Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) is a national institution devoted to academic research. Located at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, on the Edmond J. Safra campus at Givat Ram, the IIAS is a self-governing body, both in its administrative function as well as its academic pursuit.

The primary function of the Institute is to encourage and support collaborative research. Along with collaborative Research Groups, the Institute annually hosts six Advanced Schools as well as many conferences.

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Congratulations to Prof. Hermona Soreq on being awarded the EMET Prize!

3 March, 2022


IIAS wishes warm congratulations to Prof. Hermona Soreq on being awarded the 2022 EMET Prize for her work in the field of Brain Sciences. Prof. Soreq is a member of the IIAS Academic Committee for Natural Sciences, has co-directed previous Advanced Schools in Life Science, and was the co-organizer of a Research Group in 2002.

Congratulations to Prof. Gidi Shelach-Lavi on being awarded the EMET Prize!

24 February, 2022


IIAS wishes warm congratulations to Prof. Gidi Shelach-Lavi (IIAS Fellow 2020-2021) from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who has been awarded the 2022 EMET Prize. Prof. Shelach-Lavi is an archeologist specializing in north-east Asia, with a focus on the Neolithic and Bronze Age in China.

The EMET Prize is an Israeli prize awarded annually for excellence in academic and professional achievements that have far-reaching influence and make an important contribution to society, and this prize expresses the significance of Prof. Shelach-Lavi's work.

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Michal Segoli

Ben-Gurion University
Michal Segoli is a senior lecturer in the Department of Desert Ecology at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
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  • "There was something magical about the Institute, the people and the beautiful and serene campus, which I cannot quite explain, but it provided exactly the right mixture of quiet surrounding for research and opportunities to get together, consult and exchange ideas."

    Eyal Benvenisti

    University of Cambridge


  • "IAS was my home away from home for four times in two turbulent decades. It was a haven of tranquility, reflection, camaraderie and sheer beauty. Cooperation within my immediate groups was a source of abundant inspiration, but what made the IAS experience unique was the presence and influence of other groups. In my mind, the IAS comes closest to the ideal community of scholars."


    Yoram Shachar

    IDC Herzliya


  • "[My stay at the Institute] gave me the sense of a special place and time, separated from other activities and commitments, and forever associated with research on the topic of our collective endeavor... Such an environment offers a special kind of inspiration."


    David Konstan

    New York University