On Campus

Scholarship program for outstanding graduate students

April 4, 2019


The Faculty of Agriculture, Food, and Environment will be offering scholarships for outstanding research track graduate students starting with the 2019-2020 academic year.

Outstanding undergraduates who chose to study towards a master's thesis in one of the Faculty of Agriculture’s research tracks will receive a monthly scholarship of 6000 NIS, and their tuition fees will be waived for a period of two years (200%).

Faculty Team Wins Best Plant Synthetic Biology at iGem

November 4, 2018

One year ago, to the week, a group of driven students came to us with a exciting idea- they wanted to represent the Hebrew University of Jerusalem at iGEM- the worlds biggest synthetic biology competition.

After a year of hard work the results are in. Of over 300 teams our students' work was nominated for best software tool, won second place in the environmental project category, and won the best plant synthetic biology award!!

Congratulations to our winners who's achievements have made us very proud.

Congratulations to the recipients of distinguished prizes from the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment!

June 12, 2018

Congratulations to the recipients of distinguished prizes from the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment!

During the Hebrew University Board of Governors plenary session today Showcasing the Hebrew University’s Academic Achievements – Awarding of: 


Feeding the world with more fish protein

June 27, 2017

 Israeli innovation feeds the world with more fish protein

As the world faces a projected population increase from today’s 7.5 billion people to 9 billion people by 2050, the demand for sustainable food sources is on the rise. The answer to this looming dilemma may well reside within the booming field of aquaculture. While wild fisheries have been on the decline for the last 20 years, aquaculture, or fish farming, is the fastest growing food-producing sector in the world, and will play an increasingly vital role in our planet’s food resources in the years to come.


Daria Feldman receives Smith Vision Prize

June 15, 2017

Daria Feldman,  a doctoral student in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology at the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, has received the The Robert H. Smith Vision Prize for 2017. The Robert H. Smith Vision Prize was established by David Bruce Smith in memory of his father Robert H. Smith z”l, benefactor, visionary, friend, and namesake of the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment. The Prize is awarded annually to a PhD student whose research best reflects the vision of Robert H.

biochem day

Biochemistry Institute Day

June 8, 2017

Last week, the Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition held an "Institute Day".

Students, Researchers and faculty traveled to Kibbutz Zova, where several students presented their research, and a "kahoot" game was held to help people get to know each other better.

After the lectures, there were excellent chocolate and wine workshops. The Day was very successful and left participants with an appetite for more. The day was organized by Dr. Zvi Hayouka with help from Yael Fructer and the Head of the Institute, Prof. Oren Froy.