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Hebrew University Multidisciplinary Center for Environmental Research

The Center for Environmental Research was established in 2000, for the purpose of furthering the following goals:

  • To create a base of expertise that will have a major impact on national decisions regarding environmental issues.
  • To promote environmental education and awareness among students at the Hebrew University and increase general public awareness about environmental issues.
  • To promote multidisciplinary research along the following lines: Develop a deeper understanding of processes and identify indicators of local, regional, and global environmental changes (e.g., biodiversity, climate change); Study the effect of human activities on environmental factors such as soil, air, and water, and examine options for addressing these effects; Investigate the interrelationships between societal changes and the environment; Design new tools and methods, involving technology, the law, economics, and planning, for coping with environmental hazards; Analyze new approaches for managing natural resources and for advancing concepts for sustainable development; Encourage regional and multinational environmental research.

Contact Info

Website http://sites.huji.ac.il/cfer/
Contact Person Prof. Haim Gvirtzman, Director
Phone 972-2-6586515
Fax 972-2-5662581