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50 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Germany and Israel

The anniversary year "Fifty Years of Diplomatic Relations between Germany and Israel" is reflected in the current academic program of Freie Universität Berlin. In 1963 the first Institute of Jewish Studies in Germany was founded at Freie Universität. This year the university is hosting a variety of conferences and workshops for scholars and scientists in cooperation with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and other Israeli universities. German-Israeli cooperation in science and research was a pioneering factor in the diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Joint Projects

From student exchange to cutting-edge research
Deutsche Klassiker entdecken: Chili Atia, Tzvi Schoenberg und Tamar Gutfeld (v.l.) sind drei Studierende der Hebräischen Universität in Jerusalem, die an der Vorlesungsreihe zu deutscher Literatur teilnehmen werden.

In teaching, research, and professional development, Freie Universität works closely with universities in Israel, especially with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

German-Israeli Cooperation

First academic exchange with Israel
Als erster DAAD-Doktorand aus Israel kam Shlomo Aronson (2. Reihe, 4. v. l., hinter dem Mann mit der Sonnenbrille) an die Freie Universität und nahm als Journalist 1963 an der Ludwig Erhards Pressekonferenz als neuer Bundeskanzler teil.

Even before the two countries officially took up diplomatic relations, German students reached out to Israelis, and scientists worked together, also at Freie Universität.

Portraits and Encounters

Individuals shape the institutional cooperation
Der Wissenschaftshistoriker Mark Geller forscht an der Freien Universität Berlin.

Joint research projects and classes are closely connected with the individuals who have been shaping the academic cooperation between Germany and Israel for decades.

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