Weizmann Institute of Science
The Weizmann Institute of Science is one of the world’s leading basic research institutions. It is comprised of 250 experimental and theoretical research groups across five faculties—Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Physics. Insights that emerge from its labs help provide a fundamental understanding of the human body and the universe, and lead to advances in medicine, technology, and the environment. This is science for the benefit of humanity at its best.
Weizmann Institute scientists are credited with inventing amniocentesis, blockbuster drugs formultiple sclerosis, nano materials and compounds for industrial and medical uses, advanced computer technology, and breakthrough data-storage options. Scientists are investigating the intricacies of the immune system, breaking new ground in understanding rare genetic disorders, developing new breeds of plants, and elucidating physical properties of the universe.
Graduate studies at the Weizmann Institute of Science are conducted through the Feinberg Graduate School. FGS awards MSc and PhD degrees in Physics; Chemistry; Life Sciences; Mathematics and Computer science; and Science Education. It also awards a non-thesis MSc degree in science education through the Rothschild-Weizmann Program. Graduates go on to senior positions in academia and industry.
All students are integrally involved in research conducted at the Institute, working collaboratively with faculty members and postdoctoral fellows. All students receive full scholarships and living stipends so that they can devote their time to research and study.
The Weizmann Institute of Science places major emphasis on advancing science education in schools and in the public. This agenda is advanced by the Davidson Institute of Science Education, the educational arm of the Weizmann Institute, leading the way in Israel by cultivating and nourishing a science-literate society. Additionally, the Weizmann Institute and the Davidson Institute train thousands of science and math teachers, run internationally competitive summer science camps and tournaments, and offer a wide array of programming for student and the public including the internationally known Clore Garden of Science.