In recent years, more global academic leaders are choosing Jerusalem as their global conference destination. Since October 2016, alone, thousands of academic leaders in international leading conferences, have participated in conferences in Jerusalem.
What attracts all of this international talent to the city for academic conferences?
According to Professor Menahem Ben-Sasson, President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, “In recent years the university’s administration has made intense efforts to attract the best students, teachers, and researchers, and to equip them with the best tools to succeed. In turn, our faculty and students have made world-class contributions in diverse fields, ranging from the arts and humanities to the basic and applied sciences.”
This investment has paid off as Hebrew University has recently been awarded the #1 position in the 2018 QS World University Rankings report, maintaining its #1 position in Academic Reputation and #1 in Overall Score among the top 1% of world’s 26,000 institutions of higher education.
Professor Ben- Sasson proudly continues that “this ranking is a well-deserved recognition of the Hebrew University’s international leadership in academics and research.”
Future of Health Panel, Jerusalem
Playing to the City’s Strengths
The cutting-edge scientific research emerging from the Hebrew University, together with the world-renowned labs of Hadassah University’s Medical Center on the front line of global research, position Jerusalem as a leading hub of academic knowledge. Today, as these two institutions tighten their collaboration and strengthen their relationship, Jerusalem stands as Israel’s undisputed leader.
The possibilities that such collaboration opens up seem limitless and may stretch the imagination.
Clearly, the results of this partnership is bearing fruit. The innovation emerging from Jerusalem over the recent years has been laying a strong foundation for future conferences. The impressive effect of joining scientific knowledge together with the practical insights of the medical world enables researchers to translate the latest breakthroughs coming out of academia into applicable technology.
The groundbreaking results regularly emerging from Jerusalem’s academic institutions, sets the stage for the Israeli representatives of scientific international associations to convince their international colleagues to host their conferences in Jerusalem. It’s at these conferences that Jerusalem’s talent presents the impressive results to the world of academia.
By focusing on the city’s strengths, Jerusalem is clearly highlighting its competitive advantage in the global arena. Academic research, biotechnology and medical innovation, computer vision and image processing – all fields that Jerusalem already stands out as a rising star- attracts the relevant international industries to learn from the best in Jerusalem.
There is perhaps no greater vote of confidence in Jerusalem’s promise as an academic powerhouse than this train of conferences deciding to bring their associations to the city.
As a testament to this unique collaborative academic and applied sciences partnership is highlighted by mHealth choosing to secure Jerusalem as its host city through 2018.
Additionally, this September the 42nd Congress of The Federation of the European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) will be hosted in Jerusalem.
Ultimately, it is the Jerusalem’s human capital and strong entrepreneurial spirit that enable the academic institutions to cultivate a symbiotic relationship with the local institutions.
By seeking out the natural talents of Jerusalem, the composite of communities results in bringing prosperity to many industries and inspiring leading conferences to choose Jerusalem.