Last month, our Country Director, Alma Gadot Perez, and the UK Regional Science and Innovation officer, Rob Edwards, accompanied the newly appointed HMA Designate, Simon Walters, on his first visit to the Hebrew University in Jerusalem
During this visit, HMA Designate Walters engaged in productive discussions with the university's senior leaders and members of the scientific community, with a focus on potential UK-Israel collaborations in science and innovation.
This visit also allowed us to reconnect with some remarkable scientists who have been integral to British Council activities in Higher education. We had the pleasure of meeting Prof. Hermona Soreq, one of the Founding members of the UK-Israel Science Council, who shared valuable insights.
Additionally, we visited Prof. Yaakov Nahmias’ lab, a two-time BIRAX grantee, and caught up with Dr. Aya Ben-Yakov, a distinguished Blavatnik Cambridge Fellow. Their achievements continue to inspire us.
Looking forward, we remain committed to providing opportunities that encourage scientific breakthroughs and support emerging talent.
Stay tuned for further updates as we continue our journey of exploration and collaboration.