NEW YORK (Oct. 17)
At least 20 scholars and scientists on the faculty of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem are currently serving as guest professors or lecturers at leading American educational institutions, it was announced here today by Professor Benjamin Mazar, president of Hebrew University.
At a press conference under the auspices of the American Friends of the Hebrew University, Dr. Mazar declared that the long list of Hebrew University notables invited by American universities “reflects the Hebrew University’s high degree of scholarly attainment.”
Stressing the university’s role as “a great cultural reservoir for world Jewry,” Dr. Mazar stated that “first and foremost, our aim is to build one of the great centers of learning, and to further human progress everywhere.” The Hebrew University now, he reported, has a student enrollment of 7,500, including 100 Arabs, while the number of students from newly independent Asian and African countries is increasing.
Among the American institutions of higher learning where Hebrew University faculty members are now serving as guests professors are Columbia, Princeton, University of California, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, Stamford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brandeis University, Jewish Theological Seminary, University of Chicago, Cornell, and a number of leading American medical schools and research centers.