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Stem cells. Image: Dr. Jacob Hanna
Particle detectors built at the Weizmann Institute for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN



The Weizmann Institute of Science is a basic research institute in the natural and exact sciences. The basic premise underlying all of its research is that its scientists are required, first and foremost, to follow their own curiosity. This has led to fascinating multidisciplinary research in every corner of the Institute and findings that often represent leaps in our understanding of the world.


242 research groups

172 staff scientists in research groups and core facilities


Research Grants (2013)


Granting agency WIS success rateNo. of grantsComparison (averages)
ERC Frontier
Research Grants

EU: 9%

Israel: 22%




53% 40 Israel: 33%



35%8 Israel: 26%



38% 11 Israel: 23%

$100m: total worth of grants for Weizmann Institute research projects (in the academic year 2013)

$45m from Europe, $40m from Israel, $10m from the US and $3m bi- and international


At any one time, there are around 1,000 active grants from internal and external resources 

Weizmann Institute researchers obtain some 250-300 grants a year 


The research infrastructure at the Institute is comparable to that of the top institutes in the world. Examples include the Lorry I. Lokey Pre-Clinical Research Facility and the Nancy and Stephen Grand Israel National Center for Personalized Medicine.


Number of projects involving international collaborations with Weizmann Institute scientists, by country:


US –                        415Switzerland –           205Mexico –               59
Germany –              341Japan –                   197Brazil –                 54
France –                 315Spain –                   144Turkey –               49
England –               269Belgium –               116Argentina –          45
Italy –                     226India –                    113Portugal –            42
Canada –               213China –                     94Singapore –         24

The David Lopatie International Conference Centre, which opened in February 2013, hosted 68 conferences, 39 of them international, between June 2013 and the end of May 2014

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