Charities by Category: Research
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), led by President Daniel Chamovitz, is the fastest growing of Israel’s research universities. A recognised national and global leader in many fields, actively encouraging multi-disciplinary collaborations with government and industry, and nurturing entrepreneurship and innovation in all its forms. In 2019, BGU broke into the top 50 undergraduate programmes globally that produce the most VC-backed entrepreneurs (according to the ranking by PitchBook).
With 20,000 students and 900 senior faculty, across three campuses in Beer-Sheva, Sde Boker and Eilat, the University is at the heart of Beer-Sheva’s transformation into an innovation district, where leading multinational corporations and start-ups eagerly leverage BGU’s expertise to generate innovative R&D.
BGU effects change, locally, regionally and internationally with graduates from Engineering Sciences, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Desert Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Business and Management.
Ingrained in the DNA of BGU is a strong social conscience. Over a third of students volunteer in one of the world’s most developed community action programmes.
Ben-Gurion University Foundation supports and promotes BGU.
(0)20 7486 7394
British Friends of Bar-Ilan University
(0)20 7724 3777
British Friends of Haifa University
(0)20 8458 9999
Ezer Mizion (British Friends of)
(0)20 7292 2060
Friends of the Israel Cancer Association
Almack House, 26-28 King Street
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
020 7112 4848
020 7495 6824
Technion UK (formerly the British Technion Society)
Tel Aviv University Trust (TAU 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 some 30,000 students, TAU 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 conduct some 3,500 projects annually at 400 laboratories.
TAU is recognised internationally for creating an innovation and entrepreneurship culture on campus that generates inventions, start-ups and economic and social development in Israel. TAU ranks an impressive 8th in the world for producing graduates that found successful VC-backed companies (Pitchbook 2019).
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.