The Institute of Chemistry is the first in Israel, founded even before the official establishment of The Hebrew University and the State of Israel. The founding father of the Institute of Chemistry, Prof. Andor Fodor, was recruited by Profs. Albert Einstein and Chaim Weizmann. The first paper from the institute was submitted for publication on January 1924. 

At present, the Institute of Chemistry has 34 faculty, and 20 active emeriti professors, performing research in a variety of fields in chemistry. The institute is a vibrant education and research center that offers B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry. Currently it is comprised of more than 250 undergraduates, about 200 research students and 100 Post-doctoral researchers from all over the world.E

The Institute equips our graduates with advanced scientific and technological skill sets, and it has evolved into a center of excellence in various areas of chemistry, with emphasis on multidisciplinary research programs. We have a rich environment for teaching and research, with a very good infrastructure and state-of-the-art instrumentation. In addition to the excellent research that results in publications in top journals, many patents and industrial activities evolved, including development of new products and processes, and establishing start-up companies.

We welcome students and researchers for our high level studies and research, in exciting and innovative fields of chemistry!


Main Office of the Institute of Chemistry

Chairman: Prof. Shlomo Yitzchaik
Administrative Director:  Esti Ben Shoan
SecretaryTamar Arava
Mailing Address: The Institute of Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 9190401 Israel
Tel.: +972-2-658-6291 / 6125     
Fax.:  +972-2-566-0425

Chair of the Chemistry StudiesProf. Daniel Harries
Secretaries:  Ilona GajilievaDorit Fahima
Tel.+972-2-658-5273 / 5267


Getting to the Institute of Chemistry

The Chemistry Institute is located on the Givat Ram campus.

  • By bus: Take the bus number 68691435 from the Jerusalem central bus station or the bus number 79 from the downtown area. Get off the bus at The Hebrew University, Edmond J. Safra Campus, Givat Ram, and walk to the Los Angeles building.
  • By car: Use the google map to navigate to the campus.


An alternative is to use the map of the university: https://www.huji.ac.il/huji/maps/givatramCampus.htm

           The Institute of Chemistry is spread over several buildings. The main secretariat is in the Los Angeles bldg. The map includes:

  •            Los Angeles
  •            Casali
  •            Aronberg
  •            Alberman
  •            Philadelphia

           Also available are: