Charities by Category: Research
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is an oasis of innovation that serves as a model for the world. Unique among Israeli universities, Ben-Gurion University (BGU) was established in 1969 as a vehicle for the social, economic and scientific transformation of the Negev.
Today BGU has succeeded beyond expectations, with five campuses, building an academic institution that is deeply rooted in the local community whilst achieving international recognition for its inspired scholarship and thought-leading research.
The University is however, far more than a collection of campuses, faculties and schools. BGU builds bridges and promotes peace between Israel and its neighbours through collaboration in science and research. It is a link between science and industry, Israel and the developing world.
BGU is a university with a conscience – where the highest academic and scientific standards are integrated with community outreach, and where the pioneering spirit of discovery flourishes, fulfilling the dream of David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister, to make the desert bloom.
Since its inception, one of BGU’s primary goals has been to establish a more equitable society for the people of the Negev region, many of whom are underprivileged. In many ways, the Negev is still considered the “periphery” of Israel, and many of its residents are immigrants who arrived in Israel from the former Soviet Union, Ethiopia and other countries.
(0)20 7724 3777
British Friends of Haifa University
(0)20 8458 9999
Ezer Mizion (British Friends of)
(0)20 3400 2361
Friends of the Israel Cancer Association
Adelaide House, London Bridge
The Charity raises funds for the Israel Cancer Association (ICA). The ICA plays a prominent national role in the fields of detection, research, treatment and education, supporting oncological institutes, nationwide screening, patient care and information services.
(0)20 8455 9579
Rishon Multiple Sclerosis Aid Group
Technion UK supports Technion in Haifa, which is ranked among the world’s top ten science and technology universities. We provide funds for scholarships, labs, faculty recruitment and more.
With three Nobel Laureates, 10,500 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students Technion has earned a global reputation for its work in nanotechnology, life sciences, defence and more. Technion is one of a handful of science and technology universities that also has a medical school. Notable research achievements include Iron Dome, Azilect to treat Parkinson Disease and the Cancer Sniffing Nose
Multinational technology giants, including Google, Microsoft & Apple have set up operations in Israel, mainly on and around the Technion campus due to its research power and trained graduates.
The Tel Aviv University Trust supports Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel’s most prestigious and comprehensive institution of higher learning. TAU represents Israel at its best – dynamic, innovative and forward-looking.
With about 30,000 students in total, the University offers 128 schools and departments across the spectrum of sciences, humanities and arts together with Israel’s biggest and most influential medical teaching and research complex. The University’s 1,000 senior faculty members conduct some 3,500 projects annually at 400 laboratories.
The University is recognised and celebrated internationally for creating an innovation and entrepreneurship culture on campus that generates inventions, start-ups and economic and social development in Israel. For the 3rd year running, TAU was ranked among the top 10 schools in the world for producing graduates that found successful VC-backed companies (Pitchbook 2016).
Weizmann UK supports and raises awareness of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. It is one of the world’s highest ranking multidisciplinary scientific research institutes. Its dedicated scientists are working on over a thousand projects ranging from Alzheimer’s to astrophysics, from cancer to computer science, from nutrition to nanotechnology. They are following their curiosity to make discoveries that aim to solve humanity’s greatest challenges.
Our role at Weizmann UK is to fundraise to support the Institute’s invaluable work and communicate its scientific breakthroughs. We promote collaboration between the Institute and UK Universities and we encourage sixth-form students to take part in the Institute’s educational programmes. We host events to fundraise for and show-case the extraordinary work of the Weizmann Institute.