Committed to supporting our community and fighting the Covid-19 pandemic
The Hebrew University is committed to supporting its community of outstanding students and faculty by providing a safe and clean environment. We are aware of the unusual situation incurred by the Covid-19 virus and are taking all necessary precautions in order to ensure the health and wellbeing of our community.
As one of the world’s leading research universities, we are proud of our researchers who are making extraordinary efforts to help understand the virus and accelerate the development of effective treatments and a vaccine.
Since the pandemic’s outbreak, the university has been working tirelessly to improve its distance learning infrastructure and provide an optimal teaching environment despite the challenges. An important priority is to ensure equal opportunity for all students.
We are committed to supporting all the different groups that compose our community. Students are encouraged to use the support network that was established to assist students facing difficulties during this period and who require academic, psychological or financial support.
Starting April 4, 2021, we will transition to teaching that will take place mostly in classrooms on campus. Attendance in classrooms, teaching labs and practical or clinical training will be limited to those with a green pass only (the green pass is granted to persons who have been vaccinated with both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, or who are recovering/recovered from COVID-19). Entry to the campus will be allowed also to those who do not have a green pass, by presenting an up-to-date negative result on a COVID-19 test.
Since the situation is dynamic and the Ministry of Health frequently changes its guidelines, we are aware of the importance of responding quickly to all requests and to constantly adjust to the changing circumstances. Despite these challenges, the university is determined to continue providing its diverse community with a unique intellectual and social experience.
This section contains all the relevant information concerning the university’s handling of Covid-19 during the 2020-21 academic year, as well as a glimpse into the important Covid-19 research being conducted on campus and the large variety of online courses open to the general public either for a fee or free of charge.