Numerous German universities maintain strong cooperation with Israeli partners. The cooperation extends to all scientific disciplines. In addition to focal points in the natural sciences and the humanities and social sciences, the arts also occupy a prominent place in cooperation. The cooperation instruments used range from student exchanges and cooperation in teaching to joint research projects.
In February 2023, the German Rectors’ Conference () recorded 271 cooperations between German and Israeli universities. These cooperations involved 134 German and 34 Israeli higher education institutions as well as three other Israeli research institutions.
On the Israeli side, Tel Aviv University is the most frequently involved with 31 collaborations, followed by the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem with 30 collaborations and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with 29 collaborations .
The most frequently represented German institutions, with six collaborations each, are: Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Georg August University Göttingen, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the University of Kassel.