THE 11TH PRESIDENT OF THE WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND FOUR NEW VICE PRESIDENTS TAKE OFFICE
Institute President Prof. Alon Chen: “Our alumni provide the foundations of Israel’s booming economy”
REHOVOT, ISRAEL—December 1, 2019—The 11th president of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Prof. Alon Chen, took office on December 1, joined by four new vice presidents.
“The Weizmann Institute is a world-leading research institution that generates transformative knowledge and educates the scientists of tomorrow,” said Prof. Chen in his recent speech before the International Board at its annual meeting. “Our alumni embark on careers in high-tech and biotech and in academia, providing the foundations of Israel’s booming economy, just as Chaim Weizmann envisioned. As we reach the milestone of 70 years since the establishment of the Weizmann Institute, I believe it’s safe to say that we have indeed lived up to Chaim Weizmann’s expectations. Perhaps we have even exceeded them.” The full text of Prof. Alon’s speech can be found here.
A full description of the new Weizmann Institute of Science leadership team can be found here. For more on the new president and vice presidents:
Prof. Ziv Reich, Vice President
Prof. Alon Harmelin, Vice President for Administration and Finance
Prof. Roee Ozeri, Vice President for Resource Development
Prof. Irit Sagi, Vice President for Technology Transfer
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The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, is one of the world’s top-ranking multidisciplinary research institutions. The Institute’s 3,800-strong scientific community engages in research addressing crucial problems in medicine and health, energy, technology, agriculture, and the environment. Outstanding young scientists from around the world pursue advanced degrees at the Weizmann Institute’s Feinberg Graduate School. The discoveries and theories of Weizmann Institute scientists have had a major impact on the wider scientific community, as well as on the quality of life of millions of people worldwide.