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“It is my pleasure to welcome you to the website of the European Committee of the Weizmann Institute of Science.
We are a non-profit organization, dedicated to furthering the development of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel.

History has repeatedly shown that curiosity-driven research leads to unexpected breakthroughs and has a meaningful long-term impact on all of us.

Our goal is to enable such scientific research and raise financial means to support the work of our scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science, for the future of humanity.

This website aims to share with you a glimpse of the broad and fascinating science that comes from the Weizmann Institute. Through this website, I invite you to step into a magical journey. A journey in the footsteps of human curiosity, passion and knowledge, a journey to learn and come closer to understanding the mysteries of life and the secrets of the universe.

Thank you and enjoy the WOW – Wonders Of Weizmann (Institute of Science).”

Bob Drake, Chair of ECWIS and Vice Chair of the International Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science

Bob Drake

Chair of ECWIS, and
Vice Chair of the International Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science


Explore our flagship projects

Environmental Sustainability

The climate crisis affects every aspect of our civilization. To change our trajectory, we need to develop science-driven, fundamental breakthroughs that revolutionize how we live. And we need to do it faster than ever before. We can no longer accept small steps forward. And we can’t leave the course of scientific discovery to chance – to the fluctuations of market forces, international politics, and human behaviour.

Brain and Neural Science

A flagship initiative to accelerate neuroscience research. The Weizmann Institute of Science is in the perfect position to lead the charge, with an overarching goal of revealing new understandings of the brain, and paving the way towards treatments and cures for neurological diseases and disorders.

Frontiers of the Universe

A challenging experiment with the potential to improve physics’ Standard Model. The Frontiers of the Universe project will prioritize high-impact areas in astrophysics, cosmology (the study of the history of the universe), and particle physics research, with vast potential for new directions and growth.

Artificial Intelligence

An essential tool for empowering and accelerating scientific exploration. With its substantial expertise in computer science and neuroscience, the Weizmann Institute is uniquely qualified to realize the huge potential of AI for the future of scientific discovery.

23 May, 2023

Weizmann Institute of Science and Max Planck Society Create a Joint Postdoctoral Program

During a ceremony held at the Weizmann Institute of Science on Monday, May 15, 2023, Weizmann Institute President Prof. Alon Chen and Max Planck Society (MPG) President Prof. Martin Stratmann signed a cooperation agreement with the aim of deepening scientific collaboration and exchange between the two institutions, which enjoy a high reputation worldwide for their research achievements. The agreement involves creating a joint postdoctoral program, whose aim is to promote excellent young scientists and attract them to continue their cutting-edge research at both these institutions.  Each year, up to ten postdocs will be accepted into…

13 Apr, 2023

Across the Universe: Israeli Tech to Reach Deep Space for the First Time

The journey to Jupiter has begun. The European Space Agency’s unmanned spacecraft JUICE (short for JUpiter ICy moons Explorer) was recently launched from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. JUICE…
14 Mar, 2023

A Little Dusty – but Alive

Because of their minute size, microorganisms travel the world effortlessly. Winds transport them, perched on specs of dust and other airborne particles, across continents and oceans. Researchers a…
20 Mar, 2023

Israel Prize in Life Sciences to Prof. Michal Schwartz

Prof. Michal Schwartz of the Weizmann Institute of Science is the recipient of the 2023 Israel Prize in Life Sciences, according to a recent announcement by Minister of Education Yoav Kisch. Schwa…
8 Mar, 2023

Treating a Heart Attack before It Happens

Imagine getting treatment for a perfectly healthy young heart that would allow it to recover from an otherwise devastating injury decades later. If you think this prospect seems farfetched, you ar…


Stories and Discoveries from the Weizmann Institute of Science

Source: Weizmann Compass

2 Nov, 2022

Where theoretical physics meets biology

Prof. Ariel Amir is viewing the microbial world through the lens of physics
22 Aug, 2022

Building a home for the brain

The Weizmann  Institute of Science was thrilled to announce a lead philanthropic donation from the Azrieli
22 Aug, 2022

A quantum leap for the Frontiers building

The Weizmann Institute’s Frontiers of the Universe flagship project—which aims to transform our understanding of how the Universe works, from the tiniest  subatomic  particles to the largest galaxies—recently received a major boost from longstanding American Committee leader and Board member Dr. Mark Alexander.  
22 Aug, 2022

Advancing AI and smart materials

As the Weizmann Institute launches its artificial intelligence flagship project, Institute Prof. Ruth Arnon and her husband Dr. Uriel Arnon have made a substantial gift to support research in AI and smart materials.
22 Aug, 2022

From bench to (pediatric) bedside

In December, a celebratory summit took place between Weizmann biomedical researchers and their colleagues at the Schneider Children’s  Medical Center in Israel — one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals. 
22 Aug, 2022

The power of positive thinking

Avisionary gift from Valeria Rosenbloom of Montreal, Canada has enabled the establishment of the Mike and Valeria Rosenbloom Center for Research on Positive Neuroscience—one of the 12 centers in the new Azrieli Institute for Brain and Neural Sciences, Weizmann’s flagship initiative.
22 Aug, 2022

Exploring the neural/immune interface

The Weizmann Institute of Science is delighted to announce a pledge from Larry and Andi Wolfe to establish the Andrea L. and Lawrence A. Wolfe Family Center for Research on Neuroimmunology and Neuromodulation—a pillar of Weizmann’s neuroscience flagship, the Azrieli Institute for Brain and Neural Sciences.
17 Aug, 2022

Rising to the top

Prof. Jacob Hanna from the Department of Molecular Genetics continues to earn worldwide recognition for his   groundbreaking research in embryonic stem cell biology
17 Aug, 2022

Finding hope in science

As a child growing up in the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Former Soviet Union, Lily Iskhakova used to sit in her grandmother’s family medicine clinic watching in fascination as she treated her patients. 

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By leaving a gift in your will to Weizmann you will allow scientists at the Weizmann Institute to continue their ground breaking research. It is a wonderful way for us to support the work of our scientists.

A legacy can help you ensure that long into the future you will have played your part in allowing countless ground-breaking scientific discoveries to be made for the benefit of humanity.