JERUSALEM (Oct. 10)
Research and development projects at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem have received $6.7 million in overseas and local grants over a two-year period, it was announced today by Prof. Jack Gross, outgoing chairman of the U.S.A. Research and Development Authority at the university. Prof. Gross has been succeeded in the post by Dr. Alex Kenyan.
Research projects undertaken by the university range from Bible studies to the development of new food grains to aid in the world struggle against hunger, and specialized instruments for space research. Nearly half of all sponsored research in Israel is conducted by the Hebrew University. All told, there are 10,103 scientists engaged in some 2,500 research projects at the university. More than 4,600 publications by staff members have appeared in world scientific literature during the past two years.