The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), founded in 1918 and opened officially in 1925, is ranked internationally among the 100 leading universities in the world. With six campuses, 14 schools, and 23,000 students from Israel and 65 other countries, HUJI is actively engaged in international cooperation for research and teaching. It has signed 150 agreements for joint projects with other universities and 25 agreements for student exchanges with 14 countries. HUJI boasts eight Nobel Prize winners and one Fields Medal winner in mathematics.
The Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA), established in 1988, promotes, plans and encourages the economic development of Jerusalem. Its mission is to promote Jerusalem as an international city, a leader in commerce and quality of life in the public domain. The JDA coordinates between government offices, authorities and bodies involved in the development of Jerusalem; advises on entrepreneurial initiatives, plans and commercial ventures in the city.
BioJerusalem, established and funded by the JDA, promotes business development for the life sciences industry in Jerusalem. They promote clusters of bio-med companies in Jerusalem, streamline investments, and advise and assist these companies throughout their various stages of growth. BioJerusalem consolidates the different groups employed in the life sciences in the city and creates mechanisms for cooperation between them, including industry, hospitals and academic institutions.
Hebrew University (HU) Assets LTD is the executive company of the HU in the field of real estate and endowment funds management. The company manages commercial real estate of the HU inside the campuses, as well as across the country. One of their most celebrated projects is the High-Tech village in the Edmond J. Safra Campus, where close to 50 companies and start-ups operate in different areas of science and high-tech. The company is currently planning the HUJITECH, a hi-tech area that will be adjacent to the campus and offer over 100,000 square meters to companies from the Village and outside of it. The project is set to open its doors in early 2023.