I-CORE - Israeli Centers Of Research Excellence I-CORE - Israeli Centers Of Research Excellence I-CORE - Israeli Centers Of Research Excellence Israeli Centers Of Research Excellence

The I-COREs

I-CORE Second Wave

I-CORE Second Wave

 

Of the 12 new Centers that were established as part of the second wave, 5 engage in research in the Social Sciences and Humanities and 7 in Exact Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences and Medicine. The centers began their operation on May 1, 2013.

 

The second wave represents another major step in the Centers of Excellence program and is a main pillar in the Multi-Year Reform Plan in Higher Education - a program aimed at fundamentally strengthening the long term positioning of Israel's academic research and its stature among leading researchers in Israel and abroad. I-CORE was endorsed by the Government of Israel and adopted by Israel's Council of Higher Education in March 2010 (Government Resolution No. 1503, 03.14.2010).

 

The twelve centers that were established as part of the second wave are:
 

  1. Study of Modern Jewish Culture – a group under the scientific management of Prof. Richard Cohen of the Hebrew University, consisting of researchers from the Hebrew University, Bar-Ilan University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Tel-Aviv University.
  2. Education and the New Information Society – a group under the scientific management of Prof.Yael Kali of the University of Haifa, consisting of researchers from the University of Haifa, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Technion and the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.
  3. Empirical Legal Studies – a group under the scientific management of Prof. Ilana Ritov of the Hebrew University, consisting of researchers from the Hebrew University and the Technion.
  4. Mass Trauma Research - a group under the scientific management of Prof. Zahava Solomon of the Tel-Aviv University, consisting of researchers from the Tel-Aviv University, Bar-Ilan University, the Hebrew University, the Weizmann Institute of Science and the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.
  5. Abrahamic Religions - a group under the scientific management of Prof. Harvey Hames of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, consisting of researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Bar-Ilan University, the Hebrew University and the Open University.
  6. The Quantum Universe: Particles and Astro-particles - a group under the scientific management of Prof. Yosef Nir of the Weizmann Institute of Science, consisting of researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Sceience, the Hebrew University, Tel-Aviv University and the Technion.
  7. Light and Matter - a group under the scientific management of Prof. Mordechai Segev of the Technion, consisting of researchers from the Technion and the Weizmann Institute of Science.
  8. Astrophysics: from the Big Bang to Planets - a group under the scientific management of Prof. Tsvi Piran of the Hebrew University consisting of researchers from the Hebrew University, Tel-Aviv University, the Technion and the Weizmann Institute of Science.
  9. Chromatin and RNA Gene Regulation - a group under the scientific management group of Prof. Nir Friedman of the Hebrew University consisting of researchers from the Hebrew University, Bar-Ilan University, the Technion, the Weizmann Institute and Sheba Medical Center.
  10. Structural Biology of the Cell - Biophysics and medical technology - a group under the scientific management of Prof. Gideon Schreiber of the Weizmann Institute of Science consisting of researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Tel-Aviv University and the Technion.
  11. Plant Adaptation to Changing Environment - a group under the scientific management group of Prof. Hillel Fromm of the Tel-Aviv University consisting of researchers from the Tel-Aviv University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the Hebrew University and the Weizmann Institute of Science.
  12. Physical Approaches to Dynamic Processes in Living Systems - a group under the scientific management of Prof. Amit Meller of the Technion consisting of researchers from the Technion, Bar-Ilan University, the Hebrew University, Tel-Aviv University and the Weizmann Institute of Science.