Founded in 1918 and officially opened in 1925, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ) is the second oldest university, after the Technion, but is ranked as the top university in Israel. The first Board of Governors included Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Martin Buber, and Chaim Weizmann.
The main campus is at Mount Scopus in the north-east of Jerusalem and includes the Rothberg International School. During the Arab-Israeli War in 1948, the Mr Scopus campus was cut off from the Israel and a second campus was built at Givat Ram. It was not until the reunification of Jerusalem after the Yom Kippur War of 1967 that the University returned to Mt Scopus.
The University now has six campuses, seven faculties, 14 schools and a student population of approximately 23,000. Four of Israel's prime ministers are alumni of the Hebrew University. In the last decade, seven researchers and alumni of the University received the Nobel Prize and one was awarded the Fields Medal.
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The Jewish National and University Library is the oldest section of the University. It was founded in 1892 as a world centre for preserving books related to Jewish thought and culture. It houses one of the most impressive book and manuscript collections in the world, including all materials published in Israel. Among its collections are the Albert Einstein Archives.
Hebrew Language Courses (study abroad component requiring the payment of tuition fees to the HUJ)
The Rothberg International School also offers Intensive Hebrew Language Courses (Ulpanim) prior to each semester. The Ulpan is not mandatory for exchange students, but many students do enrol in the Undergraduate Summer Ulpan prior to starting their exchange.
The listed disciplines are not necessarily exhaustive and other fields of study might also be available at the partner institution. Moreover, names for fields of study may be different overseas.
A discipline being listed does not in any way indicate the suitability of the program, nor does it indicate that the discipline is taught in English.
Approval to study particular subjects at any institution is always at the discretion of the departmental/discipline and faculty advisors at Melbourne and subject to available places at the host institution.