarships for Chinese and Indian students are provided yearly for participation in short-term summer course in a variety of different fields.

Academic Alliance with China

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