German science ministers and academia representatives visit Israel

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Solidarity with Israeli partners in science and strengthening German-Israeli cooperation

Eight science ministers from the German federal states and the heads of the German Rectors’ Conference visited Israel in March 2024. The aim of the three-day delegation trip was to intensify and expand science and university contacts.

Highlights of the trip included the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University and the Weizmann Institute. The delegation also visited Hostages Square in Tel Aviv, a memorial to the hostages who are still being held captive by Hamas, and the Yad Vashem memorial.

Participants from Germany:

Representing the federal states:

  • Minister Jakob von Weizsäcker, Saarland
  • Minister Markus Blume, Bayern
  • Senator Dr Ina Czyborra, Berlin
  • Minister Dr Manja Schüle, Brandenburg
  • Senator Katharina Fegebank, Hamburg
  • Minister Timon Gremmels, Hessen
  • Minister Bettina Martin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • Minister Falko Mohrs, Niedersachsen

Representing the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK):

  • Professor Dr Walter Rosenthal, President
  • Dr Jens-Peter Gaul, Secretary General

Representing the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK):

  • Udo Michallik, Secretary General
  • Katharina Heil, Permanent Representative of the Secretary General
  • Angela Krill, International Relations Officer

Partners from Israel:

  • Professor David Harel, President of the Israel Academy of Science
  • Professor Yosef Mekori, Chair of the Policy and Budget Committee of the Council for Higher Education
  • Professor Arie Zaban, President of Bar Ilan University and Chair of the Committee of University Presidents
  • Professor Yuli Tamir, President of Beit Berl College, representing the forum of college heads
  • Professor Daniel Zajfman, Chair of the Israel Science Foundation

Source: GIF