The Institute of the Chemistry is the first in Israel, and the founding father of the Institute of Chemistry, Prof. Andor Fodor, who was recruited by Profs. Albert Einstein and Chaim Weizmann. The first paper in chemistry was sent for publication on January 1924, even before the official establishment of The Hebrew University and the State of Israel.
At present, the Institute of Chemistry have 34 faculty members, and about additional 20 active emeriti professors, performing research in a variety of fields of chemistry. The institute is a vibrant education and research center, that offers B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry, comprising more than 250 undergraduates, about 200 research students and 100 PostDoc researchers from all over the world.