Life at the IIAS

Welcome to the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS). Below you will find information about the IIAS and the Givat Ram campus, where the Institute is located.

Opening Hours

The building is open Sunday to Thursday. There is a code to unlock the entrance door to the building if you arrive before 7:00 or after 19:00 (available upon arrival).

Kitchenette and Dining Room

We consider participation in the daily lunch to be an essential element of life at the IIAS. Dairy and vegetarian food is served Sunday - Thursday, between 12:30-13:30   (for a monthly fee). Our dairy and vegetarian meals are prepared by our house chef, with a wide selection of salads and a varied main course.

Office Space

All offices are equipped with a computer, phone, bookshelf and basic office supplies. IT support, fax and photocopying is available.


Free wi-fi is available on all Hebrew University campuses.

Postal Services

Fellows and guests have individual mailboxes to the right of the staircase after entering the building. The box number is the same as your room number. Mail is distributed twice a day, in the morning and at noon. There is a Post Office on campus, in the Administration Building.


The Jewish National and University Library (JNUL)

Bloomfield Library for Humanities and Social Studies on Mount Scopus

Mathematics Research Library at the Einstein Institute of Mathematics

Harman Science Library

A reader’s card may be obtained through these libraries by presenting your IIAS faculty card. 


Parking at Givat Ram

Parking is available on the Givat Ram campus.

University Sports Facilities

Cosell Sports Center (pool, spa and physical fitness center). Membership for Fellows is at the reduced rate offered to Hebrew University employees.

Public Transportation

Getting to the Edmond J. Safra Campus (located in Givat Ram)  from the Central Bus Station: Egged bus lines 14, 35, 68, 69  and from the City Center: Egged bus lines 7, 9

Campus Shuttle - The university operates a free shuttle bus service (from the Givat Ram Campus to Mount Scopus and vice versa) during the academic year and on school days only. The shuttle is free with the presentation of your student or employee card.

Egged Bus Company

Rav-Kav Card: The Rav-Kav is a smart-ride card that enables travel by public transport.  The Rav-Kav is a multi-use card and may be reloaded with various types of ride tickets, such as a multi-ride ticket or monthly pass, and more. 

Jerusalem Light Rail (Harakevet Hakala) Passenger Information