The next Board of Governors of the Hebrew University will take place June 8th-13th 2018 in Jerusalem !

100 Years of Knowledge

Celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of the Laying of the Cornerstones

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Friday, June 8th – Saturday, June 9th

The President’s International Business Leadership Forum

Hosted by Hebrew University President, Professor Asher Cohen

Business leaders from around the world will join together for a day of innovation and inspiration. Leaders will get an insider perspective of the Jerusalem world of high-tech and will network with local entrepreneurs and University leaders.

On Saturday, participants will enjoy an exciting day of adventure, taking part in unique tours throughout the country.


BOG Official Program:

Saturday, June 9th

Cinema, Cocktails and Celebration

The Opening Event of the BOG will be held at the Jerusalem Cinematheque.
Guests will enjoy an evening celebrating Israeli cinema, and cocktails under the stars.

The Hebrew University is proud to be home to the Spielberg archives and the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School and is excited to kick off the BOG at the Jerusalem Cinematheque, which is at the heart of the Jerusalem cultural scene.


Sunday, June 10th

100 Years of Knowledge and Vision

At the Dan Jerusalem Hotel we will hold HUJI Talks, where we will celebrate the past 100 years, and look forward to the next 100.

Presidents Reception: Honoring Israeli Excellence

A reception will be held at President Rivlin’s residence, where Israeli prize winners from various prestigious prizes will be honored.

Celebrating 100 Years of Knowledge and Excellence

Gala dinner celebrating 100 Years of Knowledge will be held at the Tower of David Museum and will feature an interactive spectacular multimedia show broadcast on the Old City walls.


Monday, June 11th

Open Campus

The Edmond J. Safra Campus will be open to the public for an interactive day, where visitors are encouraged to enter labs, and witness where the magic happens.

Knowledge from our Visionaries

Lectures will be held by Nobel laureates and Honorary Doctorate recipients


The official Honorary Doctorate ceremony will then be held on the Mount Scopus Campus.


Tuesday, June 12th

Ceremony Rededicating the Cornerstone

Friends from around the world have been asked to bring a symbolic gift to the Board of Governors for a ceremony rededicating the cornerstones of the University which was held 100 years ago. This ceremony will symbolize the important role that our Friends Organizations play in the continual development of the Hebrew University.

An Evening of Dance under the Stars

The evening will feature a captivating performance by the Bat-Sheva Dance Company: “Decca Dance,” which will be held at Hebrew University’s own Rothberg Amphitheater, choreographed by 2008 honorary doctorate recipient, Ohad Naharin.


Wednesday, June 13th

Closing Event Celebrating 75 Years of the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment

The closing event will be held in Rehovot at the Robert Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment in honor of the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Faculty. The event will boast a festival-type atmosphere with live music, dancing, and food. In addition to BOG participants, alumni will be invited to partake in the festivities.



To see all the pictures from last year click on the links below :

- Opening Reception at Maiersdorf Faculty Club

- Visit to the JVP Media Quarter

- European Dinner Party at The King David

- European Friends Event at Jacko's Street Restaurant

- Third Plenary Session Showcasing The Hebrew University's Scientific Achievements

- President's Plenary

- Wall of Life Ceremony

- Wall of Benefactors Breakfast and Ceremony

- Honorary Fellowships Ceremony

- The Embodiment of Excellence: Our Honorary Doctorate Recipients

- Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Science's Proud Donors

- Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Science's Plaque Unveilings

- Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Science (ELSC) Gala

- Visit to the Supreme Court of Israel

- Closing Event at Brigham Young University (BYU Jerusalem Center)